18 days in Catalonia Itinerary

18 days in Catalonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Aalborg
Fly:  7 h
1
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Girona
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Cadaques
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Sort
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Salou
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Aalborg

5
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Fenals Beach. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Jardin Botanico Marimurtra (in Blanes), Jardines de Santa Clotilde (in Lloret de Mar) and Tossa de Mar (Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya & Vila Vella (Old Town)). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Aalborg, Denmark to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Aalborg in July, with highs in Barcelona at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Girona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Jardin Botanico Marimurtra
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Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Girona

Girona ©
Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Fosca Beach and Girona Cathedral (Catedral). Get some historical perspective at Peratallada and Ruins of Empuries. Get out of town with these interesting Girona side-trips: Village Medieval de Pals (in Pals), Scuba & Snorkeling (in L'Estartit) and La Fageda d'en Jorda (in Olot). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Calella, take in the views from Bridge of Besalu, make a trip to Passeig de la Muralla, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Port Bo.

Plan my day in Girona using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Girona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Girona when traveling from Barcelona in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cadaques.

Things to do in Girona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ruins of Empuries, Village Medieval de Pals, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Platja Port Bo, Bridge of Besalu
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La Fosca Beach ©
La Fosca Beach
Peratallada ©
Peratallada
La Fageda d'en Jorda ©
La Fageda d'en Jorda

3
nights
Cadaques

Cadaques
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Step off the beaten path and head to Cap de Creus National Park and Esglesia de Santa Maria. Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes and Salvador Dali House will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Cadaques: Roses (Scuba & Snorkeling & Ciutadella de Roses). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans Lighthouse), don't miss a visit to Espai d'art Pilar Pineda, pause for some photo ops at Estatua Federico Garcia Lorca, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Helena de Roda.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cadaques route maker website.

You can drive from Girona to Cadaques in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cadaques can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Sort.

Things to do in Cadaques

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Roses, El Port de la Selva
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Cap de Creus National Park
Cap de Creus National Park
Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes ©
Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes
Esglesia de Santa Maria ©
Esglesia de Santa Maria

2
nights
Sort

On the 22nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Joan d'Isil and then hit the slopes at Espot. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along El Cinque LLac and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sort trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Cadaques to Sort in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cadaques in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sort, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Salou.

Things to do in Sort

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Espot, El Cinque LLac, Sant Joan d'Isil
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River Rafting & Tubing
Espot ©
Espot
Sant Joan d'Isil ©
Sant Joan d'Isil

3
nights
Salou

Salou ©
Known for its Mediterranean climate and vibrant beach community, Salou serves as the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada.
Get in touch with nature at Llevant Beach and Playa de la Pineda. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet and Circ Roma. Get out of town with these interesting Salou side-trips: Iglesia de la Purisima Sangre (in Alcover), Pont del Diable (in Tarragona) and Turo Seu Vella (in Lleida). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro de Tarragona, ponder the design of Illuminated Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salou online day trip planner.

You can drive from Sort to Salou in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sort in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Salou. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salou

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarragona, Iglesia de la Purisima Sangre, Playa de la Pineda, Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet, Turo Seu Vella
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Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona
Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet ©
Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet
Turo Seu Vella ©
Turo Seu Vella

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