18 days in Barcelona & South of France Itinerary

18 days in Barcelona & South of France Itinerary

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18 days in Barcelona & South of France Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  23​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
La Croix-Valmer, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

Perth, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Barcelona is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Perth in June, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barceloneta Beach ©
Barceloneta Beach
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.
On the 6th (Thu), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and then don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip planning website .

You can drive from Barcelona to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Chateau de Castelnaud, Kayaking & Canoeing, Chateau de Beynac, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
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Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac ©
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
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. Visit Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage d'Heraclee for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Vergeron. Get out of town with these interesting La Croix-Valmer side-trips: Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle & Plage de Jean Blanc). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Debarquement, hike along Sentier Botanique, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Marines.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our La Croix-Valmer holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to La Croix-Valmer takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in La Croix-Valmer can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cogolin, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur
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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): kick back and relax at Plage Le Sporting and then enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and then kick back and relax at Castel Plage.

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Getting from La Croix-Valmer to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from La Croix-Valmer in June, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Plage de San Giovanni and Plage de Stagnolu. Relax by the water at Plage du Petit Sperone and Sentier Littoral des Bruzzi. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bonifacio Citadel, Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Marin de Bonifacio, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bonifacio trip itinerary maker website .

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 ferry and bus. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Bonifacio, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pianottoli-Caldarello
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Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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. Visit Plage de Ghignu and Arinella and Algaio Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Aregno Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from Calvi with a short trip to Plage de l'Ostriconi in Palasca, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Spano, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Calvi trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Bonifacio to Calvi takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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