15 days in Spain, Paris & Nantes Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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Bilbao, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France
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Nantes, France
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Bilbao, Spain
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Bilbao, Spain

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, then stop by Lupita, and then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Begona, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao itinerary maker tool.

If you are flying in from Peru, the closest major aiports are Bilbao Airport and Santander Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip planning site.

You can fly from Bilbao to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Mon), visit El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in March since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to fly to Paris.

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Paris, France

— 2 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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in March; daily highs in Paris reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nantes.

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Nantes, France

— 4 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Explore Nantes' surroundings by going to Chateau d'Angers (in Angers), Parc du Thabor (in Rennes) and Planete Sauvage (in Port-Saint-Pere). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Nantes are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to Bilbao.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Bilbao, Spain

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

On the 22nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach and then take a stroll through Parte Vieja. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Talleri Upeltegia, and then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bilbao journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Nantes to Bilbao takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nantes in March: highs in Bilbao hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C.

Things to do in Bilbao

Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Spain travel guide

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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.