18 days in Province of Girona Itinerary

18 days in Province of Girona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Girona travel route planner

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Girona
— 10 nights
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L'Escala
— 2 nights
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Olot
— 3 nights
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Besalu
— 2 nights
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Girona

— 10 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.
Get in touch with nature at Camino de Ronda and San Pol Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Girona side-trips: Platja d'Aro (Cala Sa Conca, Cami Ronda, &more), Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI (in Santa Cristina d'Aro) and Sant Feliu de Guixols (Scuba & Snorkeling & Via Ferrata Cala del Moli). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Girona Cathedral (Catedral), contemplate the waterfront views at Onyar River, explore the striking landscape of Natural Park of the Aiguamolls de l'Emporda, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Girona holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Girona. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to L'Escala.

Things to do in Girona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

L'Escala

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): wander the streets of San Marti d'Empuries and then explore the striking landscape of Cap de Creus National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cala Montgo, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head outdoors with Funtastic Emporda.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the L'Escala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Girona to L'Escala takes an hour. In October in L'Escala, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Olot.

Things to do in L'Escala

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Olot

— 3 nights
Olot is the capital city of the comarca of Garrotxa, in the Province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get outside with El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan de Montsacopa, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fageda d'en Jorda. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Castillo de Cardona, Conjunto and then get impressive views of Volcan Croscat.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Olot online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from L'Escala to Olot takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Besalu.

Things to do in Olot

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Besalu

— 2 nights
Besalú is a town in the comarca of Garrotxa, in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.The town's importance was greater in the early Middle Ages, as capital of the county of Besalú, whose territory was roughly the same size as the current comarca of Garrotxa but sometime extended as far as Corbières, Aude, in France. Step out of the city life by going to Vall de Nuria and Estany de Banyoles. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Bridge of Besalu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castillo de Besalu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miqve, and contemplate the long history of Beget Village.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Besalu travel route builder tool.

Besalu is just a short distance from Olot. In October, daytime highs in Besalu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Besalu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Province of Girona travel guide

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Beaches · Art Museums · Landmarks
Once the territory that guarded the rugged mountain passes through the eastern Pyrenees, the Province of Girona today enjoys a prosperity largely stemming from tourism, which is especially booming along the coast. Its golden beaches hug the Mediterranean Sea. Moving uphill, off the beaten path, lush valleys lead to snowy mountains. The countryside is rich with sunflower fields and densely wooded areas. Visitors are greeted by ancient villages full of whitewashed houses and tiny alfresco cafes to tour. These are the landscapes that inspired Salvador Dalí, who lived and worked in the area for many years.