9 days in France & Spain Itinerary

9 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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Gijon, Spain
— 1 night
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Paris, France

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.
On the 27th (Mon), explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Paris is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Biarritz, France

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.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Biarritz driving holiday planning site.

Fly from Paris to Biarritz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Biarritz sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Bilbao, Spain

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see a show at Azkuna Zentroa, don't miss a visit to Arriquibar Plaza, then catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, then explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then make a trip to Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro), then look for all kinds of wild species at Urdaibai Bird Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Basondo.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bilbao online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Biarritz to Bilbao by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bilbao are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gijon.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Gijon, Spain

Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo, look for gifts at Marrara, and then kick back and relax at Playa de San Lorenzo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gijon online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Gijon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Bilbao in August, plan for little chillier days in Gijon, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gijon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.2
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

4.4
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.