57 days in France & Spain Itinerary

57 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 10 nights
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Lyon, France
— 7 nights
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Marseille, France
— 11 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 9 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 9 nights
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Seville, Spain
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Paris, France

— 10 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more), Rouen (Les Racines du Ciel, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder site.

Manchester, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Paris. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 7 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to La Cave de l'Ange Gardien (in Beaune), Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon (in Dijon) and Hotel-de-Ville Meursault (in Meursault). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 11 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Cassis (Cape Canaille, Calanque de Port-Miou, &more), Chateau Fortia (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Cannes (Le Monastere Fortifie, Rue d'Antibes, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde, and see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Marseille, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 9 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Tossa de Mar (Esglesia Vella de Sant Vicenc, Vila Vella (Old Town), &more), Lloret de Mar (Jardines de Santa Clotilde, Platja de Canyelles, &more) and S'Agaro (San Pol Beach & Camino de Ronda). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Marseille in October, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 9 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Museo del Greco, &more) and Segovia (Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, Acueduct of Segovia, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, get outside with Picnic Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 10 nights

City of Towers

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Ronda (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, &more) and Cordoba (Jewish Quarter (Juderia), Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Madrid in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.