8 days in Catalonia Itinerary

8 days in Catalonia Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Barcelona International Airport, Drive to Salou
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Salou
— 1 day
Drive
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Baqueira
— 1 night
Drive
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Cadaques
— 1 night
Drive
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Tossa de Mar
— 1 night
Drive
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly

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Salou

Nightlife Capital of the Costa Dorada

Known for its Mediterranean climate and vibrant beach community, Salou serves as the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro de Tarragona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Llevant Beach, and finally ponder the design of Illuminated Fountain.

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Newark, USA to Salou is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Salou reach 58°F and lows reach 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Baqueira.

Things to do in Salou

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Baqueira

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): hit the slopes at Skicenter Baqueira.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Baqueira online day trip planner.

Drive from Salou to Baqueira in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Cadaques.

Things to do in Baqueira

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Cadaques

Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Ruta Cap Norfeu Roses, see the interesting displays at Coll de Roses, Wine Family Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuari de Sant Onofre, don't miss a visit to Espai d'art Pilar Pineda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Helena de Roda, and finally explore the world behind art at Salvador Dali House.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cadaques vacation site.

Getting from Baqueira to Cadaques by car takes about 5.5 hours. December in Cadaques sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tossa de Mar.

Things to do in Cadaques

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Tossa de Mar

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Paintball Can Garriga, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Blanco Grane - Tossa de Mar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya, then pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia Vella de Sant Vicenc, and finally contemplate the long history of Vila Vella (Old Town).

To find out how to plan a trip to Tossa de Mar, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cadaques to Tossa de Mar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cadaques in December since evenings lows in Tossa de Mar dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Tossa de Mar

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

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Barcelona

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.
Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Placa d'Espanya and El Born. The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tossa de Mar to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tossa de Mar in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

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.