35 days in France & Spain Itinerary

35 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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35 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Coimbra, Portugal
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Salamanca, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Valladolid, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Bayonne, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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La Rochelle, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Nantes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Rennes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Caen, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Le Mans, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Tours, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
15
Poitiers, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Angouleme, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Coimbra, Portugal


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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Plaza Mayor, admire the landmark architecture of Escuelas Menores, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salamanca,Casco Historico, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Anaya, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Salamanca online sightseeing planner .

Coimbra, Portugal to Salamanca is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Coimbra to Salamanca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Coimbra in July: highs in Salamanca hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Valladolid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites
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Salamanca,Casco Historico ©
Salamanca,Casco Historico
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Escuelas Menores ©
Escuelas Menores

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Valladolid, Spain

Valladolid ©
A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Escultura, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pablo, and then stroll through Campo Grande.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Valladolid holiday maker .

You can take a bus from Salamanca to Valladolid in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Valladolid, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Burgos.

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Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Campo Grande ©
Campo Grande
Museo Nacional de Escultura ©
Museo Nacional de Escultura
Iglesia de San Pablo ©
Iglesia de San Pablo

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Burgos, Spain

Burgos
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Burgos online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Burgos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Burgos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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.
On the 26th (Fri), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip builder .

Traveling by car from Burgos to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Burgos in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in San Sebastian - Donostia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bayonne.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Food Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Bayonne, France

Bayonne ©
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bayonne trip planner .

Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bayonne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bayonne

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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Loreztia ©
Loreztia
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne ©
Basque Museum (Musee Basque) ©
Basque Museum (Musee Basque)

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Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chapelle Imperiale, head outdoors with La Grande Plage, then take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): stop by Mercado Les Halles, enjoy the sand and surf at La Cote des Basques, then kick back and relax at Port Vieux Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Biarritz journey builder app .

Biarritz is just a stone's throw from Bayonne. In July, daily temperatures in Biarritz can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Les Halles, Scuba & Snorkeling
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La Grande Plage ©
La Grande Plage
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge
Aquarium de Biarritz ©
Aquarium de Biarritz

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Bordeaux, France

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.
On the 31st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Michel and then make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Bordeaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Jardin Public ©
Jardin Public
Monument aux Girondins ©
Monument aux Girondins

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port, then look for gifts at Le Comptoir Charentais, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Grande Roue La Rochelle, learn about all things military at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle, examine the collection at Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits, then see the interesting displays at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Esperance.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle trip app .

You can drive from Bordeaux to La Rochelle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in August, expect nights in La Rochelle to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Museums Nature
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Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle ©
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle
Parc Charruyer ©
Parc Charruyer

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Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally don't miss a visit to Belem. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Le Maille-Breze, stroll around Parc de Proce, then walk around Parc de la Beaujoire, and finally make a trip to Basilique Saint Nicolas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nantes trip itinerary website .

Drive from La Rochelle to Nantes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Nantes sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rennes.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Parc de Proce ©
Parc de Proce
Village de Trentemoult ©
Village de Trentemoult
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile

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Rennes, France

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll around Parc du Thabor. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Centre Historique de Rennes, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Sauveur de Rennes, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Mairie, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Couvent des Jaconins.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rennes day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Nantes to Rennes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Rennes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Mont-Saint-Michel on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Rennes

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites
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Parc du Thabor ©
Parc du Thabor
Room Escape Games
Marche des Lices ©
Marche des Lices

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Tour Boucle, then make a trip to Grand Degre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Aubert, make a trip to Tour Gabriel, then see the interesting displays at Cathedraloscope, and finally head outdoors with Mont Dol.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rennes to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 1.5 hours. In August in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cathedraloscope, Mont Dol, Plage du Plat Gousset
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Dol ©
Mont Dol
Cathedraloscope ©
Cathedraloscope

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Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Chateau Ducal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames, then learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes.

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Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen in 2 hours. In August in Caen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Le Mans.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ranville
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Chateau Ducal ©
Chateau Ducal
Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus) ©
La Colline aux Oiseaux ©
La Colline aux Oiseaux

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Le Mans, France

Le Mans ©
Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, then get engrossed in the history at Carre Plantagenet, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans, and finally appreciate the history behind Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans.

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Drive from Caen to Le Mans in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Le Mans can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tours.

Things to do in Le Mans

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Papea Parc ©
Papea Parc
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum ©
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum

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Tours, France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Jardins des Prebendes d'Oe, make a trip to Hotel de Ville de Tours, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles, then don't miss a visit to Basilique Saint Martin, and finally examine the collection at Musee du Compagnonnage. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tours journey planner .

Getting from Le Mans to Tours by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tours are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Poitiers.

Things to do in Tours

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Château de l'Islette
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Château de l'Islette ©
Château de l'Islette
Jardin Botanique de Tours ©
Jardin Botanique de Tours

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Poitiers, France

Poitiers ©
Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. On the 21st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Porchaire and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Hilaire, walk around Parc de Blossac, admire the landmark architecture of Hotel Fume, then look for gifts at Fabrique de Parapluies, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre.

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Take a train from Tours to Poitiers in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Poitiers can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Angouleme.

Things to do in Poitiers

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Eglise Saint-Porchaire ©
Eglise Saint-Porchaire
Church of Notre Dame la Grande ©
Church of Notre Dame la Grande
Parc de Blossac ©
Parc de Blossac

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Angouleme, France

Angouleme ©
Angoulême is a commune, the capital of the Charente department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Angoumoisins or Angoumoisines.Located on a plateau overlooking a meander of the Charente River, the city is nicknamed the "balcony of the southwest". On the 24th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville d’Angouleme / le Chateau Comtal, look for gifts at Chocolaterie Duceau, then admire all the interesting features of Brantome Police Horses & Friends, then Head underground at Grottes de Abbaye de Brantome, and finally examine the collection at Musee d'Angouleme. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the activities along Plan d'Eau de la Grande Prairie, then see the interesting displays at Le Musee de la Bande Dessinee, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Andre.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Angouleme route maker .

You can drive from Poitiers to Angouleme in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Angouleme can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Angouleme

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Brantome Police Horses & Friends, Grottes de Abbaye de Brantome
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Brantome Police Horses & Friends ©
Brantome Police Horses & Friends
Musee d'Angouleme ©
Musee d'Angouleme
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