12 days in France & Spain Itinerary

12 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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12 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— Few hours
Train:  45​min
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Girona, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  4​h 45​min
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Narbonne, France
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 day
Train:  4​h
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h 15​min
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  5​h
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Segovia, Spain
— 1 day
Train:  1​h
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
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Toledo, Spain
— 1 day
Train:  45​min
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner .

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. February in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Girona.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Girona, Spain

Girona ©
Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a stroll through Patronat Call de Girona.

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You can take a train from Barcelona to Girona in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Girona, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Narbonne.

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Neighborhoods
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Patronat Call de Girona ©
Patronat Call de Girona

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Narbonne, France

Narbonne ©
The Mediterranean city of Narbonne links to the nearby Canal du Midi and the Aude River by the Canal de la Robine, which runs through the center of town.
On the 26th (Wed), do a tasting at Chateau Grand Moulin, admire the striking features of Abbaye de Fontfroide, then do a tasting at Chateau Fabre Cordon, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Just.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Narbonne trip planning website .

You can drive from Girona to Narbonne in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Girona in February: highs in Narbonne hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Narbonne

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Chateau Fabre Cordon, Chateau Grand Moulin
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Cathedrale St-Just ©
Cathedrale St-Just
Chateau Fabre Cordon ©
Chateau Fabre Cordon
Chateau Grand Moulin ©
Chateau Grand Moulin

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Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne tour planning website .

Carcassonne is just a short distance from Narbonne. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lourdes.

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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Chateau Fort of Lourdes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lourdes online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Lourdes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in February, Lourdes is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

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Historic Sites Museums
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 29th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin, then don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Lourdes to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Bordeaux, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums Fun & Games
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La Cite du Vin
La Cite du Vin
Room Escape Games
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, look for gifts at Ganbara, then wander the streets of Parte Vieja, then make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Segovia.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

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Segovia, Spain

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
On the 2nd (Mon), hit the slopes at Puerto De Cotos, examine the collection at Catedral de Segovia, then admire the striking features of Alcazar of Segovia, and finally don't miss a visit to Acueduct of Segovia.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Segovia itinerary planning app .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Segovia by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Segovia, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Puerto De Cotos ©
Puerto De Cotos
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid holiday planner .

Getting from Segovia to Madrid by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Madrid are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, then don't miss a visit to Catedral Primada, and finally make a trip to Mirador del Valle.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Toledo online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Mirador del Valle ©
Mirador del Valle
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Toledo to Madrid takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toBarcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Explore Barcelona further: stroll around Parc Guell, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Find out how to plan Barcelona trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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