18 days in Barcelona & South of France Itinerary

18 days in Barcelona & South of France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  23 h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
3
La Croix-Valmer, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Bonifacio, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Calvi, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Perth, Australia

1
night
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 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online trip maker.

Perth, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in June: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then make a trip to Vieux Sarlat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarlat-la-Caneda visit planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Sarlat-la-Caneda. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau de Castelnaud, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Kayaking & Canoeing, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Chateau de Beynac
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Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac ©
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
La Croix-Valmer, France

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Gigaro and Heraclee Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage du Debarquement and Plage de Sylvabelle. Change things up with these side-trips from La Croix-Valmer: Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle & Plage de Jean Blanc). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage de Vergeron, hike along Parcours Decouverte : Les Activites Traditionnelles de la Vallee de la Mole, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Marines.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our La Croix-Valmer road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Croix-Valmer with the Route module. June in La Croix-Valmer sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cogolin, Le Lavandou
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Le Sporting and then kick back and relax at Promenade du Soleil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Coco Beach, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Croix-Valmer to Nice in 2 hours. While traveling from La Croix-Valmer, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Promenade du Soleil
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Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
Bonifacio, France

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Visiting Grottes de Bonifacio and Plage de Stagnolu will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bonifacio Citadel and Plage de San Giovanni. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bonifacio journey app.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bonifacio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Bonifacio to be a bit cooler, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pianottoli-Caldarello
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Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio

4
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Plage de Ghignu and Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra. Get in touch with nature at Arinella and Algaio Beach and Aregno Beach. Go for a jaunt from Calvi to Palasca to see Plage de l'Ostriconi about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, get outside with Plage de Calvi, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Spano, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

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Drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aregno Beach, Plage de Ghignu, Plage de l'Ostriconi
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Plage de Ghignu ©
Plage de Ghignu
Scuba & Snorkeling
Aregno Beach ©
Aregno Beach

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