Route & dates
Barcelona— 28 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.For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Montjuic Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Sant Miquel del Fai Monastery (in Sant Feliu de Codines), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Olot (La Fageda d'en Jorda & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park). Spend a day outdoors on the 5th (Fri) with Vespa Soul. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, get outside with Best Rent a Scooter, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Barcelona driving holiday planner.
If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Barcelona
Montserrat, Olot, Montgat Beach, Sant Miquel del Fai Monastery, Camino de Ronda
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