8 days in Costa Brava Itinerary

8 days in Costa Brava Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Roses
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
L'Estartit
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Lloret de Mar
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Manchester

1
night
Roses

Roses ©
Roses is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Empordà, located on the Costa Brava, in Catalonia, Spain. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Estatua de Salvador Dali, then visit a coastal fixture at Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans Lighthouse), then stroll through Plage Canyelles Petites, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Roses trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Roses is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Roses due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in May; daily highs in Roses reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to L'Estartit.

Things to do in Roses

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Cadaques
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Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans Lighthouse) ©
Far de Cala Nans (Cala Nans Lighthouse)
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage Canyelles Petites ©
Plage Canyelles Petites

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). Kids will enjoy La playa de Tamariu and Playa Sa Riera. Step off the beaten path and head to Castle of Montgri and Platja de l'Estartit. Change things up with these side-trips from L'Estartit: Aigua Xelida (in Tamariu), Platja Fonda (in Begur) and Llafranc (Far de Sant Sebastia & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: take a stroll through San Marti d'Empuries, enjoy the sand and surf at L'illa Roja, see the interesting displays at Museu del Suro (Cork Museum), and stroll through Cala Montgo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read L'Estartit trip builder tool.

Drive from Roses to L'Estartit in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in L'Estartit are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Lloret de Mar.

Things to do in L'Estartit

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Begur, L'Escala, Tamariu, Llafranc, Museu del Suro (Cork Museum)
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Platja de l'Estartit ©
Platja de l'Estartit
La playa de Tamariu ©
La playa de Tamariu
Playa Sa Riera ©
Playa Sa Riera

3
nights
Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar is a Mediterranean coastal town in Catalonia, Spain. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Cala Sa Boadella and San Pol Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Modernist Cemetery and Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI. Change things up with these side-trips from Lloret de Mar: Sant Feliu de Guixols (Scuba & Snorkeling, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more). There's much more to do: hike along Cala Pola, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa S'Abanell, explore the activities along Cala Futadera, and stroll through Platja mar menuda.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lloret de Mar online driving holiday planner.

Drive from L'Estartit to Lloret de Mar in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lloret de Mar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lloret de Mar

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sant Feliu de Guixols, Tossa de Mar, Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI, Playa S'Abanell, San Pol Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Cala Sa Boadella ©
Playa Cala Sa Boadella
San Pol Beach ©
San Pol Beach

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