Route & dates
17 days in Barcelona & Costa Dorada Itinerary
Fly: 5h 15min
Barcelona— 8 nights
train: 1h 30min
Salou— 8 nights
Fly: 5h 30min
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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.Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Magic Fountain (Font Magica), take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and examine the collection at Museo Picasso.
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London, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Barcelona. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Salou.
Things to do in Barcelona
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Nightlife Capital of the Costa Dorada
Known for its Mediterranean climate and vibrant beach community, Salou serves as the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada.Venture out of the city with trips to Peniscola Castle (in Peniscola), Pont del Diable (in Tarragona) and Celler Mas Vicenc (in Cabra del Camp). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at PortAventura, head outdoors with X-wave cambrils FlyBoard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio de Reus, and cool off at Secalu Park.
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You can take a train from Barcelona to Salou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Salou are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Salou
Tarragona, Reus, Cambrils, Playa El Torn Naturist Beach, Secalu Park
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