7 Day Barcelona Itineraries

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Local heritage is proudly displayed through medieval streets, along beaming coastlines, and before stunning architecture. Uncover Barcelona’s enduring charm that remains a shining example of a European cultural hub. From La Sagrada Familia to tantalizing tapas meals, Zicasso’s expert guides will open the door to discovery with a 7-day Barcelona itinerary.

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Barcelona

Enjoy your seven-day getaway to Barcelona with these simple travel tips.

Barcelona at a Glance

Jet set to the sandy beaches, charming cobbled streets, and beautiful mosaic tile work associated with the eclectic city of Barcelona. You will join your expert guide on a diverse tour of all the city has to offer, from rich cultural and religious traditions to culinary excellence, sports fanaticism, and illustrious natural landscapes that rival all others. You're sure to create memories that will last a lifetime on this seven-day expedition to Barcelona.

Regions

Barcelona is located within the autonomous region of Barcelona, located in the northeast corner of Spain. It's bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, and neighbors the cities of Valencia to the south and Zaragoza to the west. In many ways, the history and culture of Catalonia are unique from the rest of Spain, making it a fascinating vacation destination.

Climate

The climate of Barcelona is a Mediterranean one, meaning the weather is generally mild and winters can be wet with heavy rainfall. Summers are warm and can even reach especially hot temperatures in the 90s in 100 towards the end of summer particularly, during the month of August.

Population

The population of Barcelona is 5.5 million people.

Religion

Roman Catholicism is the most prominent religion in Spain.

Language

In most of Spain, Spanish is the predominant language. In Barcelona, Catalan is the most widely spoken language.

Currency

Spain's official currency is the euro. Spain operates predominantly on a cash economy.

Consider making these local gems part of your seven-day vacation in Barcelona.

Where to Visit in 7 Days

Gothic Quarter (2 Days)

Spend two days in Barcelona's historic downtown where you can get to know the city's riveting past. Explore the Plaza de San Felipe Neri and marvel at the facades of Barcelona's city hall before indulging in a savory lunch at the Placa Reial. 

Las Ramblas/La Barceloneta (1 Day)

Stroll down the pedestrian boulevard known as Las Ramblas and peruse the paintings and hand-crafted jewelry. Then make your way to the Barceloneta coast to breathe in fresh sea salt air with a  glass of fruity sangria.

Camp Nou (1 Day)

Futbol players and fans will rejoice with this day-long outing to Camp Nou, the famous home of FC Barcelona. Travelers will tour the stadium alongside their guide with a chance to step on the field and check out the stands, locker rooms, tunnel, and pressroom. 

Montserrat (1 Day)

Fall in love with Barcelona from new heights as you climb the summit of Montserrat Monastery. Your climb will include a scenic cable car ride and a final hike to the peak. You will spend the afternoon with your guide at the monastery before visiting several miradors, or lookout points. 

Sagrada Familia/Park Guell (2 Days)

Visit two of Gaudi's most impressive and iconic architectural dreams-come-to-life. You will first arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Sagrada Familia where you will be met by the oozing stone facade of the exterior and the kaleidoscopic hues of the interior. Then, venture east to Park Guell, a fantastical getaway where you will get lost in the magic of quaint cottages, looming tunnels, and cascading staircases before enjoying panoramic views of the city outstretched below.

Ensure the very best experience in Barcelona when you plan your trip during this time of year. 

Best Time to Visit Barcelona

The best time of year to visit Barcelona is in late spring and early summer. The weather is ideal for beach outings without enduring the scorching temperatures of late August. Rainfall during this time of year is not common. There are also a variety of exciting festivals that take place at this time of year, including Dia de Sant Jordi, Primavera Sound Festival, and the Sant Joan Festival. 

Experiences like these make for a truly unforgettable adventure in Barcelona. 

Essential Experiences in Barcelona

Gaudi Architectural Tour

Experience the magic of Barcelona's most acclaimed architect as you stare in awe at the masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi. You can join your tour guide in the Eixample District where you will marvel at the careful stone craftsmanship of Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. Then, break away from the center of the city to the Sagrada Familia church and Park Guell at night to enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Paella along La Barceloneta

Soak up the sun and dig your toes into Barcelona's beautiful Mediterranean beaches. Soon, you will join an expert chef in a private cooking demonstration where you will learn to make one of Spain's most iconic dishes: saffron-induced paella. You'll mix together vegetables, rice, seafood, and chicken, before indulging in your creation along the shimmering waters of La Barceloneta. 

La Boqueria Market Visit

Your stomach will have a hard time keeping up with your eyes as you admire the kaleidoscopic displays of olives, cheeses, ham, and sweets at La Boqueria Market. Effervescent fervor exudes from every booth and alleyway as vendors show off local delights. Peruse the stalls alongside your expert guide before biting into some fresh tapas delights from a market stall nearby.  

Take a quick glance at these weather and transportation tips when traveling to Barcelona. 

Travel Considerations

Weather

Barcelona experiences generally mild weather, ideal for beach outings and outdoor exploring. During the months of March, April, and May, temperatures hover around 70 degrees. In the summertime, temps pick up. Those who travel in July and August should be aware that temperatures reach into the mid-80s and low 90s on a daily basis.

Transportation

Transportation in and around Barcelona is very easy. Most international travelers will fly directly into Barcelona, although a flight into Madrid with a connecting train ride is also possible. 

Within the city, travelers can easily get around using the metro system, taxi service, or private shuttle service. Downtown Barcelona is also extremely walkable. 

Packing

Consider packing your things in a small bag or suitcase that's easy to carry.  The streets of Spain are often lined with cobblestone or unpaved in rural areas, making roller bags difficult to maneuver.

Barcelona offers generally mild temperatures. While July and August can get extremely warm, they also offer the perfect opportunity to indulge in Barcelona's beautiful beaches. Bring light breathable clothing as well as a swimsuit if you plan to go to the beach.

Electrical Considerations

Spain operates on a 230-voltage, 50-hertz electrical system. North American travelers should bring outlet converters with them that support two-pronged, rounded outlets. 

Pharmaceutical Considerations

Pharmacies are readily available throughout Spain. Travelers should bring all prescribed medications with them. In the case of an emergency, visitors can speak with a Zicasso trip specialist about finding a local pharmacy that will suit their needs. 

Cultural Considerations

Spain, in general, tends to move at a slower pace. Travelers should be aware of this, especially when eating out at bars and restaurants. Wait times may be longer, which travelers should account for as part of their itineraries. 

Travel Insurance

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

Flights Via Zicasso

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Travel Documents

Making sure that you are carrying the appropriate travel documents is essential for any traveler when visiting Barcelona. For this reason, during your trip, you should be sure to pack the proper paperwork to ensure the most pleasant and problem-free travel experience. Listed below are some of the most important documents to have on you while traveling in Barcelona:

  • Personal medical information
  • If you have a specific medical issue, you should carry information regarding your condition from your doctor, especially any medication that you are taking
  • Emergency contact information
  • Passport
  • Proof of airline tickets and reservations
  • Customs forms and documents
  • Hotel or accommodation reservations
  • Travel and medical insurance (see above section regarding this)

Your Zicasso travel specialist will be able to provide requirements that are specific to your trip, though responsibility always lies with the traveler to ensure that all is in order. Travel requirements can and do change often to no notice, so all are wise to stay updated as your trip comes near.

Finances & Tipping

To this day, Spain operates primarily on a cash economy. Travelers should have small denominations of cash and coin with them at all times. ATMs are readily available as needed. 

Tipping is uncommon in Spain. At most, restaurant and bar patrons will leave behind a few euros for excellent service. For all other questions related to tipping and bartering in-country, travelers can speak with their Zicasso trip specialist. 

Ensure a safe and healthy trip to Spain when you take these simple safety precautions.

Safety and Accessibility of Resources

Overall, Spain is a very safe country to travel to. Tourists should feel comfortable traveling at night or in more rural areas. Medical resources are also readily available should travelers experience an emergency or be in need of pharmaceutical care. 

Crime Rate

The crime rate in Spain is low and continues to decline. 

Things to look out for

Travelers should be aware of petty thefts such as pickpocketing. When gathering near crowded tourist destinations or boarding public transportation, travelers should store valuables in a money bag or inner coat pocket. 

Medical & First Aid

Medical aid is readily available throughout Spain. When it comes to local recommendations, travelers can speak with their expert Zicasso trip specialist. 

It is recommended that all international travelers consult with a primary care physician prior to travel, and this information is not intended as a substitute for personalized guidance from a doctor.

Water & Food Safety

Travelers need not take any special precautions when it comes to food and water consumption in Spain. However, travelers with food allergies, preferences, or restrictions should clearly state them to bar and restaurant staff when eating out since local diets differ. 

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