16 days in France, Andorra la Vella & Province of Barcelona Itinerary

16 days in France, Andorra la Vella & Province of Barcelona Itinerary

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16 days in France, Andorra la Vella & Province of Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Carcassonne Center, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Montserrat, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get curious at Cite de l'Espace and then contemplate the long history of Église des Jacobins. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at La Source Wake Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Garonne, and then ponder the world of politics at Theatre du Capitole.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Toulouse travel itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Toulouse is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Toulouse, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Toulouse

Childrens Museums Museums Nature

Side Trip

La Source Wake Park
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Cite de l'espace ©
Cite de l'espace
Church of Les Jacobins
Church of Les Jacobins
La Source Wake Park ©
La Source Wake Park

3
nights
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Visit Carcassonne Medieval City and Chateau de Montsegur for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, stop by Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Dominicaines.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne online itinerary creator.

Getting from Toulouse to Carcassonne by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

O'Vineyards, Chateaux de Lastours
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

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nights
Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Meritxell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Joan de Caselles, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Naturlandia and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S. Santa Coloma.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella travel planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Andorra la Vella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Montserrat.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canillo, C.S. Santa Coloma, Naturlandia
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Naturlandia ©
Naturlandia
Santuario de Meritxell ©
Santuario de Meritxell
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles ©
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles

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nights
Montserrat, Spain

Montserrat ©
On the 18th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sant Jeroni, learn about winemaking at Codorniu, and then do a tasting at Freixenet. On the next day, examine the collection at Montserrat Museum, meet the residents at Cim d'Aligues, and then Head underground at Sant Miquel del Fai Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Montserrat travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Andorra la Vella to Montserrat takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Montserrat

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Sant Feliu de Codines
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Caves Anna d’ Codorniu ©
Caves Anna d’ Codorniu
Sant Jeroni ©
Sant Jeroni
Cim d'Aligues ©
Cim d'Aligues

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Barceloneta and Nova Mar Bella Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Park Güell and Casa Milà. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, get outside with Sailing Experience Barcelona, admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, and shop like a local with Las Ramblas.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montserrat to Barcelona takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Barcelona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montgat Beach
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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