21 days in Benalmadena, Barcelona & Montserrat Itinerary

21 days in Benalmadena, Barcelona & Montserrat Itinerary

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21 days in Benalmadena, Barcelona & Montserrat Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Benalmadena
— 14 nights
train:  6​h
2
Barcelona
— 5 nights
plane:  3​h
3
Montserrat
— Few hours
train:  1​h
End: Barcelona

14
nights
Benalmadena

Benalmadena ©
Stretching from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range to the Mediterranean ocean, Benalmádena offers all the highlights of southern Spain: traditional whitewashed villages, beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, and strong Andalusian influence.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Benalmadena: Marbella (Marbella Old Town & Puerto Banus Marina), Ronda (Jardines de Cuenca, Puente Nuevo, & more) and El Torcal de Antequera (in Antequera). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Adventure Rider Centre, take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzmán, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Precolumbino.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Benalmadena trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Benalmadena is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in March: high temperatures in Benalmadena hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ronda, Mijas, Marbella, El Torcal de Antequera, La Carihuela
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Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

5
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Montserrat (Montana de Montserrat, Montserrat-Aeri, & more), Mon St Benet (in Sant Fruitos de Bages) and Estatua del Timbaler del Bruc (in El Bruc). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and walk around Ciutadella Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Benalmadena to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Benalmadena in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Montserrat.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Montserrat, Mon St Benet, Escolania de Montserrat, Estatua del Timbaler del Bruc
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

few
hours
Montserrat

Montserrat
To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Montserrat trip planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Montserrat in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Montserrat

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

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