Best Spain and France Itinerary Guide
France and Spain are two of the most popular European countries for travelers and what’s even better is that the two border each other.
If you’re struggling to choose between visiting either France or Spain then the good news is that you don’t have to.
Traveling between the two countries is easier than ever. If you’d like to see both of these amazing countries for your next trip, this Spain and France itinerary guide might be perfect for you.
Start your journey in the famous capital of France known for being the most romantic city in the world.
Here you can find tons of amazing things to see and do. There are plenty of organized tour options that you can join to make the most out of your visit.
Be sure to see the key sights like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Palais Royal, and Notre Dame. If you’re pushed for time in the city, then an open-top tour bus is one of the best ways to see a lot. You will get the most from the start of your trip to France.
Get out of the big city and spend some time in the gorgeous scenery of the Loire Valley,. The esplanades located along the docks by the Loire is certainly one of, if not the best place to catch some of the most stunning views of the river.
There are plenty of historical attractions to visit here. Like the royal castle, Clos-Luce, and the Chanteloup pagoda.
With over three hundred historic buildings, the city of Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage site. If you enjoy old architecture there are plenty of options to choose from.
Three religious World Heritage buildings and Palais Rohan, a stunning neo-classical Grand Theatre.
Be sure to take the time to visit the gorgeous medieval village of St Emilion. You can walk along the original walls of the city and enjoy amazing wine tasting sessions.
Catch a Barcelona – Paris train and arrive in Barcelona, one of the most popular cities here. Be sure to see the top sights like the Sagrada Familia, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited buildings in the world.
Barcelona has a lot to explore. There are walking and bicycle tours to choose from where you can explore interesting areas like the Gothic Quarter.
This magical city isn’t just famous for its oranges, but also its amazing Gothic architecture. Be sure to visit the stunning Gothic cathedral and other awesome Moorish architecture.
Head to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art on a day trip to Jerez. You can watch a unique equestrian ballet, and finish the day with a wine tasting session.
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From here, you can get on a boat trip to Cadiz, which is the oldest populated city in the whole of Europe.
If you want to visit both France and Spain, these are just a few must-visits for your itinerary.
If you have the time, consider adding more amazing locations like Carcassone, Narbonne, Granada, and Madrid.
Do you have anything to add to this Spain and France itinerary guide?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.