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
— 2 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
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
9
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait


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1
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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. On the 9th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Martino, look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portofino trip itinerary planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Portofino is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, you will find days in Portofino are much colder (33°C), and nights are little chillier (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

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Parrocchia Di San Martino ©
Parrocchia Di San Martino
Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino

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.
Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Playa de La Barceloneta make great kid-friendly stops. Get some historical perspective at Casa Batllo and El Barri Gòtic. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, appreciate the extensive heritage of Carrer Montcada, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portofino to Barcelona. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria, steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, and finally admire the striking features of Malaga Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Malaga trip app .

You can take a train from Madrid to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in August since evenings lows in Malaga dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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 17th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabopino Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, kick back and relax at Playa de la Levante, then don't miss a visit to Puente Cristo del Amor, and finally wander the streets of Marbella Old Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marbella online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Malaga to Marbella in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Marbella are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Marbella

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national des Calanques, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then kick back and relax at Calanque de Samena. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head off the coast to Chateau d'If.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Marbella to Marseille takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Marbella in August since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Marseille

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Parc national des Calanques ©
Parc national des Calanques
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

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 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Chateau Minuty, then stroll through Plage des Graniers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Ponche Beach, and finally stroll through Plage des Canebiers.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Tropez takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
La Ponche Beach ©
La Ponche Beach

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as La Croisette and Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Rue d'Antibes and Marche Forville. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Lérins Islands, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take a stroll through Le Suquet.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cannes holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Cannes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in August: highs in Cannes hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Castel Plage and Plage de la Lanterne. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Coco Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planner .

Getting from Cannes to Nice by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cannes in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

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