16 days in France, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

16 days in France, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
2
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
3
Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
4
Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
5
Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, thensteep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, thenstroll around Luxembourg Gardens, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris journey builder tool.

Columbia, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Columbia in June; daily highs in Paris reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
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 14th (Mon), make a trip to Place Parlement, take in the views from Pont de Pierre, and then admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin. On the next day, make a trip to The Water Mirror, thenadmire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux road trip app.

Take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums Historic Sites
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La Cite du Vin ©
La Cite du Vin
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain ©
CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain

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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 16th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz, thenget great views at Rocher de la Vierge, thentour the pleasant surroundings at La Cote des Basques, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Imperiale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Superbe, take in the waterfront at Promenade Jacques Thibaud, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and finally don't miss a visit to Port des Pecheurs.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Biarritz driving holiday tool.

Drive from Bordeaux to Biarritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bordeaux in June, you will find days in Biarritz are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
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Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
Rocher de la Vierge ©
Rocher de la Vierge

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Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get curious at Cite de l'espace and then get to know the fascinating history of Quai de la Daurade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, look for gifts at Criollo Chocolatier - Magasin de Victor Hugo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japonais, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, and finally make a trip to Le Capitole.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Toulouse trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Biarritz to Toulouse in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Biarritz in June, expect nights in Toulouse to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Church of Les Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, admire the masterpieces at Espace Dominique Bagouet, and then learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): wander the streets of Place de la Comedie, thenlearn about winemaking at Cave Art de Vin, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Montpellier road trip planning tool.

Getting from Toulouse to Montpellier by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries Museums Neighborhoods
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Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Espace Dominique Bagouet ©
Espace Dominique Bagouet

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Barcelona sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, thenmake a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Madrid day trip website.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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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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