21 days in France & Spain Itinerary

21 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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21 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
+3
train + foot + Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
1
Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Colmar, France
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Guardiola de Bergueda, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Denver, United States

4
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Mont Sainte Odile and Musee Chateau des Rohan. Explore hidden gems such as Chateau du Falkenstein and Abbaye de Marmoutier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Chateau du Wasigenstein (in Niedersteinbach), Le Domaine De La Leonardsau (in Boersch) and Basilique Notre-Dame de Marienthal (in Marienthal). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Spesbourg, steep yourself in history at Chateau du Wangenbourg, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix, and take some stellar pictures from Temple du Donon.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg holiday builder website .

Denver, USA to Strasbourg is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Denver in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Strasbourg, with lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Andlau, Chateau de Lutzelhardt, Chateau du Falkenstein, Mont Sainte Odile, Temple du Donon
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Mont Sainte Odile ©
Mont Sainte Odile
Chateau du Falkenstein ©
Chateau du Falkenstein
Chateau du Wasigenstein ©
Chateau du Wasigenstein

4
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Old Town. Visit Castle Landskron and Chateau Saint Leon for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colmar: Cite de l'Automobile (in Mulhouse), Chateau de Landskron (in Leymen) and Domaine Jean-Paul Schmitt (in Scherwiller). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Little Venice, do a tasting at Cave de Turckheim, make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Kaysersberg.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Colmar travel route tool .

Colmar is very close to Strasbourg. December in Colmar sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Leymen, Eguisheim, Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Chateau de Kaysersberg, Cite de l'Automobile
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden
Castle Landskron ©
Castle Landskron

5
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa de Muro and Faro Ses Salines. Get some cultural insight at Serra de Tramuntana and Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palma de Mallorca: Puerto de Soller (in Soller), Cap de Formentor (in Formentor) and Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (in Deia). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Alcudia, steep yourself in history at Santuari de Cura, get great views at Santuari de Nostra Senyora de Gracia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Colmar to Palma de Mallorca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Colmar in December: high temperatures in Palma de Mallorca hover around 60°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pollenca, Iglesia Nova, Santuari de Nostra Senyora de Gracia, Playa de Muro, Faro Ses Salines
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Faro Ses Salines ©
Faro Ses Salines
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Puerto de Soller ©
Puerto de Soller

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Ciutat Vella and Barri de Gracia are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC and El Born. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Subirats to see Castellroig , vinos y cavas de terrer about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, explore the world behind art at Fundacio Joan Miro, and make a trip to Placa Espanya.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows 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 Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castellroig , vinos y cavas de terrer
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Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
El Born ©
El Born

3
nights
Guardiola de Bergueda, Spain

Guardiola de Bergueda ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monestir de Sant Llorenc and El Monestir de Santa Maria de l'Estany. Santa Maria de Castellar de n'Hug and Santuario Nuestra Senora de Queralt will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guardiola de Bergueda: Esglesia Romanica de Sant Quirza de Pedret (in Cercs), Monasterio de Sant Jaume de Frontanya (in Sant Jaume de Frontanya) and Iglesia romanica de Sant Vicenc d'Obiols (in Avia).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Guardiola de Bergueda travel route site .

You can drive from Barcelona to Guardiola de Bergueda in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Guardiola de Bergueda

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cercs, El Monestir de Santa Maria de l'Estany, Jardins Artigas, Monasterio de Sant Jaume de Frontanya, Santuario Nuestra Senora de Queralt
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Monestir de Sant Llorenc ©
Monestir de Sant Llorenc
Monasterio de Sant Jaume de Frontanya ©

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