30 days in France & Spain Itinerary

30 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 2 nights
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Drive to Playa Blanca, Ferry to Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Drive to Morro del Jable
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Morro del Jable, Spain
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Costa Adeje, Spain
— 4 nights
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Maspalomas, Spain
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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 Montmartre are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's lots more to do: stop by Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, wander the streets of Le Marais, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, and examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris journey website.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Paris is minus 11 hours. When traveling from Christchurch in December, plan for much colder days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

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Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Alcazar of Segovia and Plaza Mayor. Explore hidden gems such as Acueduct of Segovia and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, &more) and San Martin Church (in Segovia). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, wander the streets of Gran Via, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

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 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then wander the streets of Albayzin, and then take an exotic tour of TopSegway Granada. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra and then admire the striking features of Royal Chapel of Granada.

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You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Granada, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Plaza de España. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, and finally wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla.

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Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seville, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Del Carmen.
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain — 2 nights

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Surf Spot Famara, examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and then get in on the family fun at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Papagayo Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Dorada Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Del Carmen tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Puerto Del Carmen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seville in December: high temperatures in Puerto Del Carmen hover around 24°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Morro del Jable.
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Morro del Jable, Spain — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Cofete. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Sotavento, kick back and relax at Sotavento Beach, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oasis Park Fuerteventura.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Morro del Jable trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Puerto Del Carmen to Morro del Jable in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Morro del Jable, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Costa Adeje.
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Costa Adeje, Spain — 4 nights

Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa del Duque and Playa de Fanabe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa El Medano and Playa de las Vistas. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Barranco del Infierno, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Costa Adeje journey maker site.

You can fly from Morro del Jable to Costa Adeje in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Costa Adeje are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Maspalomas.
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Maspalomas, Spain — 3 nights

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa de Maspalomas and Las Canteras Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de Mogan and Playa de Amadores. Get out of town with these interesting Maspalomas side-trips: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Vegueta, Casa de Colon, &more). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, catch some excitement at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas visit site.

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Maspalomas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.
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