42 days in Catalonia Itinerary

42 days in Catalonia Itinerary

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42 days in Catalonia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  18​h
1
Cadaques
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Girona
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Sort
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tarragona
— 8 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Barcelona
— 11 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

6
nights
Cadaques

Cadaques ©
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salvador Dali House and Esglesia de Santa Maria. Step out of the city life by going to Cap de Creus National Park and Peralada Golf. Get out of town with these interesting Cadaques side-trips: Llanca (Playa La Farella & Galeria Carles Bros), Ciutadella de Roses (in Roses) and Mas Gelama (in Vilajuiga). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Terra Remota, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Sant Quirze De Colera, appreciate the history behind Estatua de Salvador Dali, and have fun and explore at Ecomuseu Farinera de Castello d'Empuries.

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Los Angeles, USA to Cadaques is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Cadaques, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Cadaques is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Girona.

Things to do in Cadaques

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Llanca, Roses, Castello d'Empuries, Portbou, Peralada
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Esglesia de Santa Maria ©
Esglesia de Santa Maria
Ciutadella de Roses ©
Ciutadella de Roses
Mas Gelama ©
Mas Gelama

8
nights
Girona

Girona ©
Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
Take a break from the city and head to Playas de Calella and La Fosca Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Patronat Call de Girona and Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Girona: Mirador del area recreativa de Xenacs (in Les Preses), Scuba & Snorkeling (in L'Estartit) and Village Medieval de Pals (in Pals). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Girona Cathedral (Catedral), step into the grandiose world of Castell de Sant Ferran, take in the views from Eiffel Bridge (Pont de les Peixateries Velles), and make a trip to Passeig de la Muralla.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Girona online travel planner .

Drive from Cadaques to Girona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cadaques in April, Girona is little chillier at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sort.

Things to do in Girona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Besalu, Figueres, Calella de Palafrugell, Mirador del area recreativa de Xenacs, Vall de Nuria
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Lake Banyoles ©
Lake Banyoles
La Fageda d'en Jorda ©
La Fageda d'en Jorda
Playas de Calella ©
Playas de Calella

7
nights
Sort

Sort ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Circ de Colomers. Sant Joan de Toran and Bodega Castell d'Encus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sort: Vielha (Museos del Valle de Aran, Era Roda, & more), Sant Joan de Boi (in Boi) and Isil (La Immaculada d'Isil & Sant Joan d'Isil).

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sort trip planner .

You can drive from Girona to Sort in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Girona in May, expect much hotter with lows of 72°F in Sort. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tarragona.

Things to do in Sort

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vielha, Vall de Boi, Isil, El Cinque LLac, Esglesia de Santa Maria de Cardet
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Circ de Colomers ©
Circ de Colomers
Sant Joan de Toran ©
Sant Joan de Toran
Bodega Castell d'Encus ©
Bodega Castell d'Encus

8
nights
Tarragona

Tarragona ©
Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Get a sense of the local culture at Anfiteatro de Tarragona and Muralla romana de Tarragona. Escape the urban bustle at La Playa de Sitges and Ruta de les cabanes de volta. Explore Tarragona's surroundings by going to Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet (in Poblet), Lleida (Museu d'Art Jaume Morera, Turo Seu Vella, & more) and Passeig Maritim (in Sitges). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Circ Roma, do a tasting at La Conreria d"Scala Dei, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, and witness the site of a historic battle at El Merengue Camarasa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tarragona trip itinerary app .

Getting from Sort to Tarragona by car takes about 3 hours. In May, Tarragona is little chillier than Sort - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Tarragona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lleida, Sitges, Alcover, Capella del Roser, El Merengue Camarasa
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Muralla romana de Tarragona ©
Muralla romana de Tarragona
Circ Roma ©
Circ Roma

11
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Born and Ciutat Vella. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at CosmoCaixa Barcelona and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels), Room Escape Games (in Mataro) and Parc de Les Olors del Serrat (in Santa Eulalia de Ronsana). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Casa Vicens, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona visit planner.

Traveling by train from Tarragona to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Manresa, Salou, Cardona, Placa de les Peixeteries Velles
Find places to stay May 16 — 27:
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Casa Vicens ©
Casa Vicens
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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