8 days in Spain & France Itinerary

8 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 day
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Tamariu, Spain
— 2 nights
La Croix-Valmer, France
— 3 nights
Drive to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Fly to Paris


Paris, France — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a trip to Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through La Latina, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit warmer in Madrid: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): visit Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tamariu.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Tamariu, Spain — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Calella, then kick back and relax at Platja Port Bo, and then kick back and relax at Aigua Xelida. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Stolli's Divebase and then kick back and relax at La playa de Tamariu.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tamariu itinerary app.

You can drive from Barcelona to Tamariu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Tamariu when traveling from Barcelona in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to La Croix-Valmer.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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La Croix-Valmer, France — 3 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Vergeron. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plage du Debarquement and Heraclee Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Grimaud 1 Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Michel, make a trip to Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Pause Serenite.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our La Croix-Valmer online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tamariu to La Croix-Valmer in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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.

Spain travel guide

Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.

Costa Brava travel guide

Beaches · Gardens · Scuba & Snorkeling
Costa Brava, Catalonia’s famous "rugged coast," is an interesting mixture of rocky cliffs and picture-perfect sandy beaches. One of the country’s three major coastline vacation destinations, Costa Brava has an incredibly diverse marine life and draws considerable tourism for some of the finest scuba diving spots in the country. But its biggest attractions may very well be its inland stone villages and towns, many of which feature well-preserved medieval structures and extremely narrow cobblestone streets. Here, see numerous sites associated with the life and work of Salvador Dalí, the country’s renowned surrealist artist.