9 days in Catalonia Itinerary

9 days in Catalonia Itinerary

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9 days in Catalonia Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  9​h
1
Girona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cadaques
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Salou
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Girona

Girona ©
Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): wander the streets of Patronat Call de Girona, steep yourself in history at Girona Cathedral (Catedral), then make a trip to Passeig de la Muralla, then identify plant and animal life at La Fageda d'en Jorda, and finally view the masterpieces at Monasterio de Sant Joan les Fonts. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Bridge of Besalu, steep yourself in history at Peratallada, and then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Empuries.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Girona route planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Girona is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in October; daily highs in Girona reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cadaques.

Things to do in Girona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ruins of Empuries, Bridge of Besalu, Peratallada, La Fageda d'en Jorda, Monasterio de Sant Joan les Fonts
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Girona Cathedral (Catedral) ©
Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
Peratallada ©
Peratallada
Ruins of Empuries ©
Ruins of Empuries

1
night
Cadaques

Cadaques
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Esglesia de Santa Maria, explore the world behind art at Salvador Dali House, and then explore the striking landscape of Cap de Creus National Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cadaques attractions planner .

Drive from Girona to Cadaques in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Cadaques, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salou.

Things to do in Cadaques

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cap de Creus National Park
Cap de Creus National Park
Esglesia de Santa Maria ©
Esglesia de Santa Maria

1
night
Salou

Salou ©
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 7th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, then explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro de Tarragona, then kick back and relax at Llevant Beach, and finally ponder the design of Illuminated Fountain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salou travel planner .

Traveling by car from Cadaques to Salou takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Salou can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Salou

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tarragona
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Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona
Llevant Beach ©
Llevant Beach

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella. Get some cultural insight at Parc Guell and Vila Vella (Old Town). Step out of Barcelona to go to Lloret de Mar and see Fenals Beach, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel route tool .

Getting from Salou to Barcelona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Fenals Beach
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)