16 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Tarragona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 2 nights

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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 24th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In June in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tarragona.
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Tarragona, Spain — 2 nights

Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. On the 26th (Mon), snap pictures at Pont del Diable, get in on the family fun at Ferrari Land, then cool off at Aquopolis, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Pineda. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Mediterranean Balcony, explore the ancient world of Ca La Garsa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, and finally contemplate the long history of Tarragona Amphitheatre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarragona travel planner.

Drive from Barcelona to Tarragona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 28th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparc Valencia and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Valencia tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tarragona to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. June in Valencia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza, Spain — 1 night

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 30th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some photo ops at Torre Del Pilar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acuario de Zaragoza.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Zaragoza trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Valencia to Zaragoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain — 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, then make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, and then take in the dramatic natural features at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, then admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, then take in the views from Puente Zubizuri, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Zaragoza to Bilbao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zaragoza in July, with highs in Bilbao at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 1 night

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Toulouse.
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Toulouse, France — 1 night

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): engage your brain at Cite de l'espace.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Toulouse takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Toulouse: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 1 night

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St. Pierre and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Montpellier online travel route planner.

Getting from Toulouse to Montpellier by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques and then make a trip to Maison de l'Echevin de Cabre.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip maker app.

You can drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
On the 7th (Fri), take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, then take a stroll through Le Suquet, and then make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip site.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Marseille, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C.
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Spain travel guide

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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.
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France travel guide

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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.
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