16 days in France, Madrid & London Itinerary

16 days in France, Madrid & London Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
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Nice, France
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Cannes, France
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Saint-Tropez, France
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Nice, France
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planning website.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Madrid, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Juan, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. You will leave for London on the 14th (Sat).
Nightlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip site.

You can fly from Madrid to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in May, things will get little chillier in London: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Paris, France — 5 nights

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel route planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Nice, France — 1 night

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 22nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Vieille Ville, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

Make your Nice itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Cannes.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Cannes, France — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Île Sainte-Marguerite, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cannes itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Cannes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cannes are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint-Tropez.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip builder website.

You can drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will leave for Nice on the 24th (Tue).
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Nice, France — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nice holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

See some other sides of Madrid: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, walk around Casa de Campo, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in May, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.