14 days in Spain & France Itinerary

14 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Paris, France
— 3 nights


Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

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Oakland, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Oakland in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Valencia.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Valencia, Spain — 2 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 6th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda and then get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Valencia driving holiday website.

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Marseille.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Marseille, France — 2 nights

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 8th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, explore the galleries of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire all the interesting features of Route des Cretes, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Calanque de Figuerolles, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Marseille attractions planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Valencia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marseille, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
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Nice, France — 3 nights

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.
Nice is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get great views at Mt Boron, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and make a trip to Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu.

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You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris trip tool.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nice in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Spain travel guide

Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.

France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.