17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Reims, France
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Reims, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Tours, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
4
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Potes, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Santillana del Mar, Spain
— Few hours
train:  1​h
7
Santander, Spain
— 3 nights
End: Santander, Spain

4
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Reims, France

Reims
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reims trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Paris-Orly Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In August, daytime highs in Reims are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 7th (Wed), you're off toTours.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Tours Historic Sites
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Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tours online itinerary builder .

Take a train from Reims to Tours in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Reims in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tours, with lows of 17°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Villandry
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Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 8th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Prieure de Cayac.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Tours to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France

Saint-Jean-de-Luz ©
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. Kids will appreciate attractions like Plage de Mayarco and Plage d'Hendaye. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Jean-de-Luz: Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne (in Bayonne) and Aquarium de Biarritz (in Biarritz). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage de Lafitenia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Erromardie, step into the grandiose world of Maison Louis XIV, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Jean-de-Luz itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Saint-Jean-de-Luz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Jean-de-Luz can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Potes.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Biarritz, Plage d'Hendaye, Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
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Grande Plage ©
Grande Plage
Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz
Plage d'Hendaye ©
Plage d'Hendaye

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Potes, Spain

Potes ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa de Amio, see the interesting displays at Ferreria de Cades, then steep yourself in history at Torre Del Infantado, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Infantado. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Cueva El Soplao, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria, and then head outdoors with Picos Xtreme.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Potes tour planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Potes takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Potes are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santillana del Mar.

Things to do in Potes

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Amio, Church of Santa Maria, Ferreria de Cades, Picos Xtreme, Cueva El Soplao
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Picos Xtreme ©
Picos Xtreme
Ferreria de Cades ©
Ferreria de Cades
Cueva El Soplao ©
Cueva El Soplao

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Santillana del Mar, Spain

Santillana del Mar ©
Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. On the 16th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo de la Inquisicion, then take a stroll through Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santillana del Mar trip maker tool .

Drive from Potes to Santillana del Mar in 1.5 hours. August in Santillana del Mar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Santander.

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museo de la Tortura ©
Museo de la Tortura

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Santander, Spain

Santander ©
Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Bring the kids along to Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno and Playa de El Puntal. Take a break from Santander with a short trip to Playa de Ris in Noja, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Primera de El Sardinero, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de La Magdalena, and make a trip to Plaza Porticada.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santander trip planner .

Traveling by train from Santillana del Mar to Santander takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, Playa de Ris
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Playa Primera de El Sardinero ©
Playa Primera de El Sardinero
Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno ©
Playa de Ris ©
Playa de Ris

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