39 days in Catalonia Itinerary

39 days in Catalonia Itinerary

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39 days in Catalonia Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
1
Salou
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Tossa de Mar
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
L'Escala
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Barcelona
— 15 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Zagreb

7
nights
Salou

Salou ©
Known for its Mediterranean climate and vibrant beach community, Salou serves as the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like PortAventura and Aquopolis Costa Dorada. Explore Salou's surroundings by going to Pont del Diable (in Tarragona), L'Ametlla de Mar (Cala Xelin & Cala Vidre) and Plaza de Sant Antoni (in Altafulla). There's still lots to do: cool off at PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Pineda, stroll through Cala Penya Tallada, and learn about winemaking at Celler Devinssi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salou trip itinerary planning site .

Zagreb, Croatia to Salou is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zagreb in June since evenings lows in Salou dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tossa de Mar.

Things to do in Salou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tarragona, Miami Platja, L'Ametlla de Mar, La Pineda, Playa de Calafell
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Llevant Beach ©
Llevant Beach
PortAventura
PortAventura
PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park ©
PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park

8
nights
Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar ©
Bring the kids along to Playa Cala Rovira and Cala Sa Conca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tossa de Mar: Sant Feliu de Guixols (Via Ferrata Cala del Moli, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), S'Agaro (Le Chemin de Ronde de S'Agaro, Camino de Ronda, &more) and Platja d'Aro (Pp's Park, Cami Ronda, &more).

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tossa de Mar trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Salou to Tossa de Mar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salou in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tossa de Mar, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to L'Escala.

Things to do in Tossa de Mar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Platja d'Aro, Sant Feliu de Guixols, S'Agaro, Cala El Golfet, Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI
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Playa Cala Rovira ©
Playa Cala Rovira
Cala El Golfet ©
Cala El Golfet
San Pol Beach ©
San Pol Beach

8
nights
L'Escala

L'Escala ©
Kids will enjoy Cala Rostella and L'illa Roja. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around L'Escala: Empuriabrava (Minigolf Carmanso & Platja de Can Comes), Begur (Platja Cala Aiguablava, Playa Sa Riera, &more) and Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our L'Escala journey maker.

Drive from Tossa de Mar to L'Escala in 1.5 hours. July in L'Escala sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in L'Escala

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Begur, Roses, Torroella de Montgri, Cadaques, Empuriabrava
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Cala Rostella ©
Cala Rostella
La playa de Tamariu ©
La playa de Tamariu
Minigolf Carmanso ©
Minigolf Carmanso

15
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Lloret de Mar (Water World Lloret, Fenals Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona journey planner.

Getting from L'Escala to Barcelona by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from L'Escala in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 25°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Anis del Mono sculpture, Museu De Matematiques de Catalunya
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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