3 days in Catalonia & Costa Brava Itinerary

3 days in Catalonia & Costa Brava Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to Barcelona International Airport, Fly to London


Barcelona — 1 night

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 22nd (Thu), take a stroll through Las Ramblas, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, then don't miss a visit to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning website.

London, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Roses.
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Roses — 1 night

Roses is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Empordà, located on the Costa Brava, in Catalonia, Spain. Tren Roses Expres has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Ciutadella de Roses and then gain a rich perspective with Tren Roses Expres.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Roses trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Roses by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Roses sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Catalonia travel guide

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.

Province of Girona travel guide

Beaches · Art Museums · Landmarks
Once the territory that guarded the rugged mountain passes through the eastern Pyrenees, the Province of Girona today enjoys a prosperity largely stemming from tourism, which is especially booming along the coast. Its golden beaches hug the Mediterranean Sea. Moving uphill, off the beaten path, lush valleys lead to snowy mountains. The countryside is rich with sunflower fields and densely wooded areas. Visitors are greeted by ancient villages full of whitewashed houses and tiny alfresco cafes to tour. These are the landscapes that inspired Salvador Dalí, who lived and worked in the area for many years.