18 days in France & Spain Itinerary

18 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Train + Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
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 + Train:  11 h
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: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee National Eugene Delacroix, take an in-depth tour of Maison de Victor Hugo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

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 combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. 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): step into the grandiose world of 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 do a combination of bus and train. 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

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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 Parc Guell. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, admire the masterpieces at Fundacio Antoni Tapies, and see the interesting displays at Casa Museu Gaudí.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online road trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Amboise to Barcelona in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amboise in July, with highs in Barcelona at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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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 Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and explore the galleries of Museo Cerralbo.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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 7th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then make a trip to Torre del Oro, then contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville day trip tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

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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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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