22 days in Spain, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Geneva Itinerary

22 days in Spain, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Geneva Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Begur, Spain
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus to Malaga, Fly to Sant Antoni de Portmany
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Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
— 4 nights
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Drive to Ibiza Airport, Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to La Croix-Valmer
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La Croix-Valmer, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, and walk around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip planning website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Barcelona is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Barcelona. Traveling from Jeddah in August, things will get slightly colder in Barcelona: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Begur.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Begur, Spain

— 4 nights
Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). We've included these beaches for you: Cala de l'Illa Roja and Cala del Senyor Ramon. Take a break from Begur with a short trip to Cala Futadera in Tossa de Mar, about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aigua Xelida and kick back and relax at Playas de Calella.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Begur trip maker website.

You can drive from Barcelona to Begur in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Begur, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Begur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

City of Towers

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 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Begur to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In August in Seville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:

Nerja, Spain

— 3 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Relax by the water at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Capistrano Playa. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon, contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Torrecilla, and explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nerja road trip tool.

You can drive from Seville to Nerja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Nerja sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sant Antoni de Portmany.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain

— 4 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala Comte and Cala Saladeta.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sant Antoni de Portmany journey tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nerja to Sant Antoni de Portmany takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nerja in September since evenings lows in Sant Antoni de Portmany dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Sant Antoni de Portmany

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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La Croix-Valmer, France

— 2 nights
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. On the 6th (Mon), stroll through Plage de Vergeron, stroll through Plage de Sylvabelle, and then stroll through Heraclee Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Debarquement, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Jean Blanc, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Cavaliere.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the La Croix-Valmer tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sant Antoni de Portmany to La Croix-Valmer. Traveling from Sant Antoni de Portmany in September, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in La Croix-Valmer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Cannes.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Cannes, France

— 3 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Do your shopping at Rue d'Antibes and Marche Forville. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: TakSea (in Saint-Raphael) and Nice (Colline du Chateau overlook, Vieille Ville, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through La Croisette, sample the tasty concoctions at Colgan's Brewery, and stop by Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cannes attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from La Croix-Valmer to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Anglais.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva travel planner.

Getting from Cannes to Geneva by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cannes in September; daily highs in Geneva reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · 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.

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites
On the Mediterranean Sea coast, the French Riviera-Côte d'Azur has the glitz and glamour rivaled by few places on earth. It is a modern resort area with luxury shopping, seaside cafés for people watching, and several marinas for yachts and super-yachts along its coast. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other lesser known attractions and places to visit, such as the perched villages of Gourdon and Eze, the perfumeries in Grasse, the potters of Vallauris, and the glassblowers of Biot.The Riviera has been the inspiration for many works by artists, such as Picasso and Renoir, which are on display in local museums. Sea-front hotels and holiday resorts are the most expensive options, with smaller, modest, more affordable accommodations available as you move away from major cities or further inland. Cafés, bars, and restaurants are diverse enough to respect your vacation budget and tastes, with the vast majority of eateries serving food local to the area--Provençal cuisine with Italian influences, and Cassis and Bandol regional wines.The small independent state of Monaco is surrounded on three sides by France, and the fourth by the Mediterranean. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century and is a major center for tourism on the Mediterranean. The glamor of Monaco has been replaced by Monte Carlo for its opulence, designer and luxury shopping, and its casino.The busiest travel season is in July and August, when crowds and prices both skyrocket. But, with 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 km (71 mi) of warm blue coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts, and 3,000 restaurants, you're sure to have a wonderful time and find plenty of things to do whenever you plan to stay.