14 days in France & Barcelona Itinerary

14 days in France & Barcelona Itinerary

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14 days in France & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  1​h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Versailles, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
End: Madrid, Spain

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Marais and Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis. There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker .

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. In September, Paris is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, The Trianons & The Hamlet
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, explore the historical opulence of Le Petit Trianon, contemplate the long history of Temple de l'Amour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Louis, then explore the striking landscape of L'Orangerie, and finally view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau of Maisons-Laffitte, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de St-Germain, then explore the historical opulence of Le Grand Trianon, then take an in-depth tour of Galerie des Carrosses, and finally make a trip to Académie Équestre de Versailles.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Versailles vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Versailles is very close to Paris. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nice.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau of Maisons-Laffitte, Chateau de St-Germain
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles ©
Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Temple de l'Amour ©
Temple de l'Amour

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs and Cemetery of the Old Chateau. Ville medieval and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage), Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins (in Mougins) and Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon (in Gourdon). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of Thoronet, get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, and contemplate the long history of Monastère de Cimiez.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Versailles to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Versailles in September, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 28°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Menton, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial, Abbaye du Thoronet, Promenade Le Corbusier
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice
Ville medieval ©
Ville medieval

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 14th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of Sant Roma, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girona Cathedral (Catedral), then wander the streets of Patronat Call de Girona, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. On the next day, wander the streets of El Born, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Barri de Gracia.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Girona, Parish Church of Sant Roma
Highlights from your plan
Girona Cathedral (Catedral) ©
Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

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