13 days in Catalonia Itinerary

13 days in Catalonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Catalonia journey planner
Make it your trip
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montserrat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Besalu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tossa de Mar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Barcelona
— 1 night

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Barcelona — 3 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've added Parc Guell, Palau Guell, Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and L'Eixample District. There's still lots to do: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria and stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In March, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montserrat.
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Montserrat — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia Santa Maria. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Cueva de Montserrat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica De Montserrat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita Romanica de Santa Margarida del Cairat.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Montserrat trip planner.

Drive from Barcelona to Montserrat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Besalu.
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Side Trips
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Besalu — 2 nights

Besalú is a town in the comarca of Garrotxa, in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.The town's importance was greater in the early Middle Ages, as capital of the county of Besalú, whose territory was roughly the same size as the current comarca of Garrotxa but sometime extended as far as Corbières, Aude, in France. On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miqve and then snap pictures at Bridge of Besalu.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Besalu trip planning site.

Drive from Montserrat to Besalu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March in Besalu, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tossa de Mar.
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Historic Sites
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Tossa de Mar — 3 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and San Pol Beach. Castell de Montsoriu and Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Tossa de Mar: Mas Molla - Traditional Winery (in Calonge), Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI (in Santa Cristina d'Aro) and Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya - Ullastret (in Ullastret).

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tossa de Mar trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Besalu to Tossa de Mar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Barcelona.
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Barcelona — 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tossa de Mar to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Tossa de Mar in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 47°F.
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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.
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