18 days in France & Spain Itinerary

18 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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18 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  8​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Amboise, France
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem, Israel


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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.
Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, get engrossed in the history at Maison de Victor Hugo, see the interesting displays at Musee National Eugene Delacroix, and make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip maker tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Paris is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Paris is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, then get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Amboise online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Amboise in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Picasso and Casa Museu Gaudí. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and wander the streets of Ciutat Vella.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Amboise to Barcelona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amboise in July, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Prado National Museum and Museo Cerralbo will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Madrid to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, then deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville trip planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Archive Saint John of God Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Royal Chapel of Granada, then take an in-depth tour of Centro Cultural Baños Árabes, then soak away your stress at Hammam Al Andalus Granada, and finally take a stroll through Albayzin.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip planning app .

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Baths

Side Trip

Centro Cultural Baños Árabes
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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