18 days in France & Spain Itinerary

18 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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18 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Reims, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Saint-Tropez, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Manila, Philippines


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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.
You've now added Palace of Versailles to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning tool .

Manila, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Paris is minus 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Manila in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Saint-Remi, then do a tasting at Champagne Taittinger, and then do a tasting at Champagnes Pommery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Reims vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Reims takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Reims, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Historic Sites
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Champagne Taittinger ©
Champagne Taittinger
Basilique Saint-Remi ©
Basilique Saint-Remi
Champagnes Pommery
Champagnes Pommery

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon online travel planner.

Getting from Reims to Lyon by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and tram. Traveling from Reims in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lyon, with lows of 18°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

1
night
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. To find out how to plan a trip to Saint-Tropez, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lyon to Saint-Tropez in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of tram and flight. While traveling from Lyon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Tropez, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Historic Sites
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St. Tropez Harbor ©
St. Tropez Harbor

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.
To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in June, plan for little chillier days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercado Central de Atarazanas, Museo Picasso Malaga, Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga, and other attractions you added. On the 20th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga online road trip planner.

Fly from Nice to Malaga in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Malaga to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 22nd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Granada, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Marbella.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

1
night
Marbella, Spain

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by Marbella Old Town.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marbella road trip tool.

You can drive from Granada to Marbella in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Marbella

Neighborhoods
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Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

3
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 Plaza de Cibeles as well as Gran Via. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Marbella to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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