11 days in Spain & South of France Itinerary

11 days in Spain & South of France Itinerary

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11 days in Spain & South of France Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10 h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de La Barceloneta and Delta del Llobregat. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Cellarer and Casa Gispert. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Barcelona is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get cooler in Barcelona: highs are around 71°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
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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 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then stroll through Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Seville planning tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seville, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
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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 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
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Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pick up some local products at Marche Forville, take a stroll through La Croisette, and then take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then kick back and relax at Castel Plage.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 57°F at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Cannes
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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