20 days in Spain & France Itinerary

20 days in Spain & France Itinerary

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Start: Sacramento, United States
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
+2
Tram + Fly + Drive:  4 h
5
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Rouen, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Sacramento, United States


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2
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder website.

Sacramento, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in August, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are a bit warmer (71°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Sorolla. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online visit planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Madrid to be slightly colder, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 92°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

1
night
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 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio and then see the interesting displays at Musee Granet.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence journey maker site.

You can fly from Madrid to Aix-en-Provence in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect nights in Aix-en-Provence to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites
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Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Fondation Vasarely ©
Fondation Vasarely

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Picasso will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Nice with an excursion to Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins in Mougins--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planning website.

Getting from Aix-en-Provence to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aix-en-Provence in August: highs in Nice hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 71°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, Musee Picasso
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins ©
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

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.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Mont Saint-Michel in Mont-Saint-Michel--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, stop by Fantastic Attic, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sword Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by combination of tram, flight, and car from Nice to Bayeux takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in August, with highs in Bayeux at 73°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sword Beach, Normandy American Cemetery, Mont Saint-Michel, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Pegasus Memorial
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial

2
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Place du Vieux-Marche, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, thenview the masterpieces at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee Secq des Tournelles, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rouen vacation planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Rouen, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Musee Secq des Tournelles ©
Musee Secq des Tournelles

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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