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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris online itinerary planner.

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 moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, Paris is somewhat warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Vieux Port & Lérins Islands). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice route builder tool.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Nice reach 28°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cala Bassa in Sant Antoni de Portmany (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Ibiza, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral.

For more things to do and tourist information, read Ibiza Town trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Nice in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Ibiza Town, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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: Benalmadena (Butterfly Park of Benalmadena & Puerto Marina Benalmadena), Nerja (El Puente del Águila, Río Chíllar, &more) and Granada (Alhambra, Generalife, &more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, and examine the collection at Museo Lara.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Malaga by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. September in Malaga sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) 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.