24 days in Spain, France & Sorrento Itinerary

24 days in Spain, France & Sorrento Itinerary

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Sorrento, Italy
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Train to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla, Bus to Javea
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Javea, Spain
— 3 nights
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Quillan, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Sorrento, Italy

— 5 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Fornillo, &more). Dedicate the 20th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Trofimena, make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, and admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento road trip planning site.

Birmingham, UK to Sorrento is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Birmingham to Sorrento, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in July; daily highs in Sorrento reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tossa de Mar (Vila Vella (Old Town) & Playa Santa Maria de Llorell) and Platja de Canyelles (in Lloret de Mar). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Barcelona using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sorrento to Barcelona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Javea.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Javea, Spain

— 3 nights
Xàbia or Jávea is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Javea: Calpe (Peñón de Ifac Natural Park & Playa de Levante o la Fossa), Playa Gandia (in Playa de Gandia) and Fuentes del Algar (in Callosa d'En Sarria). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Grava, don't miss a visit to Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de Loreto, stroll through Cala del Moraig, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Javea road trip website.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Javea takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Quillan.

Things to do in Javea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Quillan, France

— 3 nights
Quillan is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quillan: Col de Pailheres (in Ascou), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Prades) and Place Marechal Leclerc (in Mirepoix). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Thu) at Parc de loisirs du Saint Bertrand. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Crapahut Parc Aventure, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie Le Cochon Volant, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Quillan trip site.

You can drive from Javea to Quillan in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Javea in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Quillan, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Quillan

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route planner.

You can drive from Quillan to Paris in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Quillan in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

4.3
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.