24 days in France & Spain Itinerary

24 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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24 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Male, Maldives
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
2
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Male, Maldives


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3
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, and finally take an in-depth tour of Paul Cezanne’s Studio. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, and then see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence trip planner .

Male, Maldives to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Male to Aix-en-Provence. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Male in August since evenings lows in Aix-en-Provence dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

3
nights
Nice, France

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.
Step out of Nice to go to St-Paul-de-Vence and see Saint-Paul de Vence, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Place Massena, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

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You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in August: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Saint-Paul de Vence, Marineland
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland

3
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and make a trip to Reporters Memorial.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip planning app .

Getting from Nice to Bayeux by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nice in August: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Falaises d'Etretat, Mont Saint-Michel, American Cemetery & Memorial, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder app .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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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 22nd (Thu): stroll through Royal Alcázar of Seville, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally admire the striking features of Catedral de Sevilla. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza de Los Refinadores, make a trip to Metropol Parasol, then walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Seville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Seville is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks 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

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, stroll through Retiro Park, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip tool .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Madrid are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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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.
Spend the 30th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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