8 days in Spain & France Itinerary

8 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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Tordesillas, Spain
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Burgos, Spain
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Toulouse, France
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Carcassonne, France
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Biarritz, France
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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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Valladolid, Spain
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Tordesillas, Spain

— 1 day
Tordesillas is a town and municipality in the province of Valladolid, Castile and León, central Spain. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Bodega Muelas, don't miss a visit to Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Monasterio de Santa Clara, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Sacro San Antolin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Reina Juana I de Castilla.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tordesillas trip planner.

Fundao, Portugal to Tordesillas is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Fundao to Tordesillas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Burgos.

Things to do in Tordesillas

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Burgos, Spain

— 1 night
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Huelgas.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Burgos travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tordesillas to Burgos takes 2 hours. Traveling from Tordesillas in February, you will find days in Burgos are a bit cooler (6°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo and then kick back and relax at La Concha Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Burgos to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Burgos in March, things will get a bit warmer in San Sebastian - Donostia: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Tours · Beaches · Nature

Toulouse, France

— 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
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You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Toulouse in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Carcassonne, France

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 3rd (Tue), take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune.

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

You can drive from Toulouse to Carcassonne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Biarritz, France

— 1 night
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Rocher de la Vierge, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Superbe, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Biarritz trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Biarritz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

— 1 night

Green Capital of Spain

The capital of the Basque country, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a medieval city with lively suburbs and a traditional but elegant urban feel.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Anillo Verde, walk around Parque de la Florida, then admire the striking features of Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Maria.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vitoria-Gasteiz trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Biarritz to Vitoria-Gasteiz in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Biarritz in March, plan for little chillier nights in Vitoria-Gasteiz, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Valladolid, Spain

— 1 night

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
On the 6th (Fri), browse the different shops at Pasaje Gutierrez.

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You can drive from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Valladolid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Valladolid are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.

France travel guide

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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.