42 days in Catalonia Itinerary

42 days in Catalonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Catalonia route maker

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Cadaques
— 6 nights
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Girona
— 8 nights
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Sort
— 7 nights
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Tarragona
— 8 nights
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Barcelona
— 11 nights
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Cadaques

— 6 nights
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Step off the beaten path and head to Esglesia de Santa Maria and Museo de Cadaques. Step out of the city life by going to Peralada Golf and Playa La Farella. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cadaques: Ciutadella de Roses (in Roses), Romanesque cloister of Sant Domenec (Museum of the town) (in Peralada) and Mas Gelama (in Vilajuiga). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Terra Remota, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Helena de Roda, view the masterpieces at Galeria Carles Bros, and take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Historia Medieval de la Curia-Preso, s.XIV.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cadaques trip maker site.

Los Angeles, USA to Cadaques is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Cadaques. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get slightly colder in Cadaques: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Girona.

Things to do in Cadaques

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Girona

— 8 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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Fageda d'en Jorda and Lake Banyoles. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castell de Sant Ferran and Castell de Begur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Girona: Scuba & Snorkeling (in L'Estartit), Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol) (in Pubol) and Village Medieval de Pals (in Pals). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Sculpturepark Jardíns de Cap Roig, take a stroll through Patronat Call de Girona, identify plant and animal life at Panta de Siurana, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Fosca Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Girona planning site.

You can drive from Cadaques to Girona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cadaques in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Girona, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sort.

Things to do in Girona

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sort

— 7 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Congost de Mont-rebei and River Rafting & Tubing. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sant Joan de Toran and Sant Joan de Boi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sort: Isil (La Immaculada d'Isil & Sant Joan d'Isil), Vielha (Museos del Valle de Aran, Era Roda, &more) and Sant Joan de Boi (in Boi).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sort trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Girona to Sort takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Girona in May, expect warmer with lows of 72°F in Sort. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tarragona.

Things to do in Sort

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tarragona

— 8 nights
Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Discover out-of-the-way places like Turo Seu Vella and Circ Roma. Get in touch with nature at La Playa de Sitges and Ruta de les cabanes de volta. Get out of town with these interesting Tarragona side-trips: Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet (in Poblet), Lleida (Museu d'Art Jaume Morera, Iglesia Sant Joan, &more) and Passeig Maritim (in Sitges). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Castellers, make a trip to Mediterranean Balcony, do a tasting at La Conreria d'Scala Dei, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Quinta de Sant Rafael.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tarragona online day trip planner.

Drive from Sort to Tarragona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Tarragona is slightly colder than Sort - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Tarragona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Barcelona

— 11 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa Vicens and Parroquia de Santa Maria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt (in Santa Coloma de Cervello), Parc de Les Olors del Serrat (in Santa Eulalia de Ronsana) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). There's much more to do: head outdoors with El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, delve into the distant past at Torre de la Ermita de la Virgen del Camino, explore the world behind art at Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia del Carme.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tarragona to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Catalonia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Parks · Nightlife
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.