19 days in Spain, Bordeaux & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Spain, Bordeaux & Paris Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Museo Sorolla. You'll explore and learn at Church of Santo Tomé and MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Casco Historico de Toledo in Toledo, approximately Toledo away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, test your problem-solving skills at EXIT Madrid, and take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid journey builder tool.

If you are flying in from Honduras, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bordeaux, France

— 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll explore and learn at Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez and Musee de l'Histoire Maritime de Bordeaux. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Andre Cathedral and La Fleche Saint-Michel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion (Chateau Guadet, Chateau Beaurang, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, see the interesting displays at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Saint Ahon.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Bordeaux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Musee Marmottan Monet. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris tour planner.

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Bordeaux in March, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Ciutat Vella. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Tossa de Mar (Vila Vella (Old Town) & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello). There's lots more to do: stop by El Born, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online attractions planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in March: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Centro de la Memoria Sefardj de Granada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally contemplate the long history of La Madraza. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita de Gracia – Iglesia Cueva de Guadix, get engrossed in the history at Centro de Interpretacion Cuevas de Guadix, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadix Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Granada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Pilatos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Triunfo, then see the interesting displays at Casa Palacio de Las Duenas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seville travel route planning website.

You can take a bus from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.