16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Madrid
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Murcia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Valencia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Zaragoza
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Madrid
— Few hours
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Live In Theater, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Royal Palace of Madrid. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Walls of Avila and Cathedral of Avila. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Segovia to see Alcazar de Segovia about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, take a stroll through Gran Via, and stroll around Retiro Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Madrid is 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Juan in December, with highs in Madrid at 54°F and lows at 37°F. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Avila, Alcazar of Segovia, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in January, with highs in Seville at 58°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Royal Tobacco Factory ©
Royal Tobacco Factory

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda, explore the world behind art at Museo Del Bandolero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Puente Viejo, take a stroll through La Ciudad, then explore the ancient world of Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, and finally take an in-depth tour of Leather Museum of Ubrique.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda travel tool .

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in January, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ubrique
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Museo de la Piel de Ubrique ©
Museo de la Piel de Ubrique

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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Granada trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, Granada is slightly colder than Ronda - with highs of 54°F and lows of 36°F. You'll set off for Murcia on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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1
night
Murcia

Murcia ©
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo Gaya, contemplate the long history of Palacio del Almudi, examine the collection at Museo De La Catedral Cabildo De Murcia, contemplate the long history of Episcopal Palace of Murcia, then admire the masterpieces at Cathedral de Santa Maria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de San Juan de Dios.

To find out how to plan a trip to Murcia, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Granada to Murcia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in January, expect nights in Murcia to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Murcia

Historic Sites Museums
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Palacio del Almudi ©
Palacio del Almudi
Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria
Templo de San Juan de Dios ©
Templo de San Juan de Dios

1
night
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti, examine the collection at L'Iber Museo de Los Soldaditos de Plomo, then admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castell de Xativa. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, examine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, and finally take a stroll through Casco Antiguo.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Valencia travel route planner .

Drive from Murcia to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in January, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Castell de Xativa
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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 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Valencia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

2
nights
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 9th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Cerler.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zaragoza trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Zaragoza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Zaragoza. On the 10th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Cerler
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Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza
Museo Pablo Gargallo ©
Museo Pablo Gargallo

few
hours
Madrid

Madrid
For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Madrid in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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