16 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights


Paris, France — 3 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.
Attractions like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in February, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Bring the kids along to Massif du Tanneron and Colline du Chateau overlook. Go for a jaunt from Nice to Antibes to see Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes about 46 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Trails
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Attractions like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, shop like a local with La Boqueria, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Barcelona are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Seville.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

City of Towers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and then make a trip to Plaza de España. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then make a trip to Torre del Oro, then admire the landmark architecture of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seville trip maker app.

Getting from Barcelona to Seville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. March in Seville sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Attractions like Parque del Retiro and Plaza Mayor make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in March, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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France travel guide

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.

Spain travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · 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.