31 days in Spain & Rotterdam Itinerary

31 days in Spain & Rotterdam Itinerary

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Girona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Tarragona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Castellon de la Plana, Spain
— 4 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 9 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Girona, Spain

— 4 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.
Romanya de la Selva and Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya will appeal to history buffs. Visit Cala Estreta and Cala de l'Illa Roja for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Girona to Begur to see Playa Sa Riera about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Girona Explorers, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins dels Alemanys, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Park of the Aiguamolls de l'Emporda, and enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Port Bo.

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Montreal, Canada to Girona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Girona, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Montreal, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Girona, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Girona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt and Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes. Visit Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels) and Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla (in Sitges). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, appreciate the extensive heritage of L'Eixample District, explore the historical opulence of Torre Bellesguard, and see the interesting displays at Exposicion Human Bodies. Anatomia de la vida..

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You can take a train from Girona to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Girona in September, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tarragona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Tarragona, Spain

— 4 nights
Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cantera del Medol and Castell Monestir d'Escornalbou. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Antic Ajuntament and Capilla de San Pablo. Change things up with these side-trips from Tarragona: Playa de Calafell (in Segur de Calafell) and Playa De Coma-ruga (in Coma Ruga). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa El Milagro, stroll through Platja Llarga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de San Magin, and admire the landmark architecture of Mercado Central de Tarragona.

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You can drive from Barcelona to Tarragona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tarragona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Castellon de la Plana.

Things to do in Tarragona

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Castellon de la Plana, Spain

— 4 nights
Castellón de la Plana, Castelló de la Plana, or simply Castellón / Castelló, is the capital city of the province of Castellón, in the Valencian Community, Spain, in the east of the Iberian Peninsula, on the Costa del Azahar by the Mediterranean Sea. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casa Aliaga and Playa del Pinar. Popular historic sites such as Portal de las Monjas and Conjunto Historico De Mirambel are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castellon de la Plana: Iglesia Arciprestal de Sant Mateu (in Sant Mateu) and Iglesuela del Cid (in Teruel). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Real Casino Antiguo, make a trip to Roca Grossa, head off the coast to Isla Columbretes, and cast your line with Charters Casamar.

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Traveling by car from Tarragona to Castellon de la Plana takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Castellon de la Plana can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Castellon de la Plana

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Valencia, Spain

— 9 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Arenal-Bol and Playa La Granadella. Popular historic sites such as Castell de Xativa and Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Playa del Arenal (in Javea), Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Asunsion (in Denia) and Calpe (TOWNHOUSE Wellness Center - CALPE, Sendero Voramar - Calalga o Bassetes, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, ponder the world of politics at Ayuntamiento de Valencia, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina), and wander the streets of Barrio del Carmen.

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Getting from Castellon de la Plana to Valencia by car takes about an hour. When traveling from Castellon de la Plana in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Valencia, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 30:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Slot Zuylen and St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Pandhof Domkerk and Oude Binnenweg. Step out of Rotterdam with an excursion to Plaza Markt. in Gouda--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Witte Huis, make a trip to The Red Apple, take a stroll through Kop van Zuid, and take in the waterfront at Wilhelminapier.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rotterdam online trip builder.

Fly from Valencia to Rotterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Valencia in September; daily highs in Rotterdam reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.