15 days in France, Toronto & Barcelona Itinerary

15 days in France, Toronto & Barcelona Itinerary

Make it your trip
Toronto, Canada
— 2 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Nice, France
— 5 nights


Toronto, Canada — 2 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toronto: Niagara Falls (Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Falls Canada, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, don't miss a visit to Harbourfront Centre, explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Toronto tour itinerary site.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Lester B. Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport. In August in Toronto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Change things up with a short trip to PortAventura in Salou (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, shop like a local with La Boqueria, and admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

Plan trip to Barcelona with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Toronto to Barcelona by flight takes about 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Barcelona is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Toronto in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: La Londe Les Maures (Dune La Londe & Aquaboum), Le Sentier des Ocres (in Roussillon) and Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Aquavillage Parc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Marseille, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks
Side Trips
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Nice, France — 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Cannes (Vieux Port & Lérins Islands). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, cool off at Waterworld lake of gaudrade, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.