10 days in Barcelona, Ghent & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Barcelona, Ghent & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

4
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.
Relax by the water at Delta del Llobregat and Playa de La Barceloneta. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 4th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and visit Ciutat Vella.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planning app.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Barcelona is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in May, with highs in Barcelona at 25°C and lows at 16°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, thenstep into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Veerleplein.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ghent travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ghent takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: high temperatures in Ghent hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Ghent

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve ©
Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris trip builder.

You can take a train from Ghent to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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