Barcelona is a thriving city with numerous attractions and landmarks for every kind of visitor. From museums and art galleries to beaches and shopping avenues, the city has a lot going on and experiencing it all can be a challenge if you don't plan ahead. Depending on how many days you're in Barcelona for, your itinerary will include varied stops. Ideally, you can spend 3 days in Barcelona and experience everything the city boasts. If you're short on time and wondering what to do in Barcelona, we've put together 1-day and 2-day Barcelona itineraries as well.

Barcelona Itineraries

1-Day Itinerary
2-Day Itinerary
3-Day Itinerary
Casa Mila
Casa Mila

Morning

Casa Batllo
Casa Batlló

Morning

Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia

Afternoon

La Boqueria
La Boqueria

Afternoon

Park Guell
Park Guell

Evening

Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas

Evening

Placa de Catalunya
Placa de Catalunya

Evening

Day 1

Casa Batllo
Casa Batllo

Morning

Casa Mila
Casa Mila

Morning

Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia

Afternoon

La Boqueria
La Boqueria

Afternoon

Park Guell
Park Guell

Evening

Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas

Evening

Placa de Catalunya
Placa de Catalunya

Evening

Day 2

Camp Nou
Camp Nou

Morning

Barcelona Aquarium
Barcelona Aquarium

Afternoon

Montjuic Hill
Montjuic Hill

Evening

Poble Espanyol
Poble Espanyol

Evening

Gothic Quarter
Gothic Quarter

Night

Day 1

Casa Mila
Casa Mila

Morning

Casa Batllo
Casa Batllo

Morning

Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia

Afternoon

La Boqueria
La Boqueria

Afternoon

Park Guell
Park Guell

Evening

Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas

Evening

Placa de Catalunya
Plaça de Catalunya

Evening

Day 2

Camp Nou
Camp Nou

Morning

Barcelona Aquarium
Barcelona Aquarium

Afternoon

Montjuic Hill
Montjuic Hill

Evening

Poble Espanyol
Poble Espanyol

Evening

Gothic Quarter
Gothic Quarter

Night

Day 3

National Museum of Catalunya Art
National Museum of Catalunya Art

Morning

Chocolate Museum Barcelona
Chocolate Museum

Afternoon

Walking Tour
Walking Tour of Barcelona

Evening

Las Golondrinas Boat Tour
Las Golondrinas Boat Tour

Evening

Barcelona Tours & Tickets

While you're firming up your Barcelona itinerary, be it for a weekend or a whole week - here are some tours and tickets that will make your sightseeing experience easy breezy.

Plan Your Visit to Barcelona

What are the top things to do in Barcelona?

While there's a lot to do in and around Barcelona, you simply cannot miss these experience:

  • Sagrada Familia
  • Park Guell
  • Las Ramblas
  • Gothic Quarter
  • Camp Nou
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What are the top places to stay in Barcelona?

If you're wondering where to stay in Barcelona, here are some of the neighborhoods we recommend:

  • First-time Visitors: La Barceloneta
  • Food & Architecture: Barri Gòtic
  • Families: Gràcia
  • Party: El Raval
  • Nocturnal Tourists: El Born
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What are the top day trips from Barcelona?

If you have time to spare, take a day trip from Barcelona to any of these incredible towns and villages nearby:

  • Costa Brava
  • Girona
  • Montserrat
  • Dali
  • Figures
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FAQs

Q. How many days should I spend in Barcelona?
A. On average, you can explore Barcelona in 2-3 days but we would recommend setting aside at least three days to properly explore the city.

Q. Which area of Barcelona is best for staying?
A. Keeping the location, safety and cost of living in mind, areas such as Placa de Catalunya, Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter are ideal for tourists.

Q. Is Barcelona safe at night for solo travelers?
A. Yes, Barcelona is a relatively safe place to walk around at night so long as you avoid deserted areas.

Q. What is the best time of day to visit Sagrada Familia?
A. The Sagrada Familia is the most visited tourist attraction in Barcelona and the best time to visit it is early morning from 9 am to 12 pm.

Q. Is Barcelona a walkable city?
A. Yes, Barcelona is an extremely walkable city with designated footpaths for walkers in most places.

Q. What is the city center of Barcelona called?
A. Barcelona's city center is located at Plaza Catalunya.