17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Paris, France
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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La Rochelle, France
— Few hours
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Miranda de Ebro, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Cartagena, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Begur, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
13
Montpellier, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Dijon, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
End: Brussels, Belgium


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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Paris is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to La Rochelle.

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Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read La Rochelle online trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to La Rochelle in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Bordeaux.

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Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from La Rochelle to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll set off for Saint-Jean-de-Luz on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Bordeaux

Outdoors Tours Wineries
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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. To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saint-Jean-de-Luz trip planner.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bordeaux in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saint-Jean-de-Luz: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Miranda de Ebro.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
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Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne

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Miranda de Ebro, Spain

Miranda de Ebro ©
Miranda de Ebro is a city on the Ebro river in the province of Burgos in the autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain. To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Miranda de Ebro visit planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Miranda de Ebro takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Miranda de Ebro when traveling from Saint-Jean-de-Luz in July, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Miranda de Ebro

Wineries

Side Trip

Bodegas Muga
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Bodegas Muga ©
Bodegas Muga

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Burgos, Spain

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. On the 13th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Burgos and then admire the landmark architecture of Cartuja de Miraflores.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Burgos online tour planner .

Drive from Miranda de Ebro to Burgos in an hour. In July in Burgos, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planning website .

You can drive from Burgos to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Burgos in July, things will get a bit warmer in Madrid: highs are around 40°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Nature Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the views from Puente de San Bernardo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seville itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alhambra and Mirador de San Nicolas. Visit Albayzin and Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Burriana Beach). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Royal Chapel, contemplate the long history of La Madraza, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena ©
On the 20th (Sat), learn about all things military at Civil War Shelters Museum, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Cabo de Palos, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take a stroll through Calle Mayor, and finally see the interesting displays at Roman Theatre Museum. On the next day, examine the collection at Punic Wall and then make a splash at Aquopolis Torrevieja.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena route maker .

Drive from Granada to Cartagena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Cartagena, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cartagena

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

El Faro de Cabo de Palos, Scuba & Snorkeling, Aquopolis Torrevieja
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Aquopolis Torrevieja ©
Aquopolis Torrevieja
Scuba & Snorkeling
Roman Theatre Museum ©
Roman Theatre Museum

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then browse the exhibits of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Cartagena to Barcelona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Barcelona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Begur.

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Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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Begur, Spain

Begur ©
Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Castell de Begur, then kick back and relax at Platja Port Bo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Calella.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Begur trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Barcelona to Begur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for little chillier nights in Begur, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Begur

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Platja Port Bo, Playas de Calella
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Platja Port Bo ©
Platja Port Bo
Castell de Begur ©
Castell de Begur

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, then explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Planet Ocean Montpellier, and finally wander the streets of Place de la Comedie. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, enjoy the sand and surf at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Montpellier route planner.

Drive from Begur to Montpellier in 3 hours. July in Montpellier sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Dijon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes
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Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes

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Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, then trek along Owl's Trail, then do a tasting at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dijon holiday maker app .

Traveling by train from Montpellier to Dijon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Montpellier in July, with highs in Dijon at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Dijon

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Beaune
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Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon ©
Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien ©
La Cave de l'Ange Gardien

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