31 days in Spain & Rotterdam Itinerary

31 days in Spain & Rotterdam Itinerary

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Girona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Tarragona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Castellon de la Plana, Spain
— 4 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 9 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Girona, Spain

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Sieges

Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
Romanya de la Selva and Pujada de Sant Domenec will appeal to history buffs. Visit Cala Estreta and Playa Sa Riera for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Girona: Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya (in Tossa de Mar) and Cala de l'Illa Roja (in Begur). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sant Antoni de Calonge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Park of the Aiguamolls de l'Emporda, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins dels Alemanys, and enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Port Bo.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Girona day trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Girona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. While traveling from Montreal, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Girona, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Girona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt and Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes. Visit Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla (in Sitges) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, appreciate the extensive heritage of L'Eixample District, explore the historical opulence of Torre Bellesguard, and see the interesting displays at Exposicion Human Bodies. Anatomia de la vida..

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip app.

You can take a train from Girona to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Girona in September, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tarragona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarragona, Spain

— 4 nights
Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castell Monestir d'Escornalbou and Capilla de San Pablo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Antic Ajuntament and Cala Crancs. Change things up with these side-trips from Tarragona: Playa de Calafell (in Segur de Calafell) and Playa De Coma-ruga (in Coma Ruga). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa El Milagro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Magin, admire the striking features of Quinta de Sant Rafael, and don't miss a visit to Placa dels Sedassos.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tarragona online tour planner.

You can drive from Barcelona to Tarragona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tarragona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Castellon de la Plana.

Things to do in Tarragona

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castellon de la Plana, Spain

— 4 nights
Castellón de la Plana, Castelló de la Plana, or simply Castellón / Castelló, is the capital city of the province of Castellón, in the Valencian Community, Spain, in the east of the Iberian Peninsula, on the Costa del Azahar by the Mediterranean Sea. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casa Aliaga and Conjunto Historico De Mirambel. Popular historic sites such as Portal de las Monjas and Iglesia Arciprestal de Sant Mateu are in your itinerary. Take a break from Castellon de la Plana with a short trip to Iglesuela del Cid in Teruel, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Pinar, head off the coast to Isla Columbretes, cast your line with Charters Casamar, and steep yourself in history at Real Casino Antiguo.

Discover how to plan a Castellon de la Plana trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tarragona to Castellon de la Plana takes 2 hours. September in Castellon de la Plana sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Castellon de la Plana

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Valencia, Spain

— 9 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Arenal-Bol and Playa del Arenal. Popular historic sites such as Castell de Xativa and Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Calpe (TOWNHOUSE Wellness Center - CALPE, Sendero Voramar - Calalga o Bassetes, &more), Playa La Granadella (in Javea) and Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Asunsion (in Denia). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina), stop by Barrio del Carmen, and get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento de Valencia.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Valencia online travel route planner.

Drive from Castellon de la Plana to Valencia in an hour. While traveling from Castellon de la Plana, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Valencia, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Slot Zuylen and St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Pandhof Domkerk and Kop van Zuid. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Witte Huis, don't miss a visit to Veerhaven, examine the collection at Dutch Pinball Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Wilhelminapier.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Valencia to Rotterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Valencia in September, with highs in Rotterdam at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.