15 days in Spain & France Itinerary

15 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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15 days in Spain & France Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
1
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
End: Paris, France


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4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Cripta Magica, Castellana 113 Lounge&Bar, Royal Palace of Madrid, and other attractions you added.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Barcelona on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Bosc de les Fades as well as Playa de La Barceloneta. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Cellarer. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Casa Batllo.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach, steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villa Kerylos
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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