10 days in Salou & Barcelona Itinerary

10 days in Salou & Barcelona Itinerary

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Salou
— 5 nights
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Salou — 5 nights

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.
Visit Anfiteatro de Tarragona and Muralla romana de Tarragona for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park and Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet. Change things up with these side-trips from Salou: L'Ampolla (Cala Maria & Playa Bacone) and L'Ametlla de Mar (Cala de l'Aliga, Platja del Torrent del Pi, &more). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Illuminated Fountain, make a trip to Mediterranean Balcony, stroll through Playa El Torn Naturist Beach, and kick back and relax at Capellans Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salou holiday planning tool.

Porto, Portugal to Salou is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Porto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salou, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Barcelona.
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Barcelona — 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like CosmoCaixa Barcelona and Barri de Gracia. Take a break from the city and head to Camino de Ronda and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats in Riudellots de la Selva--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

You can drive from Salou to Barcelona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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