15 best DAY trips FROM BARCELONA

Barcelona is located on the northeastern coast of Spain. Its proximity to the French border, the Pyrenees mountain range, and other coastal cities and towns in Catalonia make it a good base if you are planning to explore further. and because it is the region’s transportation hub, it’s quite easy and convenient to hop from one destination to another from here.

Here are some of the places you can visit on a day trip from Barcelona. all of these destinations are easily reached through train or bus services. We also included Klook links if you are interested in joining guided day trips with Barcelona as the jumping-off point.


1. Montserrat
2. Costa Brava
3. Penedes red wine Region
4. Girona
5. Figueres
6. Vic
7. Besalú
8. Castellfolit de la Roca
9. PortAventura
10. Cardona
11. Tarragona
12. Sitges
13. Pyrenees
14. Andorra
15. 3 countries in 1 Day
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1. Montserrat

Protected as a national park because 1987, Montserrat is a mountain range that features rock formations, hiking trails, and a popular Benedictine abbey — Santa Maria de Montserrat.

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From afar, the karst peaks resemble the jagged blade of a saw — thus the name ‘Montserrat’, which literally implies “saw mountain” in Catalan. For hikers, the popular peaks are Sant Jeroni (highest), Montgrós, and Miranda de les Agulles. Funicular and cable television car shuttle visitors from the base to the abbey. If you want to reach the top but don’t have the stamina to ascend on foot, the funicular can carry you from the abbey station. get panoramic views of the surrounding areas from different heights and spots.

Nearest Train Station: Aeri de Montserrat station (FGC R5 Train). Take the train from Barcelona’s Plaça Espanya Station. The cable television car and funicular are both linked to Aeri de Montserrat. The travel time from Barcelona to Montserrat is about an hour.

If you are a fan of Klook, you can choose your English-language package: full-day or half-day and regular or bus transfer only.

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2. Costa Brava

Dominating Spain’s northeastern portion, near the French border, is the rugged Costa Brava in the province of Girona. The costal region rose to fame as a choice holiday destination in Europe for its beaches, nature, and climate.

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Some points of interest are the fisherman’s village of Calella de Palafrugell, the medieval town of Pals, the Greek and Roman ruins of the Empúries, and Girona’s cathedral and Jewish Quarters.

Nearest Train Station: Barcelona Sants Station. This is the main railway station in Barcelona, so numerous trains from various railway companies make a stop here and numerous different train lines converge here. decide which area of Costa Brava you want to explore then choose the nearest station to that town.

If you want to explore multiple sites within Costa Brava, the most convenient way is to join a guided tour. Klook is providing two options that both includes roundtrip transfers, inland transportation, and an English-speaking guide. One option includes sailing on a boat with a submarine vision.



3. Penedes red wine Region

Straddling two coastal provinces, Barcelona and Tarragona, Penedes is one of the best wine-producing regions in Spain. The landscape is characterized by fertile vineyards sprawled between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountain range. The region prides itself on producing world-renowned sparkling wine, Cava.

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Aside from the sparkling wine, they also produce exceptional dry red and white wines. red wine lovers take a day trip from Barcelona to the region to learn much more about the wines and the Cava production.

Nearest Train Station: Vilafranca del Penedès Station. This is the typical jumping-off point for red wine trips in the region if you are planning to pull a DIY. Take the RENFE trains R2 or R4 stopping at any of these stations in Barcelona’s city center — Arc de Triomf, Plaza Catalunya, and Barcelona Sants. travel time is about an hour from Barcelona.

If you are interested in taking a red wine tasting trip in the Penedes region, Klook is providing one that covers guided trips to three wineries, red wine and cheese tastings, and roundtrip transfers.

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4. Girona

Located north of Barcelona, Girona is the largest city in northern Catalonia and the capital of Girona Province. The city is famed for its ancient fortresses, narrow cobbled streets, and its Jewish Quarters.

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Its well preserved medieval sites and buildings have attracted not only tourists but also TV and film producers. Some scenes in the game of Thrones TV series were shot here. The popular traveler spots aside from the ones discussed previously are Girona Cathedral, Sant Feliu, Sant Pere de Galligants, Plaça de la Independència, Onyar’s colorful riverside houses, and the Eiffel Bridge among others.

Nearest Train Station: Girona Station. You can get on a train from Barcelona Sants through RENFE trains to Girona. The travel time is about an hour.

Klook is providing a small group guided trip which also includes a trip to Figueres from Girona. This covers roundtrip transfers, hotel pick-up and drop-off service, an English-speaking guide, and a ticket to Dali museum in Figueres.

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5. Figürler

Also in Girona province is the town of Figueres. It boasts popular Spanish personalities; the most well-known is artist Salvador Dali.

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Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dalí, a museum developed by Dali himself, attracts tourists to the small town. It showcases Dali’s works and serves as his final resting place. visitors typically combine Figueres with Girona in a day tour.

Nearest Train Station: Figueres Station. You can take the less expensive but slower regional train from either Barcelona Sants station or Passeig de Gracia station in Barcelona. The travel time is roughly two hours. You can also reach the town through high-speed train, but this entails a bus or taxi ride from the station to the town center.

Interested in going to Girona too? You can book this guided trip with Klook!

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6. Vic

Located nearly 70 kilometers north of Barcelona, Vic is characterized by cathedrals and its old town with narrow winding streets and old mansions surrounding Plaça Major, one of its major tourst spots. Don’t forget to check out two of its noteworthy landmarks — the Church of Sant Pere Apòstol and Sta. Maria la Rodona.

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There is a significant number of the student population in Vic, so it has that distinct combination of old and youthful vibe. Foodies will be pleased to know that Vic is a big producer of sausages. Its specialty is the thin cured sausage called fuet.

Nearest Train Station: Vic Station. From PlaÇa Catalunya station in Barcelona, the direct train route’s travel time is about 1.5 hours.

If you want to visit much more medieval towns and cities, Klook is providing a package that covers four towns in Catalonia, including Vic. The other towns are Besalú, Castellfollit de la Roca, and Santa Pau. This is inclusive of roundtrip transfers and a bilingual guide.

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7. Besalú

Because of its significance, especially in the early middle Ages, Besalu was declared a historical national property in 1966. up to this day, visitors can still marvel at the structures, streets, and squares that date back to the medieval era.

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It is also known for its rich Jewish history. The popular attractions are the Pont Fortificat, Sant Pere Church, and an 11th-century Jewish ritual bath. Tourists who like to visit much more than one medieval town in the Catalonia region but don’t want to think much about how to go from one point to the next typically join group tours.

Nearest Train Station: Girona station or Figueres Station. There’s no direct route from Barcelona to Besalu. You need to take a bus from your chosen train station. Alternatively, you can take a direct bus from Barcelona to Besalu. The travel time is 1.5-2 hours.

Klook is providing medieval towns of Catalunya Day trip which includes four towns in the schedule — Besalu, Vic, Castellfollit de la Roca, and Santa Pau.


8. Castellfolit de la Roca

Laid out atop a basalt crag formed by volcanic rocks, Castellfolit de la Roca is a peculiar medieval town in the province of Girona. Its narrow streets are a throwback to its medieval roots. The area tapers down to the southeast, punctuated by the town church, Església vella de Castellfollit de la Roca.

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Nearest Train Station: Girona Station. From the station, you still need to take a bus to the Castellfolit de la Roca. There are direct bus routes operated by Teisa from Barcelona. The travel time is 2-2.5 hours.

Book Klook’s medieval towns of Catalunya Day trip which includes four towns in the schedule — Besalu, Vic, Castellfollit de la Roca, and Santa Pau.

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9. Portaventura

Launched in may 1995, PortAventura Park is one of Europe’s largest theme parks. The park encompasses six zones: Mediterrània, far West, Mexico, China, Polynesia, and Sésamo Aventura. It features about 40 thrilling rides — from roller coasters to water slides to kid-friendly ones.

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Aside from the rides, the park entertains guests with regular live shows like Sesamo Parade, FiestAventura, tribal dances, acrobatic performances, and numerous more. There are options aplenty for food from various restaurants and food stalls.

Nearest Train Station: Port Aventura station (RENFE). travel time from Barcelona’s Paseo De Gracia is 1.5 hours.

Klook is providing admission and transportation to PortAventura Park from Barcelona. There is also an option to get both PortAventura and Ferrari Land because they are located close to each other.

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10. Cardona

Cardona is a medieval hilltop town northeast of Barcelona. wander around the Old town and see centuries-old sites and landmarks, particularly the large and imposing Cardona Castle on a hill, overlooking the town and the Cardener river valley. The castle features an 11th-century tower, rising at 15 meters, and a state-run luxury hotel.

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Other attractions in Cardona are the 11th-century Church of St. Vincenç (adjacent to Cardona Castle), the Church of Sant Miguel, and Museo de la Sal de Cardona. Not far from the town is the Parc cultural de la Muntanya de Sal housing the Cardona Salt Mountain. There are plenty of hiking trails around the area. Some tourists opt to trek and hike to the Salt mountain from the town center.

Nearest Train Station: Manresa-Alta Station. You still need to take a bus to Cardona from Manresa. Alternatively, you can take a direct bus route from Barcelona to Cardona. Seyahat süresi 2-2.5 saattir.

There are trip packages provided in Barcelona that combine going to Cardona town and the nearby rock salt mountain. Klook has this type of package too! It’s inclusive of roundtrip transfers, hotel pick-up and drop-off service, an English-speaking guide, and admission to Cardona Castle and Salt Mountain.

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11. Tarragona

Tarragona is a port city lying on Costa Daurada facing the Mediterranean Sea on the northeastern portion of Spain. The city, used to be called Tarraco in ancient times, was an essential base during the Roman period.

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Today, the map of Tarragona is adorned with numerous essential well-preserved historical structures. the most significant is the Roman archaeological site, which is recognized as a UNESCO world Heritage site and considered one of the best in Spain.

One of the essential traveler spots is the Amfiteatre Romà, which dates back to the 2nd century. It faces the Mediterranean, giving visitors a great view of the sea. other noteworthy sites are the Old Quarter (Old Town), Cuartel de Pilatos, Les Ferreres Aqueduct (also known as Devil’s Bridge), the Necropolis with its Roman tombs, and Tarragona Cathedral, just to name some.

Nearest Train Station: Tarragona station or Camp de Tarragona Station. From Barcelona Sants Station, the travel time is over an hour.

If you want to visit both Tarragona and Sitges, you can book the trip with Klook. This covers roundtrip transfers, hotel pick-up and drop-off service, an English-speaking guide, and admission to Tarragona Amphitheater and Tarragona Circus.

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12. Siteler

Sitges is anything but a sleepy town. Sprawled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Garraf Massif mountain range, what used to be a quiet fishing settlement has attracted not only tourists but numerous foreign residents.

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Located southwest of Barcelona, it is a popular day-trip destination for those who make Barcelona their base. Sitges boasts 17 beaches, many of them are lining along the urban town’s coast. four are located east of the town center, and two are tucked away even more west. Being a resort town, expect the nightlife to be lively and vibrant, so if you are into drinking or dancing the night away, Sitges welcome you! shops and restaurants abound, especially in the town center.

Nearest Train Station: Sitges Station. From Barcelona Sants Station, it will take about 30 minutes to reach Sitges.

Interested in going to both Sitges and Tarragona? You can book this trip through Klook!

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For those who really take cocktails to heart, you can attend a cocktail class that will show and instruct you how to make them from scratch. This is inclusive of the entrance fee to Casa Bacardí Sitges, mixology class, learning 9 cocktails recipes, making 2 cocktails of your choice, and a customized certificate of attendance.


13. Pirenler

The Pyren

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