22 days in France, Crawley & Zaragoza Itinerary

22 days in France, Crawley & Zaragoza Itinerary

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Crawley, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Avranches, France
— 5 nights
Rennes, France
— 5 nights
Fly to Barcelona, Train to Zaragoza
Zaragoza, Spain
— 6 nights


Crawley, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Crawley is a town and borough in West Sussex, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Dover Castle (in Dover), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Canterbury) and Portsmouth (The Mary Rose & Portsmouth Historic Dockyard). There's much more to do: stroll through Tilgate Park, gain insight at Winchester College, steep yourself in history at Hospital of St Cross, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at English Martyrs Catholic Church.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Crawley attractions site.

London to Crawley is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. In May, daily temperatures in Crawley can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Avranches.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
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Avranches, France — 5 nights

Avranches is a commune in the Manche department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Fougeres (in Fougeres), Mont-Saint-Michel (Grand Degre, Mont Saint-Michel, &more) and Pointe D'Agon (in Agon-Coutainville). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Gervais d'Avranches, stop by L'Atelier Gourmet, surround yourself with nature on L'Aigrette, Pauses Natures en baie, and don't miss a visit to Pointe du Grouin du Sud.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Avranches trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Crawley to Avranches takes 7 hours. Traveling from Crawley to Avranches, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Avranches, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rennes.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Rennes, France — 5 nights

Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Explore Rennes' surroundings by going to Bayeux (Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux & Bayeux War Cemetery), Dinard Emeraude Equitation (in Dinard) and Nantes (Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne & Les Machines de L'ile). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc du Thabor, admire the landmark architecture of Mairie de Rennes, make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, and see the interesting displays at Les Champs Libres.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rennes day trip site.

You can drive from Avranches to Rennes in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Zaragoza.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Baths
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Zaragoza, Spain — 6 nights

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Step out of Zaragoza with an excursion to Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain in Nuevalos--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, see the interesting displays at Museo de los Faroles y Rosario de Cristal, appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia, and contemplate the long history of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rennes to Zaragoza takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Rennes, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zaragoza, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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France travel guide

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.