15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Granada
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
5
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
6
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Barcelona is an approximately 5,5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in maart, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): explore the galleries of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid vacation planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in maart, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Casa de Pilatos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seville day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In maart, Seville is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Court of the Lions, step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de los Aljibes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Seville to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Granada when traveling from Seville in maart, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Court of the Lions ©
Court of the Lions

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): catch some excitement at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Matriz de San Agustin, then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach, then enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Granada to Maspalomas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In maart, Maspalomas is a bit warmer than Granada - with highs of 25°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de Mogan
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

2
nights
Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje ©
Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Viento, then trek along Masca Walk, and then admire the verdant scenery at Masca Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Duque and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Before you visit Costa Adeje, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 maart in Costa Adeje, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cueva del Viento, Masca Walk, Masca Valley
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Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cueva del Viento ©
Cueva del Viento

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Los Hervideros. Explore hidden gems such as Walk from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero and Montana Roja. When in Puerto Del Carmen, make a side trip to see Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique in Haria, approximately Haria away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Cactus, kick back and relax at Surf Spot Famara, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Del Carmen route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Costa Adeje to Puerto Del Carmen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In maart, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Jardin de Cactus, Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
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Shark Diving
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Los Hervideros ©
Los Hervideros

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