15 days in Catalonia Itinerary

15 days in Catalonia Itinerary

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15 days in Catalonia Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Bus + Fly:  15 h 15 min
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
Platja d'Aro
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Detroit


Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Family-friendly places like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Salou (Illuminated Fountain & PortAventura). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc Guell, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder .

Detroit, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Barcelona are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Platja d'Aro.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Parks

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

Platja d'Aro

Platja d'Aro ©
Attractions like Playa Cala Rovira and La playa de Tamariu make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Platja d'Aro side-trips: Aigua Xelida (in Tamariu), Begur (L'illa Roja & Platja Fonda) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar).

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Platja d'Aro journey website .

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Platja d'Aro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in June, Platja d'Aro is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Empuriabrava.

Things to do in Platja d'Aro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Begur, Tamariu, Platja Port Bo, Vila Vella (Old Town), Playas de Calella
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Playa Cala Rovira ©
Playa Cala Rovira
La playa de Tamariu ©
La playa de Tamariu
Playa Sa Riera ©
Playa Sa Riera


Empuriabrava ©
Kids will enjoy Cala Rostella and Platja de Can Comes. Change things up with these side-trips from Empuriabrava: Cadaques (Playa Llane Gran y Petit & Estatua Federico Garcia Lorca), Centre de Reproduccio de Tortugues de l'Albera (in Garriguella) and L'Estartit (Travessia Illes Medes Estartit & Platja de l'Estartit).

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Empuriabrava trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Platja d'Aro to Empuriabrava takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Empuriabrava can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Empuriabrava

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Roses, L'Escala, Cadaques, L'Estartit, Centre de Reproduccio de Tortugues de l'Albera
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Cala Rostella ©
Cala Rostella
Minigolf Carmanso ©
Minigolf Carmanso