12 days in England, France & Spain Itinerary

12 days in England, France & Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
3
Hyeres, France
— 2 nights
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Queen's Gallery and The New Craftsmen. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and The British Museum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Clarence House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to London is 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in August: high temperatures in London hover around 72°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, then contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally stop by Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Canal Saint-Martin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then take a stroll through Montmartre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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Hyeres, France

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, take in the dramatic natural features at Presqu'ile de Giens, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, and finally view the masterpieces at Villa Noailles. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Grande Plage du Lavandou, and then head outdoors with Plage de Saint-Clair.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Hyeres in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Hyeres to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Grande Plage du Lavandou ©
Grande Plage du Lavandou
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Monastère de Cimiez, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Perpetuel-Secours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and finally shop like a local with Avenue Jean Medecin.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nice day trip tool.

Drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hyeres in August since evenings lows in Nice dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice ©
Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria La Lesia, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip tool.

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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