21 days in France & Spain Itinerary

21 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 4 nights
Malaga, Spain
— 9 nights


Paris, France — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

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Helsinki, Finland to Paris is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Paris is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Nice.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Nice, France — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Vieux Port & Lérins Islands). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ibiza Town.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips
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Ibiza Town, Spain — 4 nights

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Step out of Ibiza Town to go to Sant Antoni de Portmany and see Cala Bassa, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Es Vedra, take in the waterfront at Puerto de Ibiza, head outdoors with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Ibiza Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Malaga.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Malaga, Spain — 9 nights

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Nerja (El Puente del Águila, Río Chíllar, &more), Granada (Alhambra, Generalife, &more) and Benalmadena (Butterfly Park of Benalmadena & Puerto Marina Benalmadena). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga, and contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga road trip planner.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Malaga in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips
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France travel guide

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.

Spain travel guide

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.