6 days in France & Barcelona Itinerary

6 days in France & Barcelona Itinerary

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Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Claude, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Allauch, France
— 1 night
Drive to Marseille Provence Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Barcelona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in July, with highs in Barcelona at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Lourdes, France

— 1 night
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de l'Adoration., take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lourdes road trip app.

Drive from Barcelona to Lourdes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect Lourdes to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saint-Claude.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites

Saint-Claude, France

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at La tourbiere de Prenovel, then take in the dramatic scenery at La cluse du Flumen et ses cascades, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade du Saut du Chien, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gorges de l'Abime.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Claude travel route planner.

Getting from Lourdes to Saint-Claude by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Allauch.

Things to do in Saint-Claude

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Allauch, France

— 1 night
Allauch is a French commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Allaudiens or Allaudiennes.GeographyLocationAllauch is the capital of the Canton of Bouches-du-Rhône. For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Allauch trip app.

Traveling by car from Saint-Claude to Allauch takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Allauch

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Spas · Tours

France travel guide

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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.

Jura travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Waterfalls · Gift & Specialty Shops