11 days in Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

11 days in Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

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11 days in Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  19​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + bus + train:  6​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  21​h
End: New York City, United States

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.
Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from New York City to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Paris reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic and then admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Camino de Ronda and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 83°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Camino de Ronda
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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