6 days in Spain, France & London Itinerary

6 days in Spain, France & London Itinerary

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6 days in Spain, France & London Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 day
train:  4​h
2
Pamplona, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Amboise, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Barcelona, Spain

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

Before you visit Barcelona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Pamplona.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pamplona travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Pamplona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pamplona when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Sarlat-la-Caneda on the 9th (Thu).

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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, and then admire all the interesting features of Les Noyeraies du Landers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda travel planner .

Traveling by car from Pamplona to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amboise.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

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Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Amboise trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Amboise takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in May, you will find days in Amboise are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum and then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Amboise to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amboise to London due to the time zone difference. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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