12 days in France & Spain Itinerary

12 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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12 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27 h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
St Cyprien Sur Dourdou, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Perpignan, France
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Collioure, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Cadaques, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
7
Canet de Berenguer, Spain
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney, Australia


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2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the striking features of Pey-Berland Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, then get your game on at Virtual Room Bordeaux, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Simfactory.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Paris to Bordeaux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St Cyprien Sur Dourdou.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Virtual Room Bordeaux ©
Virtual Room Bordeaux
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

1
night
St Cyprien Sur Dourdou, France

St Cyprien Sur Dourdou ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): experience rural life at La Truffe en Perigord.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St Cyprien Sur Dourdou trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to St Cyprien Sur Dourdou takes 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bordeaux in June since evenings lows in St Cyprien Sur Dourdou dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Perpignan.
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La Truffe en Perigord ©
La Truffe en Perigord

1
night
Perpignan, France

Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get your game on at Karting de Torreilles, stop by Les Caves Maillol, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St-Jean, then take some stellar pictures from Castillet, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Perpignan trip planning tool .

You can drive from St Cyprien Sur Dourdou to Perpignan in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St Cyprien Sur Dourdou in June: high temperatures in Perpignan hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Collioure.

Things to do in Perpignan

Spas Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Karting de Torreilles
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Spas
Karting de Torreilles ©
Karting de Torreilles
Cathedrale St-Jean ©
Cathedrale St-Jean

1
night
Collioure, France

Collioure ©
Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyThe town of Collioure is on the Côte Vermeille, in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.ToponymyCollioure is named Cotlliure in Catalan.HistoryThere is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy.Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the river Douy, the old town to the south named Port d'Avall (in French known as Le Faubourg) and the upstream port, Port d'Amunt (in French known as La Ville).Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Collioure tour itinerary site .

Collioure is very close to Perpignan. In June, daily temperatures in Collioure can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cadaques.

Things to do in Collioure

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Fort Saint-Elme ©
Fort Saint-Elme
Chateau Royale de Collioure ©
Chateau Royale de Collioure
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise Notre Dame des Anges

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night
Cadaques, Spain

Cadaques
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Salvador Dali House and then explore the striking landscape of Cap de Creus National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cadaques sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Collioure to Cadaques takes 2 hours. In June in Cadaques, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canet de Berenguer.

Things to do in Cadaques

Parks Nature Museums
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Cap de Creus National Park
Cap de Creus National Park
Salvador Dali House ©
Salvador Dali House

1
night
Canet de Berenguer, Spain

Canet de Berenguer ©
Canet d'en Berenguer is a municipality in the comarca of Camp de Morvedre in the Valencian Community, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Canet.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Canet de Berenguer sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Cadaques to Canet de Berenguer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Canet de Berenguer

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa de Canet ©
Playa de Canet

1
night
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Let's get Basque!.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia attractions planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canet de Berenguer to San Sebastian - Donostia. When traveling from Canet de Berenguer in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Sebastian - Donostia: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Fun & Games
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