22 days in Spain Itinerary

22 days in Spain Itinerary

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22 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Madrid
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Seville
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Malaga
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
8
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dali Theatre-Museum and MUHBA Oliva Artes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), stroll around Parc Guell, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria La Lesia.

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Washington DC, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dali Theatre-Museum
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born, then kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia, then stroll through Playa de Muro, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Puerto de Pollensa. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Parc Natural de Mondrago, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Tramuntana, and then step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Serra de Tramuntana, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Playa de Muro, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Playa de Alcudia
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alcazar of Segovia and Real Casa de la Moneda. Prado National Museum and Catedral de Segovia will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: The Walls of Avila (in Avila) and Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes & Catedral Primada). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, make a trip to Estacion de Atocha, and explore the world behind art at Museo Lazaro Galdiano.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo, The Walls of Avila
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba vacation maker site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, then explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seville attractions app .

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, wander the streets of La Carihuela, then stroll around Parque De La Paloma, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Cristo de la Salud Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Seville to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Malaga sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Benalmadena, La Carihuela
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Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©
Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga ©
Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga

2
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 22nd (Wed), kick back and relax at Playa Dorada Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Cactus, Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, then get great views at Mirador Del Rio, and finally examine the collection at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen travel route planner.

Fly from Malaga to Puerto Del Carmen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Puerto Del Carmen. Traveling from Malaga in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in Puerto Del Carmen. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Jardin de Cactus, Playa Dorada Beach, Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
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Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique

3
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.
On the 24th (Fri), kick back and relax at El Medano, stroll through Playa de las Vistas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Duque, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Fanabe. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Teide National Park, stroll through Playa de la Tejita, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Costa Adeje trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Costa Adeje in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In April, daytime highs in Costa Adeje are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

El Medano, Playa de las Vistas, Teide National Park
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Playa El Medano ©
Playa El Medano
Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas

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