37 days in Spain & Marne-la-Vallee Itinerary

37 days in Spain & Marne-la-Vallee Itinerary

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37 days in Spain & Marne-la-Vallee Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
car:  2​h 30​min
1
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Bilbao, Spain
— 5 nights
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Malaga, Spain
— 22 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Manama, Bahrain

3
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sea Life and Disney Store. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park. Take a break from Marne-la-Vallee with a short trip to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Chateau-Thierry, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musee Louis Braille and steep yourself in history at Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marne-la-Vallee online driving holiday planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Marne-la-Vallee is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manama to Marne-la-Vallee due to the time zone difference. In August, Marne-la-Vallee is colder than Manama - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
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Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Disney Store ©
Disney Store

1
night
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia
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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia day trip planner.

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Marne-la-Vallee to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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5
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Casco Viejo and Room Escape Games. Kids will enjoy Playa de Azkorri and Playa de Plentzia. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to San Anton Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bilbao itinerary builder tool .

Take a bus from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Bilbao sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa de Plentzia ©
Playa de Plentzia
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Room Escape Games

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 10th (Sat), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Paseo del Prado.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bilbao, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

22
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa La Carihuela and Playa El Bajondillo. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa de Cantarrijan and Playa de la Cala Mijas. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Granada (Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), Monasterio Cartuja, & more), Benalmadena (Selwo Marina, Tivoli World, & more) and Nerja (Río Chíllar, Nerja Book Centre, & more). Dedicate the 10th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Ardales National Park. There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get your game on at Playa Mini Golf Espana, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria, and enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Cabopino Beach and Marina.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Malaga trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Malaga in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Malaga: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ronda, Granada, Nerja, Benalmadena, Marbella
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Fly from Malaga to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in September, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Scuba & Snorkeling