16 days in France & Spain Itinerary

16 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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16 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Dallas, United States


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3
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dallas to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect nights in Paris to be much colder, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Mont-Saint-Michel (Terrasse de l'Ouest & Mont Saint-Michel), Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant (in Falaise) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, American Cemetery & Memorial, Falaises d'Etretat, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

2
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Barcelona takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in September: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 79°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
On the 4th (Wed), stroll through Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Isla Magica and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seville sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Seville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, nightlife, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder .

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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