30 days in France, London & Spain Itinerary

30 days in France, London & Spain Itinerary

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30 days in France, London & Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Amboise, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Carcassonne Center, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Toledo, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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3
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some cultural insight at Buckingham Palace and Greenwich. Get some historical perspective at Wallace Collection and South Bank. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast, catch a live performance at The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, get engrossed in the history at Jewel House, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Greenwich ©
Greenwich

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ile Saint-Louis and Paris Plage. Get a sense of the local culture at Arc de Triomphe and Île de la Cité. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, don't miss a visit to Harry's New York Bar, take an in-depth tour of Maison de Victor Hugo, and deepen your understanding at La Sorbonne.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

2
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise ©
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then learn about winemaking at Plou Et Fils, then do a tasting at Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Gaudrelle, Vins de Vouvray. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Eglise Saint-Florentin and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal d'Amboise.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amboise, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amboise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray, Chateau Gaudrelle, Vins de Vouvray
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Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Eglise Saint-Florentin ©
Eglise Saint-Florentin

3
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Explore hidden gems such as Palais des Papes and Chateau des Baux de Provence. Get some historical perspective at Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Roman Theatre of Orange. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Les Alyscamps (in Arles) and Site Archeologique de Glanum (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence). There's more to do: join in the after-dark buzz at La Palmeraie.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Avignon sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amboise to Avignon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. In July, Avignon is somewhat warmer than Amboise - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Arles, Chateau des Baux de Provence, Roman Theatre of Orange, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, Site Archeologique de Glanum
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Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

2
nights
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, then do a tasting at Winemaker Workshops, and finally take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Carcassonne Center day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Avignon to Carcassonne Center takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in July, expect nights in Carcassonne Center to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Carcassonne, Abbey of Saint-Hilaire
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Barri Gòtic and Ciutat Vella. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and take in the waterfront at Port Vell.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Carcassonne Center to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Carcassonne Center in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

2
nights
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at San Roman Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza De Zocodover, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Servando. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Santa Cruz, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Galiana, see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, then browse the exhibits of Church of Santo Tomé, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Medina Mudejar Banos Arabes, S.L.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Toledo trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Toledo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Toledo: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Castillo de San Servando ©
Castillo de San Servando

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Paseo de la Castellana. Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Museo Cerralbo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Playa del Alberche in Aldea del Fresno (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid tour itinerary site .

Take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Madrid sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Alberche, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
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.
Relax by the water at Burriana Beach and Papagayo Beach. Popular historic sites such as Alhambra and Lanjaron Castle are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Albayzin, steep yourself in history at Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo, admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, and soak away your stress at Hammam Al Andalus Granada.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Granada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nerja, Lanjaron Castle
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Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Hammam Al Andalus Granada ©
Hammam Al Andalus Granada

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.
Get some historical perspective at Plaza de España and Iglesia Colegial del Salvador. Get some cultural insight at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Archaeological Ensemble of Italica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Almonte (Virgin of El Rocio & Matalascanas). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, contemplate the long history of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, and explore the galleries of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seville itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Almonte, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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