22 days in Spain, France & Portofino Itinerary

22 days in Spain, France & Portofino Itinerary

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22 days in Spain, France & Portofino Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Portofino, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
9
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait


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1
night
Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino, identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Martino.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Portofino road trip tool .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Portofino is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Portofino is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in August: highs in Portofino hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Marina di Portofino ©
Marina di Portofino
Parrocchia Di San Martino ©
Parrocchia Di San Martino

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, have fun at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona sightseeing website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portofino to Barcelona. In August, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Attractions like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza de Oriente make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, walk around Casa de Campo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip site .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Guadalmar, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Malaga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, Malaga is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Playa Guadalmar ©
Playa Guadalmar
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Marbella, Spain

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
On the 18th (Sun), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then get outside with Experience Box Spain, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida del Mar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Playa Casablanca, then take a stroll through Marbella Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marbella route planner.

You can take a bus from Malaga to Marbella in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Marbella, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Climbing Tours
Playa Casablanca ©
Playa Casablanca
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and finally stroll through Calanque de Samena. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port and then explore the striking landscape of Parc national des Calanques.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille planner .

You can fly from Marbella to Marseille in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marbella in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Marseille, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

2
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne and then stroll through Plage de l'Escalet. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Cap Camarat, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Graniers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Canebiers.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip builder site .

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Cap Camarat ©
Cap Camarat

2
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Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville and then steep yourself in history at Lérins Islands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Castre, enjoy the sand and surf at Midi Plage, and then make a trip to Le Monastere Fortifie.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cannes road trip planning tool .

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Cannes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannes: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Midi Plage ©
Midi Plage
Musee de la Castre ©
Musee de la Castre

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Family-friendly places like Castel Plage and Coco Beach will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Lanterne, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Cannes to Nice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in August, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Wine Tours & Tastings

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