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Milan to Barcelona drive

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Milan to Barcelona road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Milan to Barcelona. If you're planning a road trip to Barcelona, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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Day 1, 10:00 am:  start in Milan
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 11:43 am:  Liguria
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:43 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 2:28 pm:  Nice
stay for about 1.5 hours and leave at 3:58 pm
drive for about 1 hour

Day 1, 4:58 pm:  Saint-Tropez
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Day 2, 10:00 am:  leave from Saint-Tropez
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 11:25 am:  Aix-en-Provence
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:25 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 1:56 pm:  Montpellier
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:56 pm
drive for about 2 hours

Day 2, 4:46 pm:  Collioure
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:46 pm
drive for about 2 hours

Day 2, 7:42 pm:  arrive in Barcelona
eat at Ciudad Condal
stay at W Barcelona

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Milan to Barcelona.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Milan, Italy.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Liguria  (12 mentions)
Nice  (62 answers)
    Vieux Nice  (4 mentions)
    Le Chateau  (4 mentions)
    Parc National du Mercantour  (3 mentions)
    Nice Old Town  (3 mentions)
    Place Masséna  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Nice:
        Le Negresco
        Wayne's Bar
        Sarl bulldog pub
        Le Sansas
        La Maison de Marie
    questions about Nice:
        What is a must do/see in Nice for a solo traveler in January?
Saint-Tropez  (22 answers)
    Port Grimaud  (5 mentions)
    Club 55  (2 mentions)
Aix-en-Provence  (38 answers)
    Cours Mirabeau  (5 mentions)
    questions about Aix-en-Provence:
        Hotels and/or spas in Aix-en-Provence
        Sunday/Monday Dining in Aix-en-Provence?
Montpellier  (10 answers)
    questions about Montpellier:
        Where to eat in Montpellier

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Barcelona, Spain.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Barcelona?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Barcelona.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out W Barcelona, which was mentioned 10 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hostal BCN Ramblas  (5 mentions)
Hospital de Sant Pau  (4 mentions)
Barceló Raval  (4 mentions)
Market Hotel  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Barcelona? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Barcelona?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Ciudad Condal, which was mentioned 18 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

El Quim de la Boqueria  (13 mentions)
Cervecería Catalana  (12 mentions)
Tickets  (10 mentions)
Pinotxo  (7 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Barcelona? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Barcelona?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Parc Güell  (72 mentions)
La Rambla  (65 mentions)
La Boqueria  (43 mentions)
La Pedrera  (43 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Barcelona. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Daan Snijders Blok from Netherlands asked:
Best tapas in Barcelona?  (20 answers)

 Stef Rebers from asked:
What are the top 5 sights I can't miss in Barcelona?  (19 answers)

 Simoni Stathatou from Athens asked:
Trip for 3 days in Barca  (17 answers)

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Barcelona for a first time visitor?  (13 answers)

 Alex Burunova from asked:
Some general questions and insights on Barcelona  (13 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Barcelona.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Barcelona to Milan drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Milan to Barcelona. Or get a full Milan to Barcelona flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Milan well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Milan!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 609 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 51 minutes
Barcelona is the same time as Milan
170 Milan travel answers
62 Nice travel answers
22 Saint-Tropez travel answers
38 Aix-en-Provence travel answers
10 Montpellier travel answers
1 Collioure travel answer
423 Barcelona travel answers

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