18 days in Spain & France Itinerary

18 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

London, UK to Madrid is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Madrid to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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 5th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip planning app.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain — 2 nights

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 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, then learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally don't miss a visit to Alameda Del Tajo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, then examine the collection at Museo Lara, and finally wander the streets of Old City.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ronda day trip tool.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 1 night

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra and then admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

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You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, Granada is little chillier than Ronda - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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: walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in September, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes), La Croisette (in Cannes) and Azur Wine Tours (in Vence). The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, browse the exhibits of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nice tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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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 striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.
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Spain travel guide

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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.
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France travel guide

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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.
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