16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid
— 4 nights
2
Granada
— 3 nights
3
Barcelona
— 5 nights

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé & Catedral Primada) and Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, hit the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madrid day trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Madrid reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Acueduct of Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nerja (Balcony of Europe & Fundación Cueva de Nerja). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, make a trip to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Camarin de la Virgen del Rosario.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Granada journey maker app.

You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

5
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip tool.

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in December, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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