17 days in Catalonia Itinerary

17 days in Catalonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Catalonia Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sitges
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salou
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sort
— 2 nights
Drive
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Girona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tossa de Mar
— 2 nights
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Barcelona

— 3 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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ciutat Vella and Barcelona Zoo. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and take a leisurely stroll along Rambla del Mar.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip maker.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in August; daily highs in Barcelona reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sitges.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Sitges

— 2 nights
Sitges is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, in Catalonia, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll through Sausalito Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de la Barra, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Passeig Maritim, admire the masterpieces at Museu del Cau Ferrat, and then kick back and relax at La Playa de Sitges.

Plan trip to Sitges with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Sitges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Sitges sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salou.

Things to do in Sitges

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Salou

— 3 nights

Nightlife Capital of the Costa Dorada

Known for its Mediterranean climate and vibrant beach community, Salou serves as the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada.
Visiting Playa de la Pineda and Capellans Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Cala Font and Llarga Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Illuminated Fountain and make a splash at Aquopolis Costa Dorada.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salou road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sitges to Salou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Salou are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Sort.

Things to do in Salou

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Sort

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a tour by water with Rafting Pallars - Turisnat Sort and then get interesting insight from Assua Activa. On the next day, let the river carry you with Rafting Llavorsi and then add some fun to your beach time RocRoi.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sort online visit planner.

Drive from Salou to Sort in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Sort sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Girona.

Things to do in Sort

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Girona

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Sieges

Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girona Cathedral (Catedral), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Cala Aiguablava, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Onyar River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Salvador Dali House, then see some colorful creatures with Grassi-sub, and then stop by Can Billy.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Girona attractions planner.

Getting from Sort to Girona by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Girona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Tossa de Mar.

Things to do in Girona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Tossa de Mar

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Vila Vella (Old Town), enjoy the sand and surf at Lloret Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with Tossasub Diving Center. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia de Sant Vicenc, kick back and relax at Fenals Beach, and then stroll through Great Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tossa de Mar travel route website.

Getting from Girona to Tossa de Mar by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tossa de Mar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tossa de Mar

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Catalonia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Parks · Nightlife
Proud of its distinct culture and heritage, Catalonia is an autonomous region within Spain. The fierce spirit of this region and its inhabitants has shaped the history of Spain and, often, the rest of Europe. Its diverse land is home to the metropolis of Barcelona and numerous smaller urban centers, villages, and resorts, many of which are packed with sightseeing possibilities and tourists all year long. Despite seemingly unstoppable commercialization and urbanization, much of Catalonia has managed to retain the wild, unblemished beauty that drew visitors to Spain in the first place. Its main geographical feature is the mighty Pyrenees range, dominating a landscape of green valleys dotted with sleepy rural communities, ancient monasteries, and working vineyards ideal for day trips.