5 days in Marseille & Barcelona Itinerary

5 days in Marseille & Barcelona Itinerary

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5 days in Marseille & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  4​h
1
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

2
nights
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.
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Carrieres des Lumieres will appeal to museum buffs. MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette) and Palais des Papes (in Avignon). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Marseille is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Marseille is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in January, expect nights in Marseille to be slightly colder, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Palais des Papes, Carrieres des Lumieres, Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

1
day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary planning website .

Fly from Marseille to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

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