16 days in France & Spain Itinerary

16 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
2
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights


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4
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes), l'ile o Loustiks (in Mutzig) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Strasbourg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Strasbourg reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nancy, Colmar, Ecluse de Rechicourt-le-Chateau, Maurice Heckmann, Porte du Lalli
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Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, don't miss a visit to Rue Saint-Jean, thenwalk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, thenmake a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, thenadmire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, thendelve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, and finally examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon route planner.

Fly from Strasbourg to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Lyon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lyon in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ronda.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): make a trip to Ronda, make a trip to Alameda Del Tajo, see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacion del Vino, examine the collection at Museo Lara, thentake a stroll through Old City, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of La Ciudad, snap pictures at Roman Bridge, explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, thenlearn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Ronda by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento La Paz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Santa Marta, visit Barrio Santa Cruz, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Triunfo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seville online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at EXIT Madrid, thenexplore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid online trip maker.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seville in January; daily highs in Madrid reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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