16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Toledo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Seville
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Madrid
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You've added Palace of Catalan Music, Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, The Magic Fountain, and other attractions to your itinerary. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and L'Eixample District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online visit planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in April: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 66°F and lows are around 52°F. You'll set off for Madrid on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
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. Plaza Mayor and Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque del Retiro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Parroquial de San Millan y San Cayetano., tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Campo, and visit Barrio de Las Letras.

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

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

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
You've now added Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada.

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

Traveling by train from Madrid to Toledo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Toledo are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You will leave for Seville on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sevilla Free Tours. Visit Plaza de España and Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Ronda (Casa Del Rey Moro, Old City, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, stop by Triana, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Pilatos.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

Getting from Toledo to Seville by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Toledo in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 53°F in Seville. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Ronda
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:
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Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

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