28 days in France, Spain & Kapellen Itinerary

28 days in France, Spain & Kapellen Itinerary

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28 days in France, Spain & Kapellen Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Drive:  1 h
1
Kapellen, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
2
Nancy, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Gruissan, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Platja d'Aro, Spain
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Salou, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Macon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Reims, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
10
Kapellen, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Brussels, Belgium


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1
night
Kapellen, Belgium

Kapellen ©
Kapellen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum Kalmthout, then head outdoors with Grenspark de Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide, and then go for a walk through Loopgravenpad Mastenbos.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kapellen trip planner.

Brussels to Kapellen is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Kapellen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Nancy.

Things to do in Kapellen

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Kalmthout
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Loopgravenpad Mastenbos ©
Loopgravenpad Mastenbos
Arboretum Kalmthout ©
Arboretum Kalmthout

2
nights
Nancy, France

Nancy ©
Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, walk around Parc de la Pepiniere, then admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de Ville, and finally make a trip to Place Stanislas. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, then pause for some photo ops at Place de la Carriere, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Œuvre de la cathédrale, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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You can drive from Kapellen to Nancy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Nancy

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Metz
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Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy ©
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

3
nights
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.
Lyon is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, stop by Secrets d'Apiculteur, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and have some family-friendly fun at DreamAway Lyon.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nancy to Lyon in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or take a train. While traveling from Nancy, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lyon, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Gruissan.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

2
nights
Gruissan, France

Gruissan ©
Gruissan is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame-des-Auzils, stop by Le Salin de Gruissan, and then make a trip to Tour Barberousse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, head outdoors with La Clape, then learn about winemaking at Terra Vinea, and finally experience rural life at Moulin du Mont Ramus.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gruissan trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Lyon to Gruissan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and car; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Platja d'Aro.

Things to do in Gruissan

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Terra Vinea, Moulin du Mont Ramus
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Notre-Dame-des-Auzils ©
Notre-Dame-des-Auzils
Tour Barberousse ©
Tour Barberousse
La Clape ©
La Clape

6
nights
Platja d'Aro, Spain

Platja d'Aro ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Cadaques (Salvador Dali House & Cap de Creus National Park), Girona Cathedral (Catedral) (in Girona) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Platja d'Aro trip planner .

You can drive from Gruissan to Platja d'Aro in 2.5 hours. In July in Platja d'Aro, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salou.

Things to do in Platja d'Aro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cadaques, Vila Vella (Old Town), Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Platja Port Bo, Castell de Begur
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Playa Cala Rovira ©
Playa Cala Rovira
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Cami Ronda ©
Cami Ronda

5
nights
Salou, Spain

Salou ©
Known for its Mediterranean climate and vibrant beach community, Salou serves as the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salou: Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (in Montserrat), Pont del Diable (in Tarragona) and Peniscola (Bufador & Peniscola Castle). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at PortAventura, don't miss a visit to Avenida Jaume I, kick back and relax at Capellans Beach, and stroll through Playa de Arrabassada.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salou road trip app .

You can drive from Platja d'Aro to Salou in 2.5 hours. July in Salou sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Salou

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarragona, Peniscola, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Aquopolis Costa Dorada
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PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park ©
PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park
PortAventura
PortAventura
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey

2
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, then explore the world behind art at Musee Fabre, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Place de la Comedie. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, and then contemplate the long history of Porte du Peyrou.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Montpellier journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Salou to Montpellier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Montpellier sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Macon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries Museums Neighborhoods
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Bertrand Bosc ©
Bertrand Bosc
Room Escape Games
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre

2
nights
Macon, France

Macon ©
Mâcon, historically anglicized as Mascon, is a small city in east-central France. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of Cluny, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastere Royal de Brou, and then indulge your taste buds at Chateau de Chasselas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Touroparc Zoo, take in the dramatic natural features at La Roche de Solutre, and then get your game on at Laser Game.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Macon trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Macon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Montpellier in July since evenings lows in Macon dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Reims.

Things to do in Macon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monastere Royal de Brou, Touroparc Zoo, La Roche de Solutre, Abbey of Cluny
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Touroparc Zoo ©
Touroparc Zoo
La Roche de Solutre ©
La Roche de Solutre
Monastere Royal de Brou
Monastere Royal de Brou

2
nights
Reims, France

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery, learn about winemaking at Champagne Taittinger, then admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, and finally ponder the design of Fontaine Sube.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Reims trip website .

Drive from Macon to Reims in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Macon in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Reims, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kapellen.

Things to do in Reims

Tours Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Chateau de Pierrefonds
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau
Basilique Saint-Remi ©
Basilique Saint-Remi

2
nights
Kapellen, Belgium

Kapellen ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Bakkersmolen Wildert, take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum Kalmthout, then head outdoors with Grenspark de Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide, and finally stroll around Moretusbos.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kapellen day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Reims to Kapellen takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kapellen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kalmthout, Bakkersmolen Wildert, Moretusbos
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Arboretum Kalmthout ©
Arboretum Kalmthout
Loopgravenpad Mastenbos ©
Loopgravenpad Mastenbos
Moretusbos ©
Moretusbos

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