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 Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal Church. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris itinerary builder tool.

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles
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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, then stroll 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, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, then kick 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 (73°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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 El Barri Gòtic 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: Castillo de Torredembarra (in Torredembarra), Parroquia San Nicolas (in Malgrat de Mar) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, 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 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de la Pineda, Castillo de Torredembarra, Fenals Beach, Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Parroquia San Nicolas
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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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