28 days in Catalonia & Lisbon Itinerary

28 days in Catalonia & Lisbon Itinerary

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28 days in Catalonia & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cadaques, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Begur, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Salou, Spain
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 9 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

6
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fenals Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vila Vella (Old Town) and Casa Batllo. The adventure continues: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and walk around Parc Guell.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip maker site .

Brisbane, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Barcelona. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cadaques.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

3
nights
Cadaques, Spain

Cadaques ©
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cala Rostella and Plage Canyelles Petites. Visit Esglesia de Santa Maria and Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes for their historical value. When in Cadaques, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Sant Pere Pescador, approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Cap de Creus National Park. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Dali Museum-House and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Helena de Roda.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cadaques trip builder app .

Getting from Barcelona to Cadaques by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Cadaques, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Begur.

Things to do in Cadaques

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Port de la Selva, Roses
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Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes ©
Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes
Cap de Creus National Park
Cap de Creus National Park
Esglesia de Santa Maria ©
Esglesia de Santa Maria

4
nights
Begur, Spain

Begur ©
Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Fosca Beach and L'illa Roja. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ruins of Empuries and Girona Cathedral (Catedral). Explore Begur's surroundings by going to La Fageda d'en Jorda (in Olot) and Jewish Quarter (in Girona). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playas de Calella, stroll through La playa de Tamariu, and contemplate the long history of Peratallada.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Begur holiday planning app .

You can drive from Cadaques to Begur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salou.

Things to do in Begur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tamariu, Girona, La Fosca Beach, Ruins of Empuries, Playas de Calella
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Girona Cathedral (Catedral) ©
Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
La Fosca Beach ©
La Fosca Beach
Peratallada ©
Peratallada

3
nights
Salou, Spain

Salou ©
Known for its Mediterranean climate and vibrant beach community, Salou serves as the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de la Pineda and Llevant Beach. Bring the kids along to Illuminated Fountain and PortAventura. Venture out of the city with trips to Pont del Diable (in Tarragona) and Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet (in Poblet). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Circ Roma, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, and explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro de Tarragona.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Salou trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Begur to Salou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Salou are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Salou

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tarragona, Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet, Playa de la Pineda
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Playa de la Pineda ©
Playa de la Pineda
Llevant Beach ©
Llevant Beach

9
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Natural da Arrabida and Cabo da Roca. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cromeleque dos Almendres and Castelo de Tomar. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Cabo Espichel (in Sesimbra), Guincho Beach (in Cascais) and Evora (Capela dos Ossos, Loios Convent, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, contemplate the long history of Miradouro da Graca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Salou to Lisbon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salou to Lisbon. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Evora, Tomar, Batalha, Fatima, Castelo de Leiria
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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