23 days in France, Spain & England Itinerary

23 days in France, Spain & England Itinerary

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23 days in France, Spain & England Itinerary

Start: Canberra, Australia
Fly:  31​h
1
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
7
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Canberra, Australia

2
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, stroll through Colline du Chateau overlook, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nice road trip website .

Canberra, Australia to Nice is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Canberra to Nice. Traveling from Canberra in September, expect nights in Nice to be much warmer, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire all the interesting features of Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Madrid journey planner .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park

2
nights
Seville, Spain

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 12th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Seville vacation builder site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sat), wander the streets of Albayzin, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada day trip site .

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Granada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
nights
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Granada to Paris by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Granada in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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