17 days in Spain & France Itinerary

17 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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17 days in Spain & France Itinerary

Start: Indore, India
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
La Croix-Valmer, France
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Indore, India


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1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 3rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc Guell, and finally wander the streets of Barri de Gracia. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then examine the collection at Museo Picasso, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning site .

Indore, India to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Indore in May, expect nights in Barcelona to be a bit cooler, around 16°C, while days are much colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Royal Chapel, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery, take a stroll through Albayzin, then explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip planning app .

Fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you will find days in Granada are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then explore the galleries of Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 9th (Thu), examine the collection at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, then stroll through Retiro Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
La Croix-Valmer, France

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Relax by the water at Plage d'Heraclee and Plage du Debarquement. Get some historical perspective at Grimaud Castle and Eglise St Michel. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Vergeron, and trek along Sentier Botanique.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Croix-Valmer trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Madrid to La Croix-Valmer with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in La Croix-Valmer can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Grimaud, Cogolin
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. Musee d'Orsay and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, contemplate the long history of The Catacombs of Paris, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Croix-Valmer to Paris. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from La Croix-Valmer in May: highs in Paris hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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