Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 First time Germany Frankfurt to Munich 2 weeks
  2. 2 Tuscany Region - Rental Car or Public Transportation?
  3. 3 Switzerland itinerary help
  4. 4 Tipping for private van/bus driver in Ireland?
  5. 5 Departure Tax in UK
  6. 6 First time in Italy
  7. 7 12 days, which 4 cities?
  8. 8 Bologna or Bergamo?
  9. 9 Stu Dudley's Provence and French Riviera Itinerary
  10. 10 Trip Report Scotland: Bluebells and Gorse, Castles and Stones, and NO Rain!
  11. 11 Bologna, Modena or Parma for a base?
  12. 12 Bank of America in Ireland?
  13. 13 Honeymoon hotel in Montreux/Vevey
  14. 14 Edinburgh to Bath - what is best option? train or plane
  15. 15 Sept. 2016. GTG...possibly 14th-17th
  16. 16 Austria
  17. 17 Norway Itinerary
  18. 18 Swiss Alps to Florence
  19. 19 Train Help
  20. 20 Dolomites October 14-18
  21. 21 Day in Dublin with Private Guide
  22. 22 Charles Degaulle question
  23. 23 Trains France/Switzerland
  24. 24 Trip Report Elbe Bike Trip 2 with a nasty end
  25. 25 Cote d'Azur & Provence Itinerary - Stu Dudley's new/revised edition
View next 25 » Back to the top

5 weeks france and Spain with Family

Jump to last reply

I would love your input with a 5 week trip to France and Spain. My family of 4 (2 girls-12 & 11 yr) and active in laws in their late 60's are planning a trip in September 2014. We are looking for a little bit of everything out of this trip; big city, small villages, castles, and scenery. I'm thinking an open jaw flight into Paris and out of Barcelona makes the most sense however I'm also considering a full circle round trip from either Paris or Barcelona. I'm planning on renting a car as transportation, mostly for the flexibility. My rough itinerary looks like this:
Paris-4 nights
Dijon - 2 nights
Lake Annecy - 5 nights (possible day trips to Mont Blanc, Chambery, Grenoble)
French Riviera-7 nights -possible home base in Arles or Hyeres (day trips from Nimes to Monaco. We're flexible, we may just want to relax. Possible day trip to Corsica)
Narbonne-3 nights (day trips to Montpellier & Perpignan)
Tarbes or Lourdes - 3 nights (Carcassonne on the way, day trips to Pic du Midi, Cirque de Gavarnie)
Basque coast - 7 nights possible home base in Deva or St. Jean de Luz (possible day trips to Bayonne, Biarritz, Bilbao, San Sebastian)
Drop rental car off in France, rent car in Spain
Barcelona - 3 nights

My second thought was to hit Paris(2), Lyon(7), Arles(7), Perignon(2), Barcelona(5), San Sebastian(5), Tours(3), Paris(2).

I would love some input, open jaw or roundtrip? Possible home bases? Is this even doable in 5 weeks? Are there any must see stops?

13 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement