22 days in Barcelona, Andorra la Vella & Charente-Maritime Itinerary

22 days in Barcelona, Andorra la Vella & Charente-Maritime Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 5 nights
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La Tremblade, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, France
— 2 nights
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La Flotte, France
— 2 nights
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La Rochelle, France
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Barcelona, Spain — 6 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Tossa de Mar (Cala Futadera & Vila Vella (Old Town)). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder tool.

Cardiff, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cardiff in August, with highs in Barcelona at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Andorra la Vella.
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra — 5 nights

Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Comapedrosa Valley National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Casa de la Vall, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Meritxell, walk around Parc Central, and browse the exhibits of Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Andorra la Vella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to La Tremblade.
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La Tremblade, France — 3 nights

Explore La Tremblade's surroundings by going to Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois (in Rochefort) and Ecomusee de Port des Barques (in Port-des-Barques).

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our La Tremblade online day trip planner.

Getting from Andorra la Vella to La Tremblade by car takes about 6.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in La Tremblade are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron.
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Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, France — 2 nights

Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.It is located on the island of Oléron.As the biggest city of the island, it is widely considered as the capital of the island. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Chaucre, get outside with Azulile, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Vignoble Mage Et Fils, get in on the family fun at Pole-Nature du Marais aux Oiseaux, then get outside with Pertuis de Maumusson, then don't miss a visit to Le Chenal d’Ors, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de la Phibie.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron holiday planner.

You can drive from La Tremblade to Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to La Flotte.
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La Flotte, France — 2 nights

La Flotte is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Abbaye des Chateliers, then enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, then kick back and relax at Plage de la Conche des Baleines, and finally don't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Catherine de La Flotte, stop by Les Papas Confituriers, get great views at Clocher Observatoire, walk around Parc de la Barbette, then kick back and relax at Plage Gros Jonc, and finally get outside with Yootoo.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the La Flotte itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron to La Flotte takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in La Flotte are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to La Rochelle.
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La Rochelle, France — 3 nights

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Get out of town with these interesting La Rochelle side-trips: Rochefort (Musee National de la Marine & Musee Hebre) and Hermione - La Fayette (in Anglet). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium La Rochelle, visit a coastal fixture at Phare Rouge, go for a stroll along the water at Port du Plomb, and don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our La Rochelle trip planner.

La Rochelle is just a short distance from La Flotte. August in La Rochelle sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Charente-Maritime travel guide

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Named after the Charente River, the Charente-Maritime department is where French inhabitants go to vacation on its 482 km (300 mi) of pristine coastline along the Atlantic Ocean with exceptional Gallo-Roman, medieval, and renaissance heritage. Located in the Poitou-Charentes region, this department offers beautiful scenery, a mild temperate climate, and a luminous quality of the light that makes this a painter's haven. Outdoor activities are bountiful with areas for fishing, sailing, and golfing as well as discovering wildlife and sightseeing in nature. At the southern tip is the "Haute Saintonge," a special area that is a bit like the land that time forgot with red-tiled Romanesque roofs where many of the locals still wear blue overalls and slippers for all occasions.
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