15 days in Spain, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur & Nimes Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur & Nimes Itinerary

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15 days in Spain, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur & Nimes Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  12 h
1
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 45 min
2
Cies Islands, Spain
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
3
Gijon, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
La Coruna, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Arles, France
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
8
Nimes, France
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
9
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1
night
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pedal to the sights with Vista Galicia - Day Tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela. On the next day, make a trip to Botafumeiro, then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, then stroll around Parque de la Alameda, and finally don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico.

To find maps, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela trip planner.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Santiago de Compostela is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santo Domingo to Santiago de Compostela. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cies Islands.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Vista Galicia - Day Tours ©
Vista Galicia - Day Tours
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©

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night
Cies Islands, Spain

Cies Islands ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): trek along Ruta de O Alto do Principe and then head off the coast to Playa de Rodas.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cies Islands route builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santiago de Compostela to Cies Islands. In August, daily temperatures in Cies Islands can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gijon.

Things to do in Cies Islands

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Playa de Rodas ©
Playa de Rodas

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day
Gijon, Spain

Gijon
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Acuario de Gijon, explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropolis del Monte Areo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Lorenzo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gijon trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cies Islands to Gijon. In August in Gijon, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to La Coruna.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
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Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo
Acuario de Gijon ©
Acuario de Gijon
Necropolis del Monte Areo
Necropolis del Monte Areo

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night
La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte de San Pedro, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Maria Pita, then visit a coastal fixture at Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento a Maria Pita.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the La Coruna road trip planning website .

You can drive from Gijon to La Coruna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in La Coruna can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites
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Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Plaza de Maria Pita ©
Plaza de Maria Pita
Monte de San Pedro ©
Monte de San Pedro

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Marineland and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Place Massena, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and finally make a splash at Aquasplash.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nice tour itinerary maker tool .

Fly from La Coruna to Nice in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from La Coruna in August, with highs in Nice at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods

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Antibes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Aquasplash ©
Aquasplash

2
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage de l'Escalet, stroll through Plage de Gigaro, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ponche Beach. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, then cool off at Aqualand Frejus, then get in on the family fun at Aqualand Saint Maxime, and finally find something for the whole family at Azur Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez travel route app .

Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in August: highs in Saint-Tropez hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aqualand Frejus, Plage de Gigaro, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Aqualand Saint Maxime
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Aqualand Frejus ©
Aqualand Frejus
Azur Park ©
Azur Park

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nights
Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, kick back and relax at Plage du Cavaou, and then walk around Dinosaur'Istres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, and finally identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Arles route maker website .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Arles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in August: highs in Arles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Nimes.

Things to do in Arles

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Plage du Cavaou, Dinosaur'Istres
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Plage du Cavaou ©
Plage du Cavaou
Dinosaur'Istres ©
Dinosaur'Istres
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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Nimes, France

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
On the 12th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Place du Marche, delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, enjoy breathtaking views from Tour Magne, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, then experience the excitement of Cap'vr, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nimes trip itinerary maker.

Nimes is just a stone's throw from Arles. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Nimes

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Jardins de la Fontaine ©
Jardins de la Fontaine
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree
Musee des Beaux-Arts ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts

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nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get outside with Canoe Evasion, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Zoo De La Barben and then head outdoors with Ventoux Aventure.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Avignon trip site .

Avignon is very close to Nimes. In August, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Outdoors Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zoo De La Barben, Ventoux Aventure, Canoe Evasion
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Zoo De La Barben ©
Zoo De La Barben

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