22 days in France, Spain & Amersfoort Itinerary

22 days in France, Spain & Amersfoort Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Austin, United States
Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
1
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive:  10 h
2
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
Bus + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Austin, United States


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1
day
Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Amersfoort
Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Settels-Roofvogels, then steep yourself in history at Koppelpoort, then wander the streets of Hof, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sint-Joriskerk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amersfoort online journey planner.

Austin, USA to Amersfoort is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Austin to Amersfoort, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in May, expect nights in Amersfoort to be little chillier, around 47°F, while days are much colder, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Amersfoort

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Hof
Hof
Settels-Roofvogels ©
Settels-Roofvogels
Koppelpoort ©
Koppelpoort

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Agon-Coutainville (Plage, Agon-Coutainville & Pointe D'Agon), Golf de Vire la Dathee (in Saint Manvieu Bocage) and Distillerie La Monnerie (in Cerisy-Belle-Etoile). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, tee off at Golf de Granville - Baie du Mont St Michel, hike along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, and kick back and relax at Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Amersfoort to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Agon-Coutainville, Genets, Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal, L'Ecume des Falaises, Casino JOA de St-Pair
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Golf de Vire la Dathee ©
Golf de Vire la Dathee
Pointe D'Agon ©
Pointe D'Agon
Distillerie La Monnerie ©
Distillerie La Monnerie

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Musee du Peigne (in Ezy sur Eure) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris online holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and flight. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Musee du Peigne
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, stop by La Barceloneta, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona vacation planning website.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Barcelona at 71°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nerja (Playa del Molino de Papel, Playa de la Alberquilla, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alhambra, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, step into the grandiose world of Cuesta del Rey Chico, and examine the collection at Palacio de Alcazar Genil.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Granada travel planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 53°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

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