34 days in Spain, France & Manama Itinerary

34 days in Spain, France & Manama Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Manama, Bahrain
— Few hours
Fly:  7 h 45 min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Bilbao, Spain
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Malaga, Spain
— 12 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Paris, France

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Manama, Bahrain

Manama
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Manama online travel route planner.

Paris, France to Manama is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Manama due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Manama hover around 44°C and lows are around 36°C. You will leave for Paris on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Manama

Shopping Nightlife Tours
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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.
On the 7th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Manama to Paris in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Manama in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
You'll explore and learn at Musee Louis Braille and Chateau de Fontainebleau. For shopping fun, head to Val d'Europe or Disney Village. When in Marne-la-Vallee, make a side trip to see Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, approximately Maincy away. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Disneyland Paris, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Temple Bouddhiste, explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Ferrieres, and find something for the whole family at Walt Disney Studios Park.

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Marne-la-Vallee is very close to Paris. In September, daytime highs in Marne-la-Vallee are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bilbao.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Eglise Saint-Etienne
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Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Azkorri and Playa de Candado. Bring the kids along to Playa de Plentzia and Playa Verde. Change things up with a short trip to Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno in Obregon (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, view the masterpieces at Galeria de Arte Artebi. Supermercado de Arte., visit Casco Viejo, and experience the excitement of La Ribera Market.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bilbao route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Marne-la-Vallee to Bilbao takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Marne-la-Vallee in September, expect nights in Bilbao to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Candado, Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno
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Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno ©
Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Family-friendly places like La Concha Beach and Aquarium will thrill your kids. For shopping fun, head to Koloreka or Mercado de San Martin. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion, and take a stroll through Parte Vieja.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia itinerary builder site.

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
San Telmo Museoa ©
San Telmo Museoa

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona itinerary maker app.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Gran Via and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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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.
Let the collections at Monasterio de la Concepcion and Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alhambra and Palacio de los Olvidados. Step out of Granada to go to Nerja and see Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Reez, get engrossed in the history at Casa de Castril, see the interesting displays at Pabellon Al-Andalus y la Ciencia, and get a taste of the local shopping with Milenium Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Granada are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
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Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Monasterio de la Concepcion ©
Monasterio de la Concepcion

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Shop till you drop at Scott Simpson Fine Art and Galeria Martin & Reich. Relax by the water at Playa del Molino de Papel and Playa El Salon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Ronda (Reservatauro Ronda & Puente Nuevo), Nerja (Burriana Beach, Balcony of Europe, &more) and El Torcal de Antequera (in Antequera). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Ifergan Collection.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Malaga holiday builder website.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Malaga, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nerja, Ronda, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, El Torcal de Antequera
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Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

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