11 days in Paris, Marseille & Barcelona Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Marseille & Barcelona Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chartres Cathedral and Île de la Cité. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip site.

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Paris are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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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 22nd (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de la Treille, thenstroll through Plage de la Grande Mer, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de l’Arene. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Palais Longchamp, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, thenkick back and relax at Bestouan Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille driving holiday planner.

Getting from Paris to Marseille by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you will find days in Marseille are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cassis
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Bestouan Beach ©
Bestouan Beach
Palais Longchamp ©
Palais Longchamp
Cathédrale La Major ©
Cathédrale La Major

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town) for their historical value. Relax by the water at Playa de la Pineda and Fenals Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona), Parroquia San Nicolas (in Malgrat de Mar) and Castillo de Torredembarra (in Torredembarra). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Playa de la Pineda, Fenals Beach, Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Parroquia San Nicolas, Castillo de Torredembarra
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Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
Playa de la Pineda ©
Playa de la Pineda

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