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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 hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Milan
drive for about 2 hours

10:55 am  Genoa
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:55 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:22 pm  Nice
stay for about 1.5 hours and leave at 3:52 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:30 pm  Saint-Tropez
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:30 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:08 pm  Aix-en-Provence
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Aix-en-Provence
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:31 am  Montpellier
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:31 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:01 pm  Perpignan
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:01 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

3:58 pm  Girona
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:58 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:06 pm  arrive in Barcelona
eat at Ciudad Condal
stay at W Barcelona

day 2 driving ≈ 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?

Genoa  (21 answers)
    questions about Genoa:
        Traveling by auto from Bologna to Genoa
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
Perpignan  (3 answers)
Girona  (28 answers)
    Girona  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Girona:
        El Celler de Can Roca
    questions about Girona:
        Best places and art shops in Girona?
        Places to eat in Girona

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!

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

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

profile  Simonettoni from Athens asked:
Trip for 3 days in Barca  (17 answers)

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Barcelona for a first time visitor?  (12 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
174 Milan travel answers
21 Genoa travel answers
62 Nice travel answers
22 Saint-Tropez travel answers
38 Aix-en-Provence travel answers
10 Montpellier travel answers
3 Perpignan travel answers
28 Girona travel answers
425 Barcelona travel answers

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