11 days in Paris, Nice & Barcelona Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Nice & Barcelona Itinerary

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11 days in Paris, Nice & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  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.
Chartres Cathedral and Eiffel Tower will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal Church, and don't miss a visit to Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planner .

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Paris due to the time zone 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 Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
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Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, and then take a stroll through La Croisette.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nice online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, La Croisette, Haut de Cagnes, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa Kerylos
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Barri Gòtic and Vila Vella (Old Town). Step off the beaten path and head to Fenals Beach and El Born. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Fenals Beach
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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