16 days in Spain & South of France Itinerary

16 days in Spain & South of France Itinerary

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1
Nice, France
— 3 nights
2
Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
3
Cassis, France
— 2 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
6
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
7
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
8
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights

3
nights
Nice, France

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.
Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Nice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Zurich in July, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Marineland
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Food Tours
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, and then look for gifts at Catalan Bougie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Abel Baliff Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Calanque de Maubois.

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You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in July, Saint-Raphael is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)

2
nights
Cassis, France

Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Pastis Et Compagnie, thenget outside with Calanque de Port-Miou, thentake a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de la Grande Mer. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thentake a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, and then head outdoors with Calanque d'En-Vau.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cassis trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Cassis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Cassis sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Route des Cretes
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Calanque de Port-Miou ©
Calanque de Port-Miou

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Las Ramblas, thenwalk around Parc Guell, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and finally shop like a local with La Boqueria.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cassis to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Barcelona, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Granada.

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

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 28th (Tue), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de los Aljibes.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Granada holiday planning website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Wineries
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de los Aljibes ©
Plaza de los Aljibes

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, thencontemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, thensteep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Seville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, thensteep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Isidro, thenmake a trip to Puerta del Sol, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madrid visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Madrid are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Valencia.

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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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 1st (Sat), make a trip to Micalet - Miguelete, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Central Market of Valencia, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Valencia online road trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Valencia by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Valencia to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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