18 days in France, Geneva & Barcelona Itinerary

18 days in France, Geneva & Barcelona Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Versailles, France
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Montpellier, France
— 3 nights
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Perpignan, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary website.

Miami, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Miami in June, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 74°F, while nights are colder with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Versailles, France

— 2 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, don't miss a visit to Palace of Versailles, then admire the striking features of The Hall of Mirrors, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Versailles day trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Versailles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites

Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Geneva online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Versailles to Geneva in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Montpellier, France

— 3 nights
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Bertrand Bosc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Pierre, observe the fascinating underwater world at Planet Ocean Montpellier, and don't miss a visit to Place de la Comedie.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Montpellier tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montpellier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Geneva in June, Montpellier is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Perpignan, France

— 3 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Perpignan: Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean) and Abbaye de Fontfroide (in Narbonne). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, walk around Promenade du Front de Mer, get great views at Castillet, and steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perpignan online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Montpellier to Perpignan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Perpignan sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Perpignan

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Perpignan to Barcelona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

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.