25 days in Spain & France Itinerary

25 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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Saujon, France
— 4 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
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Sitges, Spain
— 2 nights
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Cadaques, Spain
— 2 nights
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Perpignan, France
— 3 nights
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Saujon, France

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Saujon side-trips: Paleosite (in Saint-Cesaire), Le Chateau des Enigmes de Pons (in Pons) and Chateau de La Roche-Courbon (in Saint Porchaire).

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saujon trip itinerary builder site.

Vitry-sur-Seine to Saujon is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Saujon are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Saujon

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Biarritz, France

— 3 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Bidarray) and Hendaye (Plage d'Hendaye & Chateau Observatoire Abbadia). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Rocher de la Vierge, get a taste of the local shopping with Banaka, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Biarritz trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saujon to Biarritz takes 3.5 hours. In July in Biarritz, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Guipuzkoa. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Mota, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Nuevo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia day trip planning site.

Drive from Biarritz to San Sebastian - Donostia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Bilbao, Spain

— 3 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Get out of town with these interesting Bilbao side-trips: Peninsula of Magdalena (in Santander) and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (in Bermeo). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, stop by Casco Viejo, and experience the excitement of La Ribera Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao trip maker website.

Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Zaragoza, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Emoz and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Pilar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zaragoza online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bilbao to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bilbao in July: highs in Zaragoza hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sitges.

Things to do in Zaragoza

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Sitges, Spain

— 2 nights
Sitges is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, in Catalonia, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Passeig Maritim, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Playa de Sitges, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Balmins. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Arrabassada and then cool off at Aquopolis Costa Dorada.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sitges trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Zaragoza to Sitges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Zaragoza in July, you will find days in Sitges are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Cadaques.

Things to do in Sitges

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Cadaques, Spain

— 2 nights
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Explore Cadaques' surroundings by going to Museu de la Mediterrania (in Torroella de Montgri) and L'Estartit (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Platja de l'Estartit). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Cap de Creus National Park. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Salvador Dali House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Esglesia de Santa Maria, pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Salvador Dali, and visit a coastal fixture at Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans Lighthouse).

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cadaques route planner.

Getting from Sitges to Cadaques by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Perpignan.

Things to do in Cadaques

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Perpignan, France

— 3 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte des Canalettes (in Villefranche-de-Conflent) and Chateau de Queribus (in Cucugnan). There's still lots to do: stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, and steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Perpignan online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cadaques to Perpignan takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Perpignan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Clermont-Ferrand, France

— 1 night

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get impressive views of Puy-de-Dome Volcano. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at L'Aventure Michelin and then find something for the whole family at Vulcania.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Clermont-Ferrand trip builder tool.

Getting from Perpignan to Clermont-Ferrand by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Perpignan in July: high temperatures in Clermont-Ferrand hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

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.

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.