12 days in France & Spain Itinerary

12 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Train to Paddington, Train to Calais
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Calais, France
— Few hours
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Troyes, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Montbard, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamplona, Spain
— Few hours
Drive
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Soria, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Segovia, Spain
— Few hours
Drive
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Avila, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Torrevieja, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly

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Calais, France

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
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Bath, UK to Calais is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bath to Calais, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Troyes.

Things to do in Calais

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

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Troyes, France

Jerusalem of Stained Glass

Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Basilique Saint-Urbain as well as Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Urbain.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Troyes road trip planning app.

Getting from Calais to Troyes by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Montbard.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

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Montbard, France

Montbard is a commune and subprefecture of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne region in eastern France.Montbard is a small industrial town on the river Brenne. Abbaye de Fontenay has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Abbaye de Fontenay and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Ancy-le Franc.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Montbard trip planner.

Traveling by car from Troyes to Montbard takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Montbard

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

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Clermont-Ferrand, France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get impressive views of Puy-de-Dome Volcano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Murol.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Clermont-Ferrand planning tool.

You can drive from Montbard to Clermont-Ferrand in 4 hours. In January in Clermont-Ferrand, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

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Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the galleries of Contrebia Leucade.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pamplona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Pamplona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Pamplona can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Soria.

Things to do in Pamplona

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

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Soria, Spain

Soria is a city in north-central Spain, the capital of the province of Soria in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita de San Saturio and then don't miss a visit to Iglesia de Santo Domingo.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Soria trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Pamplona to Soria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Segovia.

Things to do in Soria

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

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Segovia, Spain

Light of Castilla

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): wander the streets of Old City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, and then learn about all things military at Alcazar of Segovia.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Segovia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Soria to Segovia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Segovia sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Avila.

Things to do in Segovia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

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Avila, Spain

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of San Segundo, explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila, and then steep yourself in history at Catedral de Avila.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Avila trip maker site.

Drive from Segovia to Avila in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Avila when traveling from Segovia in January, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

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Toledo, Spain

City of Three Cultures

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Toledo tour planner.

You can drive from Avila to Toledo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Torrevieja.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

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Torrevieja, Spain

Torrevieja is a seaside city and municipality located on the Costa Blanca in the province of Alacant, in south Valencian Country. Step out of Torrevieja to go to Cartagena and see Museo Del Teatro Romano, which is approximately 1h 5 min away.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Torrevieja online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Toledo to Torrevieja in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In January, Torrevieja is a bit warmer than Toledo - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Torrevieja

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.