19 days in The Pyrenees & Catalonia Itinerary

19 days in The Pyrenees & Catalonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Carcassonne, France
— 5 nights
2
Roses, Spain
— 4 nights
3
Platja d'Aro, Spain
— 4 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights

5
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kids will enjoy Cité de Carcassonne and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint-Andre-de-Sorede. (in Saint-Andre), Argeles-sur-Mer (Memorial du Camps D'Argeles-sur-Mer, Promenade du Front de Mer, &more) and Grotte de Niaux (in Niaux). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, get to know the resident critters at Le Parc Australien, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip maker app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Carcassonne is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Carcassonne reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Roses.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Argeles-sur-Mer, River Rafting & Tubing, Grotte de Niaux
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Grotte de Niaux ©
Grotte de Niaux
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Roses, Spain

Roses ©
Roses is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Empordà, located on the Costa Brava, in Catalonia, Spain. Family-friendly places like Aquabrava and Karting Roses will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Roses: Platja de l'Estartit (in L'Estartit) and L'Escala (Illa Mateua, San Marti d'Empuries, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Ruta Cap Norfeu Roses, explore the ancient world of Ciutadella de Roses, kick back and relax at Plage Canyelles Petites, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja de Can Comes.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Roses day trip planning website.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Roses in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Platja d'Aro.

Things to do in Roses

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

L'Escala, Platja de Can Comes, Platja de l'Estartit
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Platja de l'Estartit ©
Platja de l'Estartit
Cala Rostella ©
Cala Rostella
Plage Canyelles Petites ©
Plage Canyelles Petites

4
nights
Platja d'Aro, Spain

Platja d'Aro ©
Castell-Platja d'Aro is a municipality in the middle of the Costa Brava in Catalonia, Spain. Family-friendly places like La playa de Tamariu and Cala del Senyor Ramon will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Platja d'Aro: Tossa de Mar (Great Beach & Vila Vella (Old Town)), Far de Sant Sebastia (in Llafranc) and Begur (Platja Fonda, Playa Sa Riera, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Camino de Ronda, don't miss a visit to Castell de Begur, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Sa Conca, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Port Bo.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Platja d'Aro online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Roses to Platja d'Aro takes 2 hours. In August in Platja d'Aro, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Platja d'Aro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Begur, Tossa de Mar, S'Agaro, La playa de Tamariu, Platja Port Bo
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La playa de Tamariu ©
La playa de Tamariu
Playa Cala Rovira ©
Playa Cala Rovira
Playa Sa Riera ©
Playa Sa Riera

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Platja d'Aro to Barcelona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Platja d'Aro in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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