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Driving to Barcelona with kids and dog - tips for the route?

Hi All,

We are taking a 10 day vacation to Baecelona this Easter, and I plan to drive as the GPS (set on fastest route) takes me. I welcome any tips / suggestions / sharing of similar experiences.

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Re: Driving to Barcelona with kids and dog - tips for the route?

Put the mutt on the back seat.... and the kids in the boot.

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I've been there last year. Very nice trip. Be prepared for super-expensive Catalonian highways.
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I've been there last year. Very nice trip. Be prepared for super-expensive Catalonian highways.
How many hours of driving? Viamichelin says 9.5 gmaps says 8...
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Re: Driving to Barcelona with kids and dog - tips for the route?

Hard to tell. From Basel to Cambrils with a lot of stops (including getting lost in Cap d'Agde) and with average speed of 120kmph (max in Spain) it took me 18 hours. But as I said - we were not in a hurry.
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Re: Driving to Barcelona with kids and dog - tips for the route?

We did the trip last month with 2 kids and a chi.

It took around 10 hours from Basel to Barcelona. We stop in a b&b around valence, it was breathtaking (the place) we did 5 hours one day, and an other 5 the second day.

For the kids(6 and 3), we had two tablets with films and games. I thought it would be a nightmare but it turns out very smooth and easy.

The chi slept all the way.

The toll cost 75 one way. 150 round trip.

We filled up the tank 4 times round trip.
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Re: Driving to Barcelona with kids and dog - tips for the route?

I've used to drive at night but cannot any longer, so for really long all day driving I'm trying to start as early as possible to arrive before midnight and before the next sleep cycle. If I cannot do it, then I'll park and sleep a few hours in a seat; not perfect but then the body finishes its sleep cycle and one can continue.
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I've used to drive at night but cannot any longer, so for really long all day driving I'm trying to start as early as possible to arrive before midnight and before the next sleep cycle. If I cannot do it, then I'll park and sleep a few hours in a seat; not perfect but then the body finishes its sleep cycle and one can continue.
Couldn't agree more. I think 8 hours of daylight driving should not be a challenge - used to be a breeze 5 years ago.
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