20 days in Spain & France Itinerary

20 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Segovia, Spain
— 1 night
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Gijon, Spain
— 3 nights
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Cudillero, Spain
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Gijon, Spain
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Drive
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Limoges, France
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Bilbao, Spain
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Gijon, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid tour itinerary builder website.

Lima, Peru to Madrid is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lima to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lima in November, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are cooler (6°C). You'll set off for Segovia on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Madrid

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Segovia, Spain

— 1 night

Light of Castilla

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Catedral de Segovia, Plaza de Medina del Campo, Segovia, Acueduct of Segovia, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de Medina del Campo, Segovia.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Segovia trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Segovia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Madrid in November, you will find days in Segovia are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Gijon.

Things to do in Segovia

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Gijon, Spain

— 3 nights
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gijon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Segovia to Gijon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Gijon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cudillero.

Things to do in Gijon

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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Cudillero, Spain

Cudillero is a small village and municipality in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. On the 5th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Pesquero.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cudillero tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gijon to Cudillero in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Cudillero sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gijon.
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Gijon, Spain

— 2 nights
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gijon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cudillero to Gijon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for San Sebastian - Donostia on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Gijon

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro as well as Parte Vieja. On the 7th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro and then take a stroll through Parte Vieja.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

Drive from Gijon to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Bordeaux, France

— 1 night

The Port of the Moon

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.
You've added Tour Pey-Berland, St. Andre Cathedral, The Water Mirror, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux day trip website.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bordeaux by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Printemps, Rue de l'Universite, Parc du Champ de Mars, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning site.

Take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Bordeaux in November, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (12°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Limoges.

Things to do in Paris

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Limoges, France

Porcelain City

Known for its medieval enamels on copper (Limoges enamels), its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain), and for its oak barrels used for Cognac production, Limoges has a creative flair with historic significance.
You've added Quartier de la Boucherie, Chapelle Saint Aurelien, Cathedrale St-Etienne, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), admire the striking features of Gare de Limoges, look for gifts at Royal Limoges, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Etienne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Aurelien, and finally contemplate the long history of Quartier de la Boucherie.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Limoges travel route planner.

Getting from Paris to Limoges by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Toulouse.

Things to do in Limoges

Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rue Saint Rome, Marche Victor Hugo and Le Capitole. On the 11th (Thu), take a stroll through Rue Saint Rome, don't miss a visit to Le Capitole, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Toulouse journey planner.

Traveling by car from Limoges to Toulouse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Limoges, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Toulouse, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 7°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bilbao.

Things to do in Toulouse

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Casco Viejo as well as Catedral de Santiago. On the 12th (Fri), admire the striking features of Catedral de Santiago and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo.

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Traveling by car from Toulouse to Bilbao takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Gijon.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Gijon, Spain

— 1 night
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gijon route planning website.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Gijon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Gijon

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parc Guell as well as El Born. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder website.

You can fly from Gijon to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gijon in November: highs in Barcelona hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Your list of things to see and do now includes Puerta de Alcala, Palacio De Cristal, Parque del Retiro, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, take a stroll through Gran Via, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then stroll around Plaza de Santa Ana, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the local landmark of Cibeles Fountain, then go for a walk through Chueca, then take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and finally appreciate the history behind Puerta de Alcala.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Madrid

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Spain travel guide

4.5
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.

France travel guide

4.3
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.