18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Seville
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: New York City

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.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella for their historical value. Relax by the water at Fenals Beach and La Playa de Sitges. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels), Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and La Fageda d'en Jorda (in Olot). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo, take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planning site .

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Barcelona, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

La Playa de Sitges, Vila Vella (Old Town), Fenals Beach, La Fageda d'en Jorda, Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de Costa Ballena and Playa de Valdelagrana. Explore hidden gems such as Archaeological Ensemble of Italica and Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Puente de la Constitucion de 1812 (in Cadiz) and Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Regla (in Chipiona). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and admire the striking features of Torre Giralda.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seville online journey planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Regla, Puente de la Constitucion de 1812, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, Playa de Valdelagrana, Playa de Costa Ballena
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Costa Adeje, Tenerife

On the 27th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): get outside with WaterBuggy Fun, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then kick back and relax at Playa del Bobo.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Costa Adeje driving holiday planner .

Fly from Seville to Costa Adeje in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Seville in September, Costa Adeje is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa de las Americas, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria ©
Playa del Bobo ©
Playa del Bobo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll through Playa de San Agustin and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, then stroll through Playa de Maspalomas, and then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Costa Canaria.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Costa Adeje to Maspalomas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Maspalomas, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Playa de San Agustin ©
Playa de San Agustin
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural de Corralejo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Corralejo Dunes, then take in the waterfront at Puerto de Corralejo, and finally kick back and relax at Flag Beach. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Popcorn Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Corralejo online journey planner .

Fly from Maspalomas to Corralejo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Corralejo are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Corralejo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then explore the striking landscape at Timanfaya Nationalpark, and finally look for gifts at Arteguise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Chica, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Playa Grande, and finally get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Del Carmen route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Corralejo to Puerto Del Carmen takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Del Carmen are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Timanfaya Nationalpark
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Playa Chica ©
Playa Chica
Playa Grande ©
Playa Grande
Timanfaya Nationalpark ©
Timanfaya Nationalpark

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