21 days in France & Spain Itinerary

21 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
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Colmar, France
— 4 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Guardiola de Bergueda, Spain
— 3 nights

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg and Old Saint Peter's Church. Visit Temple du Donon and Chateau de Lutzelhardt for their historical value. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Chateau de Guirbaden (in Mollkirch), Le Domaine De La Leonardsau (in Boersch) and Chateau du Wasigenstein (in Niedersteinbach). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Marienthal, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, explore the historical opulence of Chateau du Spesbourg, and contemplate the long history of Chateau du Wangenbourg.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg road trip site.

Denver, USA to Strasbourg is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Denver to Strasbourg, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Strasbourg, with lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
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Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg ©
Temple du Donon ©
Temple du Donon
Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile ©
Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile

4
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Colmar, France

Colmar ©

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Kaysersberg and Castle Landskron. Explore hidden gems such as Vin d'Alsace HORCHER and Chapelle Saint-Leon IX. Venture out of the city with trips to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), Cite de l'Automobile (in Mulhouse) and Domaine Jean-Paul Schmitt (in Scherwiller). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Cave de Turckheim, explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden, don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, and wander the streets of Little Venice.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Colmar travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Colmar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Colmar, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Vin d'Alsace HORCHER ©
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER
Chateau de Kaysersberg ©
Chateau de Kaysersberg
Castle Landskron ©
Castle Landskron

5
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuari de Cura and Iglesia Parroquial de la Transfiguracion del Senor. Explore hidden gems such as Santuari de la Mare de Déu del Puig and Faro de Capdepera. Explore Palma de Mallorca's surroundings by going to Cap de Formentor (in Formentor), Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (in Deia) and Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Capdepera lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Alcudia, and make a trip to Iglesia Nueva.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca trip builder.

Do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight from Colmar to Palma de Mallorca in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Colmar in December, things will get a bit warmer in Palma de Mallorca: highs are around 60°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Santuari de Cura ©
Santuari de Cura
Capdepera lighthouse ©
Capdepera lighthouse

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barri de Gracia and Castellroig , vinos y cavas de terrer. Popular historic sites such as Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Ciutat Vella are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and explore the world behind art at Joan Miro Foundation.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona route builder website.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Guardiola de Bergueda.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Plaça de Sant Felip Neri ©
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia
Castellroig , vinos y cavas de terrer ©
Castellroig , vinos y cavas de terrer

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Guardiola de Bergueda, Spain

Guardiola de Bergueda ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Monasterio de Sant Jaume de Frontanya and Iglesia Romanica de Sant Sadurni de Rotgers. Popular historic sites such as El Monestir de Santa Maria de l'Estany and Esglesia Romanica de Sant Quirza de Pedret are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Guardiola de Bergueda: Iglesia romanica de Sant Vicenc d'Obiols (in Avia) and Santuario Nuestra Senora de Queralt (in Berga).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Guardiola de Bergueda online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Barcelona to Guardiola de Bergueda by car takes about 2 hours. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guardiola de Bergueda

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Santa Maria de Castellar de n'Hug ©
Santa Maria de Castellar de n'Hug
Monasterio de Sant Jaume de Frontanya ©
Monasterio de Sant Jaume de Frontanya
El Monestir de Santa Maria de l'Estany ©
El Monestir de Santa Maria de l'Estany

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