28 days in France & Spain Itinerary

28 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Moscow, Russia
Fly:  8 h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  15 min
8
Versailles, France
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
9
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
10
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Tram + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Moscow, Russia


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3
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.
Casa Batllo has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online journey builder.

Moscow, Russia to Barcelona is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Barcelona. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Moscow in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, hit the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Madrid is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba day trip planning site.

Take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in January: highs in Cordoba hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

3
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seville online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Seville sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods 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

4
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caballos y Vino, walk around Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, and learn about winemaking at Bodega Kieninger.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda road trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. January in Ronda sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wineries Tours
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Caballos y Vino ©
Caballos y Vino
Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos ©
Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

4
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Granada (Tienda Souvenirs La Alborea, Alhambra, &more). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Revello de Toro Museum, contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Victoria.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Malaga online travel route planner.

Getting from Ronda to Malaga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Ronda in January, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Granada
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Room Escape Games

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Place de la Concorde, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris vacation builder.

Fly from Malaga to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Malaga in January: high temperatures in Paris hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ancien Hopital Royal and then walk around Le Jardin de Versailles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet, make a trip to The Water Parterres, don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, and finally don't miss a visit to La Galerie des Batailles.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Versailles trip itinerary planner.

Versailles is very close to Paris. In February, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
La Galerie des Batailles ©
La Galerie des Batailles

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, then snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, and finally visit Montmartre.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Paris is just a stone's throw from Versailles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then stop by La boutique de Mathilde, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at OL Le Musee, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

OL Le Musee
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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