7 days in France, Turin & Barcelona Itinerary

7 days in France, Turin & Barcelona Itinerary

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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
Nice, France
— 1 night
Martigues, France
— 1 night
Argeles-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights


Turin, Italy — 1 night

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 21st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Turin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Turin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Turin hover around 8°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Nice, France — 1 night

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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip builder.

Traveling by car from Turin to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, Nice is somewhat warmer than Turin - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Martigues.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Martigues, France — 1 night

Martigues is a commune northwest of Marseille. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): try your luck at Casino Barriere Carry-le-Rouet and then make a trip to Port de Peche de Carro.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Martigues trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Martigues in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, Martigues is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Argeles-sur-Mer.
Fun & Games · Casinos
Side Trip

Argeles-sur-Mer, France — 1 night

Argelès-sur-Mer is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.It is about 25 km from Perpignan.GeographyArgelès-sur-Mer is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret.Argelès-sur-Mer is on the Côte Vermeille at the foot of the Albères mountain range, close to the Spanish border. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take a stroll through Quartier du Moure, stroll around Promenade du Front de Mer, then don't miss a visit to Cathedrale St-Jean, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally look for gifts at L'Instant Parfume.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Argeles-sur-Mer trip planner.

Getting from Martigues to Argeles-sur-Mer by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Barcelona.
Parks · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the next day, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Barcelona holiday planning app.

You can drive from Argeles-sur-Mer to Barcelona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.