33 days in South of France & Barcelona Itinerary

33 days in South of France & Barcelona Itinerary

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1
Carcassonne Center, France
— 2 nights
2
Albi, France
— 3 nights
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 5 nights
4
La Rochelle, France
— 4 nights
5
Calvi, France
— 2 nights
6
Porto-Vecchio, France
— 5 nights
7
Antibes, France
— 2 nights
8
Arles, France
— 2 nights
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights

2
nights
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Get some cultural insight at Cité de Carcassonne and Cathar Castles. Get some historical perspective at La cité médiévale and Chateau de Puilaurens. Step out of Carcassonne Center to go to Axat and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 10 min away.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne Center trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Carcassonne Center is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Carcassonne Center is 8 hours. In July, Carcassonne Center is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, La cité médiévale, Chateau de Puilaurens
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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

3
nights
Albi, France

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Musee Soulages Rodez. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Chateau de Cenevieres. Get out of town with these interesting Albi side-trips: Chateau Belcastel (in Belcastel), Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rodez (in Rodez) and Forteresse de Najac (in Najac). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St-Pierre-Toirac Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albi trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne Center to Albi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rodez, Chateau de Cenevieres, Chateau Belcastel, St-Pierre-Toirac Church, Forteresse de Najac
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Musee Toulouse-Lautrec ©
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Chateau de Cenevieres ©
Chateau de Cenevieres
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

5
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cite Religieuse and Chateau de Beynac. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Castelnaud and Lac de Lougratte. Explore Sarlat-la-Caneda's surroundings by going to Basilique St-Sauveur (in Rocamadour) and Roque Saint-Christophe Fort et Cite Troglodytiques (in Peyzac-le-Moustier). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Maison Forte de Reignac, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Chateau de Commarque, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Albi to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Rocamadour, Les Gourmandises de Lucco, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
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Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
The Maison Forte de Reignac ©
The Maison Forte de Reignac
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud

4
nights
La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Visiting Vieux Port and Plage de la Pointe Espagnole will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Phare des Baleines and Fort Louvois. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Rochelle: Phare de la Coubre (in La Tremblade), Zoo de La Palmyre (in La Palmyre-Les Mathes) and Le phare de chassiron (in Saint-Denis d'Oleron). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read La Rochelle trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Rochelle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August, expect nights in La Rochelle to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

La Tremblade, Clocher Observatoire, Phare des Baleines, Eglise Saint-Martin d'Esnandes, Zoo de La Palmyre
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Le phare de chassiron ©
Le phare de chassiron
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont ©
Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Talmont

2
nights
Calvi, France

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Discover out-of-the-way places like Citadelle de Calvi and Arinella and Algaio Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cirque de Bonifatu. Step out of Calvi with an excursion to Eglise de Sant'Antonino in Sant'Antonino--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, kick back and relax at Aregno Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Punta Spano.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Calvi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from La Rochelle to Calvi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from La Rochelle in August; daily highs in Calvi reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aregno Beach, Eglise de Sant'Antonino, Cirque de Bonifatu, Nature Reserve of Scandola
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Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Porto-Vecchio, France

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. Bonifacio Citadel and Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Palombaggia and plage de Tamaricciu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto-Vecchio: Bonifacio (Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), Iles Lavezzi, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Porto Novo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint Jean Baptiste, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and stroll through Plage de Tramulimacchia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Porto-Vecchio trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Calvi to Porto-Vecchio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antibes.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bonifacio
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Plage de Palombaggia ©
Plage de Palombaggia
plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel

2
nights
Antibes, France

Antibes ©
The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage, wander the streets of Le Suquet, and then take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Marineland and then make a trip to Le Nomade.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Antibes trip maker.

Fly from Porto-Vecchio to Antibes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Porto-Vecchio, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Antibes, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cannes
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Marineland ©
Marineland

2
nights
Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, contemplate the long history of Chateau des Baux de Provence, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, thendelve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Trophime. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, thenpause for some photo ops at La Maison Carree, and finally hunt for treasures at Les Halles.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Arles vacation maker website.

Getting from Antibes to Arles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Arles when traveling from Antibes in August, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Nimes, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Chateau de Tarascon
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Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Picasso and MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Discover out-of-the-way places like Girona Cathedral (Catedral) and Ciutat Vella. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar), Playa de la Pineda (in La Pineda) and Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona). The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona planning website.

Traveling by car from Arles to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Barcelona sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Playa de la Pineda, Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Anfiteatro de Tarragona
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Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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