11 days in Barcelona, Madrid & Canary Islands Itinerary

11 days in Barcelona, Madrid & Canary Islands Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 2 nights
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Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly to Tenerife Sur Apt, Bus to Adeje
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Adeje, Tenerife
— 4 nights
Bus to Tenerife Sur Apt, Fly to Las Palmas
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
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Barcelona

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: highs in Barcelona hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid vacation planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Adeje.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Adeje, Tenerife

— 4 nights

Golfer's Paradise

Straddling the foothills of the Teide volcano and Tenerife’s southern shores, Adeje is known for its beautiful island architecture and a backdrop of green, mountainous scenery.
Explore Adeje's surroundings by going to Puerto de la Cruz (Loro Parque & Museo Arqueologico Puerto de la Cruz) and ARTlandya (in Icod de los Vinos). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Tue) at Siam Park. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Teide National Park and contemplate the geological forces at Mount Teide.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Adeje trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Adeje takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in March, with highs in Adeje at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Adeje

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 1 night

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas, buy something for everyone on your list at Gran Chaparral, and then grab your flashlight and head to AstroGC. Here are some ideas for day two: push the limits with Supercar Gran Canaria and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Maspalomas trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Adeje to Maspalomas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Canary Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Water Parks · Nightlife
Modern, cosmopolitan, and very trendy, the Canary Islands are a major center for European tourism. With a total population of about two million, these seven diverse islands are as distinct from each other as they are from the mainland of Spain. The first settlers arrived from North Africa, building an economic system loosely based around farming. Invaded by Europeans in the 14th century, the islands gradually developed a more European feel, but with a mixed population of ethnicities rarely found anywhere else in the world. While agriculture is still alive and well here, the tropical beaches and vibrant nightlife tend to top any vacation itinerary.