Costa Brava- 1 day

Barcelona - 4 days

My journey to Spain was from France as I had combined the two trips together. Here are the details of the tour

Paris to Costa Brava

Paris Airport: Beauvais (around 150km from Paris) . This airport mostly operates budget flights

Airline: Ryan Air

Spain Airport: Costa Brava

 

Transportation and Accommodation in Costa Brava

Airport to Hotel : Pre booked Bus service from the Travel Operator

Hotel: Acapulco

Amenities:

  • Double Bed

  • Breakfast

View from the Balcony

Restaurant Acapulco

Itinerary- Day 1

A late evening flight from Paris landed us in Costa Brava, Lloret De Mar. I was very excited for the upcoming Spain route. We took the pre-booked bus that dropped us at hour hotel

Costa Brava is a beach spot and less crowded. 

  • Salvador Dali House Museum (However, it was little far from my hotel, hence I would suggest you to take a nearby hotel)

  • Cathedral of Girona

  • Santa Clotilde Gardens

Itinerary- Day 2

After a sumptuous and delicious breakfast at the hotel, I headed towards the Girona Bus stop which would take me to the Girona Railway Station. High speed trains run by Renfe can take you to Barcelona in just 30 mins. This was the first time I boarded a high speed train

At around 1:30PM local time, I reached Barcelona Station. Yes that is a 'station' at your right!

In the remaining half day, you can check out:

  • La Rambla - Perfect in the evening

  • La Bouqueria - This is along side the La Rambla. You name a fruit and I bet you will find it. It is a worldwide famous market for a reason!

  • Casa Batlo - Barcelona is all about Antoni Gaudi and his architecture. The beauty and unconventional style of the building will make you appreciate the man and the city even more!

  • Enjoy a Flamenco dance show in the city centre

Itinerary- Day 3

This is the first full day of Barcelona and numerous things await you:

  • Morning - Park Guell - Enjoy the great Gaudi architecture, buildings you have only seen in Disney fantasy movies. This place is a visual treat for everyone

  • Afternoon - Sagrada Familia - Another of Antoni Gaudi's marvel, this church is still under construction and is scheduled to finish by 2026, which also marks the 100th birth aninversary  of Gaudi

  • Evening - Placa de Catalunya - Enjoy your evening in the prominent city center with loads of stores to shop and eat.

Itinerary- Day 4

Almost entire day can be given to Tibidabo. You will have the best time at the Tibidabo Amusement Park. Located on the outskirts of Barcelona at a hill top, you can get a bird's eye view of the majestic Barcelona city. The view is simply amazing! Enjoy the rides and also see the Cathedral. 

Just to give a glimpse of the view:

Itinerary- Day 5

As my trip was coming to an end, I had shortlisted a few more places to see at the last day. 

  • Poble Espanyol - An open air museum housing 117 buildings that recreates the aura of Spain and delves into its History. Photographers will love this place

  • Camp Nou - Mecca for football lovers. This is the home stadium of FC Barcelona. It can be seen from the Big Bus tours. You can also purchase a ticket for the stadium view.

With this I came to the end of my first ever Europe Trip. An amazing experience which will make you come back to this place again someday!

Pic credits: Panna website