16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly
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Valencia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Seville
— 2 nights
Train
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Madrid
— 3 nights
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Barcelona

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Get a sense of the local culture at Parc Guell and Barcelona Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell), Tamariu (La playa de Tamariu & Aigua Xelida) and Begur (Platja Cala Aiguablava, Platja Fonda, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuari de la Mare de Deu Del Carme Barcelona, and enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Port Bo.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Barcelona is 6 hours. When traveling from Bogota in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valencia

— 3 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa de la Grava and Cala Del Pinets. Change things up with these side-trips from Valencia: Javea (Playa del Arenal & Cap Prim), Calpe (Playa de Levante o la Fossa & Playa Arenal-Bol) and Playa de l'Ampolla (in Moraira). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, stroll through Cala Denia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Fustera.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Valencia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Valencia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Granada

— 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alhambra and Albayzin. Visit Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Burriana Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Nerja (Playa Torrecilla, Capistrano Playa, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Court of the Lions, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Galeria Alea.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Granada travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Valencia to Granada by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. While traveling from Valencia, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seville

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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.
On the 14th (Wed), gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Seville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza Mayor and Catedral Primada. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Museo del Greco, Church of Santo Tomé, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Isidro, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.