21 days in Spain, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

21 days in Spain, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Start: Austin, United States
Fly + Shuttle:  18 h 30 min
1
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Subway + Train + Bus:  7 h
3
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 3 nights
Bus + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Austin, United States

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alhambra and Generalife. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Malaga (Teatro Romano, Santuario de la Victoria, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Albayzin, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the landmark architecture of Court of the Lions, and step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Granada journey planning tool.

Austin, USA to Granada is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Granada is 7 hours. Traveling from Austin in May, expect Granada to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Adventure

Side Trip

Malaga
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, examine the collection at Joan Miro Foundation, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Granada in May: highs in Barcelona hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Mont Saint-Michel and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Domfront (Eglise Saint-Julien & Eglise Notre-Dame-sur-l'Eau), Parc des Forges de Varenne (in Champsecret) and Les Chapelles de l'Oratoire (in Passais). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, see the interesting displays at Musee du poire, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Aubert, and contemplate the long history of Maison de l'Artichaut.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mont-Saint-Michel trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Barcelona to Mont-Saint-Michel in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Barcelona in May, things will get little chillier in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 62°F and lows about 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Domfront, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Musee du poire, Ecomusee de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Parc des Forges de Varenne ©
Parc des Forges de Varenne

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and train; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and steep yourself in history at Magere Brug.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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