10-Day Road Trip in France and Spain from Nice to Marseille, Nimes, Barcelona, and Narbonne

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Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across France and Spain! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Nice, Marseille, Nimes, Figueres, and Barcelona sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 10-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 2 extraordinary countries in Europe.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of France, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Nice, Marseille, Nimes, Carcassonne, Narbonne, and Arles, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, Spain, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Figueres and Barcelona, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 5 nights in France and 4 nights in Spain. During these 10 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Nice, Marseille, Nimes, Figueres, and Barcelona.

Throughout your tour around Europe, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around France and Spain in the booking widget to the right of your screen. Or, scroll down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in France, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Nice. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 10-day adventure. While in Nice, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including Castle Hill and the fascinating Albert I Garden. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Figueres’s Dalí Theatre and Museum. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across France and Spain will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Nice, Marseille, Nimes, Figueres, and Barcelona and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 10-day self-drive adventure in France and Spain. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in France and Spain.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Destinations

View of Mediterranean luxury resort and bay with yachts. Nice, Cote d'Azur, France. Nice / 2 nights
Photo of Nimes Arena aerial panoramic view. Nimes is a city in the Occitanie region of southern France.Nîmes / 1 night
Saint Jean Castle and Cathedral de la Major and the Vieux port in Marseille, France.Marseille / 1 night
Scenic aerial view of the Agbar Tower in Barcelona in Spain.Barcelona / 4 nights
Narbonne - city in FranceNarbonne / 1 night
Carcassonne - city in FranceCarcassonne
Arles - city in FranceArles

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Photo of sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the most known building created by Antoni Gaudi.Sagrada Família
Photo of stairs and buildings in the Park Guell by architect Gaudi o in Barcelona, Spain.Park Güell
Photo of view of Square of Catalonia (Placa de Catalunya) in Barcelona, Spain.Plaça de Catalunya
Mercado de La Boqueria, el Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainMercado de La Boqueria
Photo of exterior View of Casa Batllo during Sunset in Barcelona.Casa Batlló
Photo of night view of Magic Fountain light show in Barcelona, Spain.Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Photo of La Pedrera House facade in Barcelona, Spain.La Pedrera
Photo of scenic view of Carcassone medieval city in France against summer sky.Cité de Carcassonne
Photo of Triumphal Arch (Arc de Triomf) in Barcelona, Spain.Arc de Triomf
Photo of Cascade Fountain in the Park Citadel in . Barcelona, Spain. The Park is also called Parc de la Ciutadella. Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainParc de la Ciutadella
Photo of Cathedral of Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia or Barcelona Cathedral in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Architecture and landmark of Barcelona.Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia
Aquarium BarcelonaAquarium Barcelona
Montjuïc CastleMontjuïc Castle
Photo of Palau de la Música Catalana ,Barcelona ,Spain .Palau de la Música Catalana
Dalí Theatre-MuseumDalí Theatre-Museum
CosmoCaixa BarcelonaCosmoCaixa Barcelona
Photo of Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde in Marseille, a port city in southern France.Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille)
Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Catalonia, SpainBasilica of Santa Maria del Mar
Photo of Barcelona National Museum (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya) near Plaza de Espagna, Barcelona, Spain.Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Palau Sant JordiPalau Sant Jordi
Parc national des Calanques, Les Baumettes, 9th Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceCalanques National Park
Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, La Joliette, 2nd Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceMucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
Castle Hill, Vieux Nice, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceCastle Hill
Jardin de La Fontaine, Nimes, Nîmes, Gard, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceJardin de La Fontaine
photo of the Roman Arles Amphitheatre in the Old Town of Arles in France.Arles Amphitheatre
Palais LongchampPalais Longchamp
photo of Triton Fountain at Albert I Garden its ancient Greek statue and historical monument with Mediterranean house facades in Nice, France.Albert I Garden
Parc Phœnix, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceParc Phœnix
Les Petits Trains de Marseille, Hôtel de Ville, 2nd Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceLes Petits Trains de Marseille
St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice, Maritime Alps, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceCathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice
Musée de la Romanité de NîmesMusée de la Romanité
photo of Promenade du Paillon at morning in Nice, France.Promenade du Paillon
Main facade of the Musée_départemental_Arles_antique, by architect Henri CirianiMusée départemental de l'Arles antique
Eze village France 🇫🇷
Saint-Trophime Primatial Catholic Church

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Day 1

Day 1 – Nice - arrival day

  • Nice - Arrival day
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  • Albert I Garden
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in France and Spain begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Nice in France. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Nice for 1 night.

Catch an early flight to France to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Nice before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Nice today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Albert I Garden. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 9,739 visitors.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Nice. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across France and Spain by rewarding yourself with a taste of Nice’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Les Amoureux, a distinguished dining establishment in Nice. It has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,622 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Nice is Chez Acchiardo. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,467 happy diners.

Les Sens stands out as a local favorite in Nice. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 920 customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Wayne's Bar, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,557 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is La Shounga. It is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,693 customers.

Les Distilleries Idéales is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,572 customers.

Your multi-country road trip in France and Spain has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Nice and Marseille

  • Nice
  • Marseille
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Drive 227 km, 3 hours 27 min

  • Eze village France 🇫🇷
  • Castle Hill
  • Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice
  • Parc Phœnix
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 2 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Nice in France. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Marseille. Marseille will be your home for 1 night.

A tour of Nice is not complete without a visit to the famous Eze village France. This incredible point of interest and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,438 travelers.

Make the most of your Nice travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Castle Hill. This park and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 17,646 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice for an experience worth remembering. This local church and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,225 visitors.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Marseille.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in France and Spain, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Marseille. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Reserve your spot at L'Épuisette, a popular local restaurant in Marseille. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 830 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Twist Avenue during your stay in Marseille. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, by 618 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Coogee, a popular local gem in Marseille. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 533 satisfied guests.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Bistrot l’Horloge. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,794 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at O'Malley. This popular bar in Marseille is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,796 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love La Caravelle. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. La Caravelle has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,587 reviews.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Marseille and Nimes

  • Marseille
  • Nîmes
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Drive 156 km, 3 hours 14 min

  • Les Petits Trains de Marseille
  • Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille)
  • Calanques National Park
  • Palais Longchamp
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On day 3 of your multi-country road trip across France and Spain, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Marseille in France. In the evening, you’ll end up in Nimes, where you will stay for 1 night.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated sightseeing destination and attraction in Marseille — Les Petits Trains de Marseille. About 9,053 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The popular Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean is another top sight in Marseille that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved museum in the area, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,446 visitors.

Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille) is a spectacular church building and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Marseille, earning an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 36,436 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Calanques National Park. Because of its allure and charm, around 19,632 visitors have rated this attraction and park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Discover the allure of Palais Longchamp. Echoing its popularity, 12,768 travelers have awarded this famous water tower and sightseeing spot an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Marseille today.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Nimes of your choice.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Nimes’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in France and Spain.

Make a reservation at The Bird, a popular dining spot in Nimes. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 659 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Restaurant Skab while indulging in the charm of Nimes. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, cherished by 591 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Le Dé-K-Lé Bistrot Gourmand, a treasured establishment in Nimes. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,576 satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to O’Flaherty’s, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, O’Flaherty’s has charmed many with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 1,377 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Restaurant Au Flan Coco Nimes, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Restaurant Au Flan Coco Nimes captures hearts with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 993 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Le Questel, another local party gem in Nimes. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 575 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Nimes, Figueres, and Barcelona

  • Nîmes
  • Barcelona
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Drive 402 km, 4 hours 39 min

  • Musée de la Romanité
  • Jardin de La Fontaine
  • Dalí Theatre-Museum
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across France and Spain. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Nimes in France and Figueres in Spain, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Barcelona. You’ll stay here for 4 nights.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Nimes, including the outstanding Musée de la Romanité. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,534 reviews and welcoming more than 25,271 visitors each year, this fascinating museum and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Nimes is also home to the captivating Jardin de La Fontaine, a local park considered one of the highlights of the city. About 15,878 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Barcelona. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Barcelona boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Spain.

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at Lasarte, one of the top Bib Gourmand restaurants in Barcelona, holding 3 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on creative cuisine, Lasarte has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

A local favorite is ABaC. This exceptional dining experience in Barcelona has been awarded 3 Michelin stars. Featuring creative cuisine, this popular Bib Gourmand restaurant is a top choice for both locals and tourists.

Discover the extraordinary dining experience offered by Cocina Hermanos Torres in Barcelona. Its 3-Michelin star menu is designed to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a culinary adventure. Many previous guests have raved about this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 3 Michelin-star reputation.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Hemingway Gin & Cocktail Bar has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 893 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at La Whiskeria - Whisky & Cocktail Bar, a crowd-favorite. Around 743 customers have rated their experience at La Whiskeria - Whisky & Cocktail Bar an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Cerveseria Catalana belongs to the list of the best bars in Barcelona, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 14,751 bar-goers.

Celebrate day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Barcelona

  • Barcelona
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Drive 28 km, 1 hour 24 min

  • CosmoCaixa Barcelona
  • Sagrada Família
  • La Pedrera
  • Casa Batlló
  • Plaça de Catalunya
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On day 5, you will wake up in Barcelona with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 3 nights left in Barcelona before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across France and Spain.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Barcelona today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Museu de la Ciència CosmoCaixa. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 37,537 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Sagrada Família. This incredible attraction and minor basilica holds an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to 226,955 visitors. Up to 4,527,427 people visit this fantastic attraction every year.

According to travelers in Barcelona, the extraordinary La Pedrera is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and monument is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 85,188 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible tourist attraction, Casa Batlló. Up to 125,060 visitors have rated it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular square, Plaça de Catalunya. This attraction is rated an average 4.5 out of 5 stars among 175,036 visitors.

As the sun sets on day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Barcelona's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Spain to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Barcelona has them.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at El Nacional. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Barcelona boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from around 23,496 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Barcelona is El Bosc de Les Fades. It has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 14,606 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Ciutat Comtal, in Barcelona. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 12,951 satisfied customers.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Ocaña, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Ocaña has charmed many with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 8,052 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Elsa y Fred, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Elsa y Fred captures hearts with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 4,884 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on El Xampanyet, another local party gem in Barcelona. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,394 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Barcelona

  • Barcelona
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Drive 4 km, 53 min

  • Parc de la Ciutadella
  • Arc de Triomf
  • Palau de la Música Catalana
  • Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia
  • Mercado de La Boqueria
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Wake up and see what day 6 of your great European road trip in France and Spain has in store for you! You will be staying in Barcelona for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Parc de la Ciutadella. This outstanding urban park and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 68,100 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Parc de la Ciutadella is worth pages in your travel diary.

The fascinating Arc de Triomf is another of the city's top attractions that will stir your curiosity. This triumphal arch and tourist destination boasts an average review score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 77,887 travelers.

This day is also your chance to see the amazing concert hall, Palau de la Música Catalana. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 40,217 travelers, a trip to this wonderful site promises a memorable experience.

The top-rated Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, an outstanding urban park, is one place you should visit while in Barcelona considering its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 62,263 travelers.

Explore the magnificent Mercado de La Boqueria and discover what makes this local point of interest and wonder one of the best attractions in Barcelona. This popular sightseeing destination enjoys a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 160,835 travelers.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Spain's delectable cuisine at one of Barcelona's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Reserve a table at Paradiso, a renowned restaurant in Barcelona. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,403 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at CocoVail Beer Hall - Craft Beer Barcelona while in Barcelona. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 3,235 discerning diners.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Experience a taste of Barcelona at Disfrutar, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 2,164 customers.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Bobby's Free. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,003 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Restaurant El Foro. This popular bar in Barcelona is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,552 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Dr Stravinsky. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Dr Stravinsky has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,837 reviews.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in France and Spain! Enjoy your evening in Barcelona to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Barcelona

  • Barcelona
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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 29 min

  • Park Güell
  • Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • Palau Sant Jordi
  • Montjuïc Castle
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Day 7 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Barcelona. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

A tour of Barcelona is not complete without a visit to the famous Park Güell. This incredible sculpture garden and attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 181,403 travelers.

Make the most of your Barcelona travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. This fountain and unique destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 85,986 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya for an experience worth remembering. This local art museum and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 28,394 visitors, with up to 718,000 people including this popular attraction in their Barcelona tour itinerary each year.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Montjuïc Castle. This amazing site is a wonderful castle with more than 50,433 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Barcelona. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in ARTiSA Barcelona, a distinguished dining establishment in Barcelona. It has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 2,771 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Barcelona is Vinitus. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 2,462 happy diners.

Celebrate day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Barcelona, Carcassonne, and Narbonne

  • Barcelona
  • Narbonne
  • Carcassonne
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Drive 365 km, 4 hours 8 min

  • Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
  • Aquarium Barcelona
  • Cité de Carcassonne
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On day 8 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in France and Spain, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Barcelona in Spain and Carcassonne in France. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Narbonne, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar is a travelers’ favorite in Barcelona, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 33,464 visitors.

In Barcelona, don’t miss Aquàrium Barcelona, a great aquarium and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 56,175 reviews.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Narbonne’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Narbonne. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in France in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Don't forget to book a table at Les Halles de Narbonne, a well-known eatery in Narbonne. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 13,657 satisfied guests.

As the night falls in Narbonne, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Narbonne and Nice

  • Nice
  • Arles
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Drive 418 km, 4 hours 47 min

  • Musée départemental de l'Arles antique
  • Saint-Trophime Primatial Catholic Church
  • Arles Amphitheatre
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 9 of your multi-country journey across France and Spain. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Arles in France. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Nice. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Nice. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across France and Spain by rewarding yourself with a taste of Nice’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Make sure to book a table at Le Galet, a popular restaurant in Nice. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,632 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Peixes during your stay in Nice. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 1,157 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Le Frog, a renowned dining destination in Nice. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,109 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Riviera & Tours, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 820 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Le Vingt4. It is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 453 customers.

Ma Nolan's Irish Pub is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 3,215 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Nice as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Nice - departure day

  • Nice - Departure day
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  • Promenade du Paillon
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Nice before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across France and Spain. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Optimize your last day in France and go on a shopping spree in Nice’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in France, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Promenade du Paillon. This outstanding greenway and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 3,770 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Promenade du Paillon is worth pages in your travel diary.

Get a last taste of France’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Nice and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across France and Spain.

The time has come to say farewell to Nice for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in France and Spain with fond memories. Safe travels!

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