17 days in Spain, Marseille & Montpellier Itinerary

17 days in Spain, Marseille & Montpellier Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Marseille, France
— 1 night
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Ronda, Spain
— 1 day
6
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
7
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
8
Bilbao, Spain
— 1 night
9
Montpellier, France
— 1 day

1
night
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 19th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Maison de l'Echevin de Cabre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally examine the collection at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The Panier, thenwalk around Le Palais de Justice, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Place Villeneuve-Bargemon.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marseille day trip planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Marseille is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, Marseille is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

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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, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Marseille to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Barcelona are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Valencia.

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

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nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the activities along Jardi del Turia and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Micalet - Miguelete, get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market of Valencia, thensteep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, and finally get curious at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Valencia tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Valencia

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

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nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, thenexplore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, and finally browse the exhibits of Alcazaba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Puerto de Málaga, thenexamine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, thenwalk around Parque De La Paloma, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Malaga trip tool.

You can fly from Valencia to Malaga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Puerto Banus Marina, Parque De La Paloma
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

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day
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 28th (Tue): wander the streets of Old City, contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Lara, and finally see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacion del Vino.

Plan my trip to Ronda with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Malaga in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Old City ©
Old City
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Casa Del Rey Moro ©
Casa Del Rey Moro

3
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 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, thenstop by Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seville journey maker.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Seville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parque del Retiro, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Madrid trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Bilbao, Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 2nd (Sun), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bilbao trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Bilbao by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bilbao, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Bilbao

Wineries Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a stroll through Place de la Comedie, get in on the family fun at AviaSim Montpellier, thensteep yourself in history at Porte du Peyrou, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Montpellier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Montpellier takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Place de la Comedie ©
Place de la Comedie
Porte du Peyrou ©
Porte du Peyrou

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