Barcelona trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Barcelona

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. Very modern yet incredibly old, the city manages to preserve and celebrate its ancient elements, while showcasing new developments at the same time. With an extensive and reliable public transportation system, even places to visit that are relatively far from the historic section are easily accessible. There are also numerous opportunities for leisurely sightseeing on foot or by bicycle. Barcelona’s award-winning restaurants, trendy bars, and swanky clubs pack in both the long-time residents and passing tourists, who relish the relaxed atmosphere ideal for soaking up local culture. Barcelona is in Province of Barcelona. Add Barcelona and other destinations to your itinerary using our Spain online road trip planner , and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Barcelona

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Barcelona

Because the city's metro system makes traveling from area to area relatively painless, you have more flexibility in choosing a place to stay. Barceloneta, the neighborhood surrounding the city beach is somewhat removed from the city center, making its hotels popular with families. Only a 15-minute walk from the center, Barceloneta has a more laid-back beach atmosphere but still offers several restaurants and entertainment options. Farther away from the beach and closer to the city center, El Born is a charming neighborhood well-known for its restaurants and lively bar scene. Eixample is also popular as it is more central and home to some of the city's best shopping and tourist sites, including La Sagrada Familia. For a more traditional experience, consider staying in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of Old Barcelona. This picturesque neighborhood boasts a tight network of historical architecture with boutique hotels and traditional restaurants.
Powered by Equity Point
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Barcelona

15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Spain BY A USER FROM JORDAN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Spain BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Spain & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 52 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans