17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

17 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle and wander the streets of Latin Quarter.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Paris is 6 hours. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then make a trip to Gran Via, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madrid tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: highs in Madrid hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Seville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seville day trip planning app.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, Seville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. You'll set off for Malaga on the 20th (Fri).
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Malaga, Spain — 2 nights

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Calle San Miguel, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and then contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Gravura Taller de Grabado, admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, and then shop like a local with Ifergan Collection.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Malaga trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seville to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Ibiza Town.
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Ibiza Town, Spain — 2 nights

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 22nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte, and then kick back and relax at Cala Bassa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then visit Dalt Vila, and then see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town route planning site.

Getting from Malaga to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 2 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, explore the activities along Jardi del Turia, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen. On your second day here, stop by Casco Antiguo, hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Gandia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Valencia, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Picasso and Museu Maritim de Barcelona. Get some historical perspective at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, shop like a local with La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barcelona road trip website.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in May, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France

To find out how to plan a trip to Paris, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 64°F and lows about 49°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · 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.