I’ve fallen in love IN Barcelona and I’ve fallen in love WITH Barcelona. It’s definitely one of my favorite European cities (of course Madrid is up there too).

I could never get tired of this city. It is so hard to fit all the things to do in just a four day itinerary of Barcelona; I have a running list with loads of places that didn’t make it on this list, so if you want anymore suggestions on eats and drinks (as you can tell, I love a good rooftop and cocktail) just contact us and ask.

I tried to narrow down the to-do’s to just a 4-day Barcelona Itinerary with activities that are worthy, but these four days are pretty jam-packed. It feels like Day 3 could really be split into two days, so just make sure you’re planning that day ahead of time. In my opinion, you really need 5 days in Barcelona so I’ve added some extras at the bottom of this itinerary for those staying 5 or even 6 days in the area.

*Pro-tip: My go-to is to save all of “the spots” into Google Maps with a label of the city I’m traveling before I leave and make a type of itinerary directly on Google Maps so I know where I am going in real time once I get there.

So let’s jump right on into this 4-day Barcelona Itinerary:


Day 1

Arrive in BCN


Visit Barcelona's Gothic Cathedral
Gothic Cathedral

Eats and Drinks!

Go back to hotel to freshen up


You can walk pretty much everywhere this day

Day 2

Wake up Early


Eats and Drinks!


It’s a walkable day

Honestly, once you get in the El Born neighborhood, you’re not going to want to leave. So whichever day you choose to do this tour around, make sure you’re ready to walk a lot and stay a while. El Born is a great place to bar hop at night too!

Day 3

Wake up early! and start in Plaça Catalunya (if you like to shop you might want to do this day backwards to go down Passeig de Gracia in the late afternoon to shop and grab cocktails. I actually might like this day better backwards for myself. )

Explore Guadi!

*If you’re feeling adventurous and have time, you can walk up to Bunkers del Carmel from here; it has panoramic views of the city form Spanish Civil War bunkers (You could even start your early morning here at the bunkers as stated above and go down through the city to all of the Guadi highlights and end near Plaça Catalunya for shopping and cocktails)

Sagrada Familia

Eats and Drinks!

El Nacional gastromarket is the perfect mix of chic, stunning decor and traditional food and beverage
El Nacional
Takumi Ramen is the absolute best ramen in Barcelona. The fried tofu is perfect: a blend of crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth yumminess
Takumi Ramen


Blue Line L5 metro, Walking and Taxi

Day 4

This is really a day to catch up on the things you might have missed during the previous days OR a day to walk around Montjuic and the Port with some added relaxation at the beach…because if you’re in BCN, you at least have to stick your toes in the Med!

As I’ve said, I really think you need 5 days in Barcelona…but I know that is tough when you also want to explore other areas of Spain. Just keep it moving if you want to experience all this amazing city has to offer in just a 4-day itinerary!

Eats and Drinks!

Quimet & Quimet


Teleferic, Walking, Green Line L3 Metro

Extra Day Ideas:

For a day-trip out of the city, try visiting the monastery at Montserrat
Tibidabo Amusement Park

**Please watch your bag in the touristic areas; I cannot stress that enough

Remember that Barcelona is in the Catalunya region. Even though it is a very international city in Spain and most people can speak Spanish and English, the people of Catalunya are proud to have their own language, traditions and culture distinctive to this region.

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