34 days in Spain, France & Manama Itinerary

34 days in Spain, France & Manama Itinerary

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34 days in Spain, France & Manama Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Manama, Bahrain
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Bilbao, Spain
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Malaga, Spain
— 12 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Paris, France

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Manama, Bahrain

Manama
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manama visit planner.

Paris, France to Manama is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Arabia Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Manama reach 44°C and lows reach 36°C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off toParis.

Things to do in Manama

Shopping Nightlife Parks

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Manama to Paris takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manama in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

5
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
For shopping fun, head to Val d'Europe or La Vallee Village. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chateau de Fontainebleau and Musee Louis Braille. Go for a jaunt from Marne-la-Vallee to Maincy to see Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Disneyland Paris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Etienne, find something for the whole family at Walt Disney Studios Park, and stop by Disney Village.

For photos and tourist information, read our Marne-la-Vallee trip planner .

Marne-la-Vallee is very close to Paris. In September in Marne-la-Vallee, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bilbao.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Eglise Saint-Etienne
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

4
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Galeria de Arte Artebi. Supermercado de Arte.. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and La Ribera Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bilbao: Playa de Candado (in Isla) and Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno (in Obregon). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Azkorri, take a stroll through Casco Viejo, and stroll through Playa de Plentzia.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao road trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Marne-la-Vallee to Bilbao in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Marne-la-Vallee in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bilbao, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, Playa de Candado
Highlights from your plan
Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

3
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Get some cultural insight at San Telmo Museoa and Parte Vieja. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Concha Beach and Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Plaza de Guipuzkoa, stop by Koloreka, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia visit planner .

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
San Telmo Museoa ©
San Telmo Museoa

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder website .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Gran Via and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Reez and Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias). Get some cultural insight at Alhambra and Palacio de los Olvidados. When in Granada, make a side trip to see Playa de la Cala el Canuelo in Nerja, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Milenium Gallery, examine the collection at Pabellon Al-Andalus y la Ciencia, explore the world behind art at Monasterio de la Concepcion, and get engrossed in the history at Casa de Castril.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Granada day trip site .

You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Granada, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Highlights from your plan
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo

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nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Let the collections at Scott Simpson Fine Art and Ifergan Collection capture your imagination. Relax by the water at Burriana Beach and Playa El Salon. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Ronda (Reservatauro Ronda & Puente Nuevo), Calle San Miguel (in Torremolinos) and El Torcal de Antequera (in Antequera). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Molino de Papel, view the masterpieces at Gravura Taller de Grabado, explore the galleries of Alcazaba, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Malaga, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nerja, Torremolinos, Ronda, Fuengirola, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
Highlights from your plan
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

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