17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  13 h 45 min
1
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Malaga
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Get some historical perspective at The Walls of Avila and New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva). Get some cultural insight at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Ieronimus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salamanca: Avila (Basilica de San Vicente, Cathedral of Avila, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Teresa.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salamanca day trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Salamanca is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from San Juan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Salamanca, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avila, Basilica de Santa Teresa
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

4
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Take a break from the city and head to El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro and Butterfly Park of Benalmadena. Do some cultural sightseeing at Marbella Old Town and La Carihuela. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Cordoba (Convento De Las Hermanas De La Cruz, Jewish Quarter (Juderia), &more), Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village) (in Benalmadena) and Granada (Royal Chapel of Granada & Monasterio Cartuja). Next up on the itinerary: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga route maker tool.

You can drive from Salamanca to Malaga in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Salamanca in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Malaga. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Cordoba, Benalmadena, Granada, Balcony of Europe, Marbella Old Town
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Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro ©
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

3
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

Puerto Del Carmen ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Papagayo Beach and Playa Flamingo. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Dorada Beach and Surf Spot Famara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Del Carmen: Corralejo (Fuerteventura Fitness & Conditioning & Mojo Art Shop). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, and see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Del Carmen road trip planning website.

Getting from Malaga to Puerto Del Carmen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Malaga to Puerto Del Carmen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Malaga, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Del Carmen, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Corralejo, Playa Blanca, Jardin de Cactus
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Playa Dorada Beach ©
Playa Dorada Beach
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 14th (Tue), take a stroll through Vegueta, stroll through Las Canteras Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas online travel route planner.

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Maspalomas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July in Maspalomas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de las Teresitas and Playa de Fanabe. Step out of the city life by going to Playa de las Vistas and Masca Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Costa Adeje: Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria (in Candelaria), Masca Walk (in Masca) and Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife) (in Santa Cruz de Tenerife). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial El Mirador, kick back and relax at Playa El Medano, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Costa Adeje day trip planning tool.

Getting from Maspalomas to Costa Adeje by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In July in Costa Adeje, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, Masca Valley, Playa de las Vistas, Playa El Medano
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Playa de las Teresitas ©
Playa de las Teresitas
Playa El Medano ©
Playa El Medano
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas

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