42 days in France, Spain & Sardinia Itinerary

42 days in France, Spain & Sardinia Itinerary

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42 days in France, Spain & Sardinia Itinerary

Start: Bauru, Brazil
Travel:  82​h
1
Marseille, France
— 6 nights
2
Montpellier, France
— 3 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + ferry:  5​h
5
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Cagliari, Italy
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Cannes, France
— 4 nights
8
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Travel:  82​h
End: Bauru, Brazil

6
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll get in some beach time at Plage noire du Langoustier and Calanque de Samena. Museum-lovers will get to explore Carrieres des Lumieres and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures) and Tapiezo (in Roussillon). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Parc national des Calanques. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, explore the striking landscape at Calanques, and take a stroll through The Panier.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marseille sightseeing planner .

Bauru, Brazil to Marseille is an approximately 82-hour travel. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Marseille are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gordes, Calanques, Carrieres des Lumieres, Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage noire du Langoustier
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Scuba & Snorkeling
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

3
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, take a stroll through Place de la Comedie, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Pierre. On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Les Trains du Colorado, then explore the historical opulence of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip planner .

Drive from Marseille to Montpellier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
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Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Musee Fabre ©
Musee Fabre
Cathedrale St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale St-Pierre

6
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.
Relax by the water at Barceloneta Beach and Platja Port Bo. Head to La Boqueria and Passeig de Graciafor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Cabo de Sant Sebastia (in Llafranc), Aigua Xelida (in Tamariu) and Begur (Playa Sa Riera & L'illa Roja). Spend the 5th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Montpellier to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Begur, Platja Port Bo, Cabo de Sant Sebastia, Aigua Xelida
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the striking features of Central Market (Mercado Central), contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at City of the Arts and Sciences. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Gandia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia, and then admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Valencia itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Valencia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Playa Gandia
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

5
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Visit Platja de ses Salines and Cala Llenya for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Castle of Ibiza and Ibiza Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Ibiza Town to Sant Antoni de Portmany to see Cala Bassa about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Moli, and see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ibiza Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Ibiza Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ibiza Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Cala Comte, Cueva de Can Marca
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte

8
nights
Cagliari, Italy

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria and Area Archeologica di Nora. Museo del Carbone and Museo Archeologico Nazionale will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Cagliari side-trips: Villasimius (Porto Giunco & Spiaggia di Punta Molentis), Spiaggia di Tuerredda (in Teulada) and Centro Ippico Meurreddus a Cuaddu (in San Giovanni Suergiu). Next up on the itinerary: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, delve into the distant past at Su Nuraxi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, and make a trip to Bastione di Saint Remy.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cagliari tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Cagliari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Cagliari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Villasimius, Area Archeologica di Nora, Centro Ippico Meurreddus a Cuaddu, Spiaggia di Tuerredda, Spiaggia di Piscinas
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Poetto ©
Poetto
Porto Giunco ©
Porto Giunco
Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda

4
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Take a break from the city and head to Plage de Gigaro and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rue d'Antibes and La Croisette. Venture out of the city with trips to Vieille Ville (in Nice), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet, head off the coast to Ile Sainte-Marguerite, indulge your taste buds at Marche Forville, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael the Archangel Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cannes route planner .

Getting from Cagliari to Cannes by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Cagliari, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cannes, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Plage de Pampelonne, Vieille Ville, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence, Plage de Gigaro
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

1
night
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Vallon des Auffes, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Alexis Pentcheff, then steep yourself in history at Palais Longchamp, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Les Terrasses du Port.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cannes to Marseille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Vallon des Auffes ©
Vallon des Auffes
Palais Longchamp ©
Palais Longchamp
Galerie Alexis Pentcheff ©
Galerie Alexis Pentcheff

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