24 days in Spain Itinerary

24 days in Spain Itinerary

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24 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
2
Lanzarote
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Granada
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
End: Austin

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa Milà and Las Ramblas. Popular historic sites such as El Barri Gòtic and La Sagrada Familia are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, examine the collection at Picasso Museum, shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona travel itinerary creator.

Austin, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Austin in April, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

4
nights
Lanzarote

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Head to Cabra Cabra Galeria De Arte and MW (minerales)for some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fundacion Cesar Manrique and Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lanzarote: Corralejo (Spas & Wellness & Parque Natural de Corralejo) and Salinas de Teguise (in Guatiza). The adventure continues: stroll through Playa del papagayo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lady of Sorrows Mancha Blanca Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Cactus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lanzarote trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Lanzarote takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, Lanzarote is a bit warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 75°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Corralejo
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Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo del Baile Flamenco and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Pilatos. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de San Telmo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seville vacation builder.

You can fly from Lanzarote to Seville in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lanzarote to Seville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lanzarote in April, things will get a bit cooler in Seville: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Sala el Potro. Let the collections at Palacio de Viana and Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Ecija (Iglesia de San Gil & Church of Santa Barbara). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Marina de Aguas Santas Church, and stop by Meryan - Cordovan Leather.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip builder.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ecija
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then look for gifts at Recuerdame, and finally wander the streets of Marbella Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Automovilistico, look for gifts at VOM FASS Fuengirola-Costa del Sol, then wander the streets of La Carihuela, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Malaga online itinerary creator.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in May, you will find days in Malaga are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Marbella Old Town, La Carihuela, Vom Fass Fuengirola, Recuerdame
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Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

4
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chocolates Sierra Nevada and Hilacar Artes Ana. Head to Bodega la Moralea and Munira C Bfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Granada to Pampaneira to see Abuela ili Chocolate about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Alhambra, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, steep yourself in history at Generalife, and take a stroll through Sacromonte.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Granada itinerary builder.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Granada sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Pampaneira, Hilacar ArtesAna, Chocolates Sierra Nevada
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Walls of Avila and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo. Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Alcazar de Segovia & Catedral de Segovia). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Museum Sorolla.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Granada to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in May, plan for little chillier days in Madrid, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, The Walls of Avila
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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