13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  19​h
1
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Guatemala City

1
night
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 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores and then kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, buy something for everyone on your list at Boulevard El Faro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Agustin, then kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach, and finally take a stroll through Vegueta.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Maspalomas holiday maker site .

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Maspalomas is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Guatemala City to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Guatemala City in May: highs in Maspalomas hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Boulevard El Faro, Playa de Mogan
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de San Agustin ©
Playa de San Agustin

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nights
Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje ©
On the 16th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Vistas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Duque, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Fanabe, then enjoy the sand and surf at El Medano, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Teide National Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Masca Walk, and finally appreciate the views at Masca Valley.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Costa Adeje day trip planning tool .

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. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 18th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, then Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Walk from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero, Head underground at Los Hervideros, take in the awesome beauty at Montana Roja, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surf Spot Famara, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Grande.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto Del Carmen trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Puerto Del Carmen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Jardin de Cactus, Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, Montana Roja
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of Gran Via, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at ABC Serrano, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madrid tour planning website .

Fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, kick back and relax at Playa de Muro, then stroll through Playa de Alcudia, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Calo Des Moro, look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Natural de Mondrago, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Ponca.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca tour itinerary tool .

Fly from Madrid to Palma de Mallorca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Playa de Alcudia, Playa de Muro, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Playa Santa Ponca
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Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

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nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, then shop like a local with La Boqueria, and finally take a stroll around CaixaForum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona online holiday planner .

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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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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