19 days in Spain, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

19 days in Spain, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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19 days in Spain, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  2​h 45​min
2
La Coruna, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gijon, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
La Rochelle, France
— 1 night
Train:  3​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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2
nights
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): head off the coast to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. On your second day here, make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Galizano.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bilbao is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: highs in Bilbao hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to La Coruna.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Galizano, Playa de Langre, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Playa de Langre ©
Playa de Langre

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nights
La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. On the 13th (Sun), make a trip to Obelisco, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Maria Pita, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Santiago, then visit a coastal fixture at Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte de San Pedro. On your second day here, stop by MEIGA CELTA and then kick back and relax at Playa de Riazor.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our La Coruna travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Bilbao to La Coruna in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bilbao in August, plan for slightly colder days in La Coruna, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gijon.

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Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Monte de San Pedro ©
Monte de San Pedro
Playa de Riazor ©
Playa de Riazor

4
nights
Gijon, Spain

Gijon ©
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario De Covadonga and Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga. Get in touch with nature at Playa de Poo and Playa de Torimbia. Get out of town with these interesting Gijon side-trips: Lake Covadonga (in Cangas de Onis) and Playon de Bayas (in San Juan de la Arena). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de San Lorenzo and stroll through Playa de Estano.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gijon vacation builder.

You can drive from La Coruna to Gijon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Gijon sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cangas de Onis, Llanes, Playon de Bayas
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Lake Covadonga ©
Lake Covadonga
Santuario De Covadonga ©
Santuario De Covadonga
Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo

1
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, then wander the streets of Parte Vieja, and then stop by Ganbara.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Gijon to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Ganbara ©
Ganbara

2
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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, do a tasting at Rendez vous au chateau, then make a trip to The Water Mirror, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte ©
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
Rendez-vous Au Chateau ©
Rendez-vous Au Chateau

1
night
La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chatelaillon and then visit a coastal fixture at Phare des Baleines.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the La Rochelle trip generator.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to La Rochelle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bordeaux in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in La Rochelle: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Phare des Baleines, Plage de Chatelaillon
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Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Vieux Port
Vieux Port

4
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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.
Visit Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for their historical value. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour planner.

You can take a train from La Rochelle to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Paris sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Begijnhof and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zandvoort aan Zee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Amsterdam hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

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