11 days in Barcelona, Montpellier & Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

11 days in Barcelona, Montpellier & Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 1 night
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 2 nights
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Montpellier, France
— Few hours
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de La Barceloneta and Scuba & Snorkeling. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Change things up with a short trip to Vila Vella (Old Town) in Tossa de Mar (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, and admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. You'll set off for Montpellier on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
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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

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre, admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, and then steep yourself in history at Porte du Peyrou.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Montpellier trip maker site.

Getting from Barcelona to Montpellier by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes
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Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée ©
Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre

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Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere. On the next day, do a tasting at Vignobles Mayard, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, then stop by Place Des Carmes, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, and finally steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Avignon day trip planning website.

Drive from Montpellier to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Avignon, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 64°F at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Spas

Side Trip

Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the striking features of Le Tour de l'Horloge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieil Aix, and then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, and finally steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary site.

Getting from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montpellier.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
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Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Porte du Peyrou and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Montpellier holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Montpellier

Historic Sites
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Porte du Peyrou ©
Porte du Peyrou

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, and then ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Montpellier to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain

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