15 days in Strasbourg, Montpellier & Barcelona Itinerary

15 days in Strasbourg, Montpellier & Barcelona Itinerary

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Strasbourg, France
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Montpellier, France
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Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Attractions like Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and La Petite France make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Cite de l'Automobile (in Mulhouse), Chapelle St Sebastien (in Dambach-la-Ville) and Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, and walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg day trip planning site.

Kaiserslautern, Germany to Strasbourg is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Kaiserslautern in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Strasbourg, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Montpellier.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Montpellier, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): wander the streets of Place de la Comedie, observe the fascinating underwater world at Planet Ocean Montpellier, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Zoologique Henri de Lunaret, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Fabre. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St. Pierre, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and finally head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montpellier attractions planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Montpellier by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Strasbourg in June since evenings lows in Montpellier dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Montpellier

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

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Barcelona, Spain

— 10 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.
Family-friendly places like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Tossa de Mar (Cala Pola, Cala Futadera, &more). Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at PortAventura. There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, get in on the family fun at PlayVR Lloret, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning site.

You can drive from Montpellier to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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