48 days in France, Spain & Cheltenham Itinerary

48 days in France, Spain & Cheltenham Itinerary

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48 days in France, Spain & Cheltenham Itinerary

Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Drive:  8​h
1
La Mailleraye-sur-Seine, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Calais, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Arras, France
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Pau, France
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Logrono, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Seville, Spain
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
train:  45​min
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom

6
nights
La Mailleraye-sur-Seine, France

La Mailleraye-sur-Seine
La Mailleraye-sur-Seine is a former commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Mailleraye-sur-Seine: Vieux Donjon (in Brionne), Cidrerie des Hauts-Vents (in Saint-Ouen-du-Tilleul) and Chateau de Montfort-sur-Risle (in Montfort-sur-Risle). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Caresse de Tigre, take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau d'Etelan, steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Jumieges, and admire the landmark architecture of Abbey of Bec-Hellouin.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read La Mailleraye-sur-Seine tour planning tool .

Birmingham, UK to La Mailleraye-sur-Seine is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In August in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Calais.

Things to do in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Neubourg, Saint-Wandrille-Rancon, Phare de la Pointe de la Roque, Chateau d'Harcourt, La chevrerie de Bliquetuit
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Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges
Caresse de Tigre ©
Caresse de Tigre
Chateau d'Harcourt ©
Chateau d'Harcourt

3
nights
Calais, France

Calais ©
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Get out of town with these interesting Calais side-trips: Etaples Military Cemetery (in Etaples), Le Touquet Beach (in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage) and La Coupole (in Saint-Omer). The adventure continues: stop by Calais Wine Superstore, examine the collection at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, contemplate the long history of Calais Town Hall, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Nausicaa.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Calais trip maker website .

Traveling by car from La Mailleraye-sur-Seine to Calais takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Arras.

Things to do in Calais

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Touquet Beach, Etaples Military Cemetery, Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, La Coupole, Nausicaa
Highlights from your plan
Calais Wine Superstore ©
Calais Wine Superstore
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Etaples Military Cemetery ©
Etaples Military Cemetery

4
nights
Arras, France

Arras ©
Arras is just small enough for you to enjoy over a leisurely walk along the two great squares providing a splendid collection of 155 unique façades of Flemish baroque architecture, with stop at the many bars and cafés along the way for refreshments.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arras: Serre Road Cemetery No.2 (in Hebuterne), Richebourg (Neuve-Chapelle Indian Memorial & Le Touret Military Cemetery and Memorial) and Vermelles (St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes & Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of Point-du-Jour-Cemetery, and brush up on your military savvy at Carriere Wellington.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arras road trip tool .

You can drive from Calais to Arras in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pau.

Things to do in Arras

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Vermelles, Richebourg, Point-du-Jour-Cemetery, Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy
Highlights from your plan
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery ©
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery
Carriere Wellington ©
Carriere Wellington

8
nights
Pau, France

Pau
On the northern edge of the Pyrénées, Pau is the perfect base to explore the mountains and ride the Funiculaire de Pau, a unique historic funicular railway that links the city center and Boulevard des Pyrénées to the railway station Gare de Pau.
Get out of town with these interesting Pau side-trips: Cirque de Gavarnie (in Gavarnie), Itxassou (River Rafting & Tubing, Le Mont Artzamendi, & more) and Espelette (L'Atelier du Piment & Horseback Riding Tours). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga, head outdoors with Les Gorges de Kakuetta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Pierre, and Head underground at Grottes d'Oxocelhaya et d'Isturits.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pau online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Arras to Pau in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Arras in September, you will find days in Pau are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Logrono.

Things to do in Pau

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Itxassou, Larrau, Espelette, Cambo les Bains, Banca
Highlights from your plan
Cirque de Gavarnie
Cirque de Gavarnie
Passerelle d'Holzarte ©
Passerelle d'Holzarte
Ferme d'Agerria ©
Ferme d'Agerria

7
nights
Logrono, Spain

Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River. Change things up with these side-trips from Logrono: Catedral de la Asuncion de El Burgo de Osma (in El Burgo de Osma), Burgos (Catedral De Burgos, Capilla de Los Condestables, & more) and RiojaNatura (in Santo Domingo de la Calzada). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tritium, explore the historical opulence of Palacio Real de Olite, and make a trip to Calle del Laurel.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Logrono trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pau to Logrono takes 3.5 hours. September in Logrono sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Logrono

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burgos, Pamplona, Bodegas Tritium, Catedral de la Asuncion de El Burgo de Osma, Tierra Rapaz
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
RiojaNatura ©
RiojaNatura
Tierra Rapaz ©
Tierra Rapaz

10
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Explore Seville's surroundings by going to Ronda (Puente Nuevo, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, get in on the family fun at Isla Magica, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip builder app .

You can fly from Logrono to Seville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Logrono in September, Seville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Seville

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

9
nights
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Bath (44AD artspace, The Roman Baths, & more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and enjoy some diversion at Sandford Parks Lido.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cheltenham trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Seville to Cheltenham in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Cheltenham due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seville in October; daily highs in Cheltenham reach 18°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Stroud, Gloucester, Cirencester, Painswick
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks

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