18 days in Catalonia Itinerary

18 days in Catalonia Itinerary

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18 days in Catalonia Itinerary

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Fenals Beach. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town) are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya (in Tossa de Mar), Jardin Botanico Marimurtra (in Blanes) and Jardines de Santa Clotilde (in Lloret de Mar). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, walk around Ciutadella Park, shop like a local with La Boqueria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip maker .

Aalborg, Denmark to Barcelona is an approximately 7-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

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Lloret 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Girona Cathedral (Catedral) and Peratallada. Escape the urban bustle at La Fosca Beach and La Fageda d'en Jorda. Change things up with these side-trips from Girona: Scuba & Snorkeling (in L'Estartit), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Village Medieval de Pals (in Pals). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ruins of Empuries, kick back and relax at Playas de Calella, take in the views from Bridge of Besalu, and don't miss a visit to Passeig de la Muralla.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Girona trip planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Girona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in July since evenings lows in Girona dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cadaques.

Things to do in Girona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Fageda d'en Jorda, Ruins of Empuries, Peratallada, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Playas de Calella
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Girona Cathedral (Catedral) ©
Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
Peratallada ©
Peratallada
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Cadaques

Cadaques
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salvador Dali House and Ciutadella de Roses. Visiting Cap de Creus National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Cadaques to El Port de la Selva to see Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Esglesia de Santa Maria, appreciate the history behind Estatua de Salvador Dali, visit a coastal fixture at Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans Lighthouse), and enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Rostella.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cadaques trip planning tool .

You can drive from Girona to Cadaques in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. July in Cadaques sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sort.

Things to do in Cadaques

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

El Port de la Selva, Roses
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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), pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Joan d'Isil and then hit the slopes at Espot. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at El Cinque LLac and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sort day trip site .

Getting from Cadaques to Sort by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cadaques in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sort, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Salou.

Things to do in Sort

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

El Cinque LLac, Sant Joan d'Isil, Espot
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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.
Anfiteatro de Tarragona and Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Llevant Beach and Playa de la Pineda. Venture out of the city with trips to Turo Seu Vella (in Lleida), Iglesia de la Purisima Sangre (in Alcover) and Pont del Diable (in Tarragona). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, delve into the distant past at Circ Roma, and ponder the design of Illuminated Fountain.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salou trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Sort to Salou takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Salou when traveling from Sort in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salou

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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