11 days in Paris, Marseille & Barcelona Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Marseille & Barcelona Itinerary

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11 days in Paris, Marseille & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Boston, 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 Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, stroll the grounds of The Catacombs of Paris, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal Church.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner .

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de la Treille, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Grande Mer, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l’Arene. On 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cassis
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Plage de la Grande Mer ©
Plage de la Grande Mer
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fenals Beach and Playa de la Pineda. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Parroquia San Nicolas (in Malgrat de Mar), Castillo de Torredembarra (in Torredembarra) and Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Ciutat Vella.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planning app .

Getting from Marseille to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Castillo de Torredembarra, Fenals Beach, Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Vila Vella (Old Town), Parroquia San Nicolas
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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