16 days in France, Barcelona & Caldes de Malavella Itinerary

16 days in France, Barcelona & Caldes de Malavella Itinerary

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16 days in France, Barcelona & Caldes de Malavella Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Caldes de Malavella, Spain
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Port La Nouvelle, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
End: Marseille, France

3
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the engaging exhibits at Museu d'Història de Catalunya, examine the collection at Casa Museu Gaudí, then take a stroll through Barri de Gracia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Port Vell, then steep yourself in history at Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, and finally explore the ancient world of Mon St Benet.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona journey planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. June in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Caldes de Malavella.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Mon St Benet, Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
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Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia
Colonia Guell  Gaudi Crypt ©
Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri ©
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

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Caldes de Malavella, Spain

Caldes de Malavella ©
Let the collections at Termes Romanes, Caldes de Malavella and Museo Josep Aragay capture your imagination. Hostalric Castle and Castell de Farners will appeal to history buffs. Explore Caldes de Malavella's surroundings by going to Esglesia de Sant Llop d'Hortsavinya (in Tordera) and Aventuring Turismo Activo (in Massanes).

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Caldes de Malavella trip planner .

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Caldes de Malavella takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in June since evenings lows in Caldes de Malavella dip to 17°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Port La Nouvelle.

Things to do in Caldes de Malavella

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sils, Santa Coloma de Farners, Llagostera, Hostalric Castle, Museo Josep Aragay
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Volca de la Crosa ©
Volca de la Crosa
Hostalric Castle ©
Hostalric Castle

1
night
Port La Nouvelle, France

Port La Nouvelle ©
Port-la-Nouvelle is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at La Plage du Rouet de La Palme, visit a coastal fixture at Phare du Cap Leucate, then enjoy the sea views from Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle, and finally admire the majestic nature at Reserve Naturelle Sainte Lucie.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Port La Nouvelle road trip planning website .

You can drive from Caldes de Malavella to Port La Nouvelle in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Port La Nouvelle are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Port La Nouvelle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

La Plage du Rouet de La Palme, Phare du Cap Leucate
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Phare du Cap Leucate ©
Phare du Cap Leucate
Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle ©
Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle

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nights
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.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Agricol, get engrossed in the history at Musee Lapidaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Saint Martial, don't miss a visit to Square Agricol Perdiguie, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Didier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Symphorien, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Penitents Gris, then examine the collection at Collection Lambert, and finally get engrossed in the history at Palais du Roure.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Avignon trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port La Nouvelle to Avignon takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Avignon are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums
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Eglise Saint-Agricol ©
Eglise Saint-Agricol
Collegiale Saint-Didier ©
Collegiale Saint-Didier
Eglise Saint Pierre ©
Eglise Saint Pierre

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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 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Maison Empereur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Musee des Docks Romains, then explore the world behind art at Musee Cantini, then make a trip to Basilique du Sacre-Ceour, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Foreign Legion.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip site .

Getting from Avignon to Marseille by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Marseille are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of the Foreign Legion
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Musee des Docks Romains ©
Musee des Docks Romains
Plage des Catalans ©
Plage des Catalans
Eglise Saint-Laurent ©
Eglise Saint-Laurent

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