Advice on route for 2 week trip to ????

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  1. Gunner

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    Hi newbie here looking to get away next week for 2 or 3 weeks. Would like some good weather. Any advice on a route Would love to go Spain but worried all my time will be taken up driving. Any ways any advice tips ideas welcome
     
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    We have 8 days starting 22nd October,and I think we are heading
    to the Loire region.If I had 3 weeks I would definetly head to Spain.
    Or just go south untill you find some sun!:france:

    What ever you do enjoy yourself.

    France is motorhome heavan!!(y)
     
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    If I had 3 weeks I would gun it down to Spain on the tolls all the way.

    2 days each way, 17 in Spain.

    I like the L'escala area so about 750 miles from Calais or thereabouts.
     
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    Thanks I know I should head south Just the long drive ......... cake and eat it suppose.
     
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    Why not go to Slovenia or the northern part of Croatia - some lovely places to see and you won't spend loads of time travelling.
     
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    Umm never think of that area. Been Croatia before and enjoyed it but by boat. Thanks I will have a look at distance what about sites. Or wild camping. Any ideas advice
     
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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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    Me too,would be worth the drive!(y)
     
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    I agree with Chris, but obviously it depends on how far you are happy to drive in a day.

    Personally, I don't mind racking up 300+ miles driving a day , so a couple of stops each way and Spain is easily reachable with your timescale available.

    We went down to Santa Susanna in northern Spain earlier this year for a bit of sun and our route down was:
    Day 1. Calais to Lamotte Beuvron via the A16 (~ 290 miles)
    Day 2. Lamotte Beuvron to La Cavalerie (~ 300 miles)
    Day 3. La Cavalerie to Santa Susanna (~ 200 miles)

    The route back was a similar time frame but took in Carcassonne and then Vierzon before heading back to Calais.

    Hope you enjoy your travels choose where-ever you decide.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
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    Spain is really a bit too far with only 2 weeks - by the time you've recovered from the slog down it'll be time to return.

    Could recommend SW France - lots of lovely places to see and chances of fine weather are still good.
     
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    Thanks everybody. Still not 100%. But I think 3 weeks and head down for the long drive
     
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    Wild camping is illegal in Croatia
    Many campsites will be closed now
    Check Campercontact website for sites open now
    A quick route would be via Switzerland
    You could also consider Tuscany
    Same route and good option for autumn sunshine
     
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    we do a biannual trip to Granada (Spain) this time of year, one week drive down there, one week there, another week to drive back, not too arduous, but a lot of driving
     
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    Thanks Robert great info. But italys not for me.
     
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    interesting, we don't speak Spanish so avoid Spain, do not speak Italian and have never been to Italy, but I would now chose Italy over Spain every time

    But that might be Roberts fault :)
     
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    I've been Italy a few times and always been overcharged ripped off arguedabout bills Hotels poor I think pasta Is overrated. Venice has to many tourists But I do like pizza. Ha ha. I think I stick with Spain. :)
     
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    Bite the bullet, take the Bilbao ferry and three weeks will get you 2 weeks in Spain.
     
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