17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Madrid
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Valencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Alicante
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Barcelona
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Madrid
— 10 nights
End: Madrid

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Colon, kick back and relax at Playa de la Patacona, and then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Xativa. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia and then get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia attractions planning site .

Madrid to Valencia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, things will get a bit warmer in Valencia: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alicante.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Castell de Xativa, Playa de la Patacona
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Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Mercado Colon ©
Mercado Colon

2
nights
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
On the 15th (Thu), wander the streets of El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm, appreciate the extensive heritage of Placa del Castell, and then stroll through Playa de Levante. On the next day, kick back and relax at Las Salinas de Torrevieja, then buy something for everyone on your list at Zenia Boulevard, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Mata Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Alicante tour website .

Traveling by car from Valencia to Alicante takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Alicante are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Benidorm, Torrevieja, Zenia Boulevard
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Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante
Placa del Castell ©
Placa del Castell
Zenia Boulevard ©
Zenia Boulevard

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.
On the 17th (Sat), make a trip to Casa Batllo, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Delta del Llobregat. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Playa de Sitges, then look for gifts at Ernesto de Barcelona, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Barcelona tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Alicante to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Alicante in February, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sitges, Delta del Llobregat
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For shopping fun, head to Barrio de Salamanca or Lola Fonseca. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alcazar of Segovia and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Avila (Casco Historico de Avila, Capilla de Mosen Rubi, & more), Bodegas Tierras de Orgaz (in Manzaneque) and Toledo (Plaza De Zocodover, Casco Historico de Toledo, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, examine the collection at Prado National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Segovia, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip builder tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in February; daily highs in Madrid reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Segovia, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, Bodegas Tierras de Orgaz
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Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©

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