11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Seville
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
On the 20th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, then examine the collection at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, and finally explore the striking landscape at Los Hervideros.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Del Carmen travel planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Puerto Del Carmen is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Puerto Del Carmen is 5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in January; daily highs in Puerto Del Carmen reach 68°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Los Hervideros ©
Los Hervideros

2
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Agustin, then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Mirador El Guriete, then take a stroll through Vegueta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maspalomas trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Maspalomas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In January in Maspalomas, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Mirador El Guriete, Playa de Amadores
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

2
nights
Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Tejita, then enjoy the sand and surf at El Medano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Vistas, and finally kick back and relax at Playa del Duque. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Teide National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Masca Walk, and then appreciate the views at Masca Valley.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Costa Adeje day trip planning app .

You can fly from Maspalomas to Costa Adeje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tenerife, El Medano, Playa de las Vistas, Masca Walk
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Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas

1
night
Seville

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner .

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Seville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In January, Seville is a bit cooler than Costa Adeje - with highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid online road trip planner .

Getting from Seville to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, Madrid is a bit cooler than Seville - with highs of 51°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 28th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then see the interesting displays at Fundacio Joan Miro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 58°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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