12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Seville
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: London

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.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas. On the next day, kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach and then stroll through Playa de Mogan.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Maspalomas tour builder app .

London, UK to Maspalomas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit warmer in Maspalomas: highs are around 31°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Mogan
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Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach

2
nights
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Isla de Lobos, then explore the striking landscape at Corralejo Dunes, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Corralejo trip 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, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, Isla de Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Isla de Lobos ©
Isla de Lobos

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 24th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Cactus, then examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, then get great views at Mirador Del Rio, and then kick back and relax at Playa del papagayo.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Del Carmen trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Corralejo to Puerto Del Carmen takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Jardin de Cactus
Highlights from your plan
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Scuba & Snorkeling
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seville online vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Seville, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid attractions planner.

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Las Ramblas, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip tool .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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