42 days in Catalonia Itinerary

42 days in Catalonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Catalonia travel route builder

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Lloret de Mar
— 8 nights
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L'Estartit
— 3 nights
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Cadaques
— 5 nights
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Rialp
— 2 nights
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Salou
— 6 nights
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Montserrat
— 5 nights
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Barcelona
— 12 nights
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Lloret de Mar

— 8 nights
Lloret de Mar is a Mediterranean coastal town in Catalonia, Spain. Change things up with these side-trips from Lloret de Mar: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Via Ferrata Cala del Moli (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya (in Tossa de Mar). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Vila Vella (Old Town), enjoy the sand and surf at Lloret Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of Sant Roma, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Modernist Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lloret de Mar trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Lloret de Mar is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Lloret de Mar is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in May since evenings lows in Lloret de Mar dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to L'Estartit.

Things to do in Lloret de Mar

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 25:

L'Estartit

— 3 nights
L'Estartit is a small town and seaside resort on the Costa Brava, on the north-eastern coast of Spain.The town is situated between the foothills of the Montgrí Massif and the Mediterranean Sea, and is part of the municipality of Torroella de Montgrí, in the Baix Empordà county, Girona province, autonomous community of Catalonia.L'Estartit stretches North-South from Cala Montgó, at the southern tip of the Bay of Roses (Badía de Roses) to the Ter River estuary in the Bay of Pals (Badía de Pals). Get out of town with these interesting L'Estartit side-trips: Celler Can Sais (in Vall-Llobrega), Far de Sant Sebastia (in Llafranc) and Globus Emporda (in Colomers). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Oceansub-Estartit, don't miss a visit to Village Medieval de Pals, walk around Parc de les olors l'Escala-Empuries, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of Montgri.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the L'Estartit tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Lloret de Mar to L'Estartit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cadaques.

Things to do in L'Estartit

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Cadaques

— 5 nights
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Explore Cadaques' surroundings by going to Windoor Real Fly (in Empuriabrava), Garriguella (Centre de Reproduccio de Tortugues de l'Albera & Mas Llunes) and Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Emporda (in Roses). Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Cap de Creus National Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Ruta Cap Norfeu Roses, stroll through Cala Rostella, take in the spiritual surroundings of Esglesia de Santa Maria, and admire the masterpieces at Salvador Dali House.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cadaques online trip maker.

Getting from L'Estartit to Cadaques by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Cadaques, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rialp.

Things to do in Cadaques

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:

Rialp

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Formatgeria Casa Mateu, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then head outdoors with Barrankisme. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aigüestortes i Estany of Saint Maurici National Park.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Rialp day trip tool.

Drive from Cadaques to Rialp in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rialp when traveling from Cadaques in June, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Salou.

Things to do in Rialp

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Salou

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nulles (Adernats - Winery of Nulles & Celler del Sindicat Agricola de Sant Isidre), Passeig Maritim (in Sitges) and Ermita-Santuari del Roser (in Vallmoll). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Celler Devinssi, pause for some serene contemplation at Ermita de Sant Pere, delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro de Tarragona, and don't miss a visit to Mediterranean Balcony.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salou trip planner.

You can drive from Rialp to Salou in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rialp in June: high temperatures in Salou hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montserrat.

Things to do in Salou

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:

Montserrat

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Recaredo (in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia), El Castell de Claramunt (in La Pobla de Claramunt) and Runaway Escape Room - Venganza (in Igualada).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Montserrat tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Salou to Montserrat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Montserrat

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

Barcelona

— 12 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.
Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Alta Alella in Alella, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Montserrat to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 27:

Catalonia travel guide

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Churches · Parks · Architectural Buildings
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.