15 days in Costa Brava Itinerary

15 days in Costa Brava Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dayton
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
L'Estartit
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Cadaques
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Lloret de Mar
— 7 nights
+2
Shuttle + Subway + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Dayton

3
nights
L'Estartit

L'Estartit ©
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). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Platja Cala Aiguablava and Platja Fonda. Get outdoors at La playa de Tamariu and Cala Montgo. Get out of town with these interesting L'Estartit side-trips: Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Llafranc) and Aigua Xelida (in Tamariu). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at L'illa Roja, wander the streets of San Marti d'Empuries, stroll through Platja de l'Estartit, and explore the historical opulence of Castle of Montgri.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the L'Estartit trip itinerary planning tool.

Dayton, USA to L'Estartit is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dayton to L'Estartit, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in L'Estartit can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Cadaques.

Things to do in L'Estartit

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Begur, L'Escala, Tamariu, Torroella de Montgri, Playas de Calella
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Cala Montgo ©
Cala Montgo
La playa de Tamariu ©
La playa de Tamariu
Platja Fonda ©
Platja Fonda

3
nights
Cadaques

Cadaques
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Visiting Cap de Creus National Park and Playa Llane Gran y Petit will get you outdoors. Salvador Dali House and Iglesia de Santa Helena de Roda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cadaques: Roses (Scuba & Snorkeling & Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Emporda). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Canyelles Petites, visit a coastal fixture at Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans Lighthouse), stroll through Cala Rostella, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Esglesia de Santa Maria.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cadaques trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from L'Estartit to Cadaques in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cadaques can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lloret de Mar.

Things to do in Cadaques

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Roses, Iglesia de Santa Helena de Roda
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Cap de Creus National Park
Cap de Creus National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage Canyelles Petites ©
Plage Canyelles Petites

7
nights
Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar ©
Lloret de Mar is a Mediterranean coastal town in Catalonia, Spain. Take a break from the city and head to Lloret Beach and Camino de Ronda. Explore hidden gems such as Modernist Cemetery and San Pol Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lloret de Mar: Romanya de la Selva (in Santa Cristina d'Aro), Platja d'Aro (Cala del Pi, Cami Ronda, &more) and Sant Feliu de Guixols (Scuba & Snorkeling & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Cala Sa Boadella, stroll through Platja mar menuda, steep yourself in history at Vila Vella (Old Town), and contemplate the waterfront views at Cala Futadera.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lloret de Mar tour builder.

Traveling by car from Cadaques to Lloret de Mar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lloret de Mar can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lloret de Mar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tossa de Mar, Platja d'Aro, S'Agaro, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Playa S'Abanell
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Modernist Cemetery ©
Modernist Cemetery
Playa Cala Sa Boadella ©
Playa Cala Sa Boadella
San Pol Beach ©
San Pol Beach