16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Barcelona
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Seville
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h
5
Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Barcelona

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Barri Gòtic and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, stroll around Parc Guell, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In December, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alcazar of Segovia and Barrio de Salamanca. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, walk around Parque del Retiro, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Madrid online journey builder.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Alcazar of Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 16th (Mon), make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), thensnap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cordoba day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

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.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Plaza de España and then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville day trip app.

Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Cordoba in December, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lanzarote.

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

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Lanzarote

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Do your shopping at Teguise Market and Galeria de Arte Angel Cabrera. Fundacion Cesar Manrique and Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at El Lago Verde / Charco de los Clicos, Head underground at Los Hervideros, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Cactus.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lanzarote trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seville to Lanzarote takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Seville to Lanzarote, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seville in December; daily highs in Lanzarote reach 72°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks Nature Beaches
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Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Amadores. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and Yumbo Centrum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maspalomas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Vegueta & Calle Triana). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, stop by The Mint Company Lux Meloneras, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maspalomas online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lanzarote to Maspalomas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tresor Noir, The Mint Company Lux Meloneras, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach

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