17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Bandol, France
— 2 nights
3
La Croix-Valmer, France
— 2 nights
4
Antibes, France
— 2 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
8
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights


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2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in May, with highs in Paris at 64°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bandol.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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Bandol, France

Bandol is a commune in Var department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, then identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, then explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. Keep things going the next day: trek along Sentier Littoral, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then kick back and relax at Bestouan Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Plage du Corton.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bandol attractions planner.

Getting from Paris to Bandol by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in June: high temperatures in Bandol hover around 82°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Bandol

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cassis, La Calanque de Figuerolles, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, La Route du Sel, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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La Croix-Valmer, France

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Le Cap Lardier, then kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Plage du Debarquement, then stroll through Plage de Vergeron, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gigaro, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Marines.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the La Croix-Valmer trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Bandol to La Croix-Valmer by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Antibes.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
On the 6th (Sat), head off the coast to Lérins Islands, steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and then wander the streets of La Croisette. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then identify plant and animal life at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, and finally fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Antibes day trip planning tool.

You can drive from La Croix-Valmer to Antibes in 1.5 hours. Traveling from La Croix-Valmer in June, expect nights in Antibes to be a bit warmer, around 65°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cannes, Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, Scuba & Snorkeling, Swim with Dolphins, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 8th (Mon), stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Antibes to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Transportation · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 10th (Wed), take a stroll through Albayzin, contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then contemplate the long history of Court of the Lions, and finally step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Concepcion, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, then explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

Start your trip to Granada by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you will find days in Granada are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are slightly colder (61°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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night
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.
On the 12th (Fri), make a trip to Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · 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.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll around Casa de Campo, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Madrid are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

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