15 days in Spain & Greece Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Greece Itinerary

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15 days in Spain & Greece Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de La Barceloneta and Nova Mar Bella Beach. Head to La Boqueria and Passeig de Graciafor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, and look for gifts at Vom FASS Barcelona.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

1
night
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, then pause for some serene contemplation at Puig de Missa, and finally stop by Hippy Market Punta Arabi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Eulalia del Rio
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Puig de Missa ©
Puig de Missa

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio de Salamanca, and finally wander the streets of Gran Via. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning website .

Getting from Ibiza Town to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ibiza Town in December, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

2
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 9th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Akrotiri holiday builder website .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Akrotiri takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Akrotiri is 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in December, things will get a bit warmer in Akrotiri: highs are around 19°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santo Winery
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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Relax by the water at Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. Head to Ermou Street and Gallery Demeterfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and look for gifts at Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Getting from Akrotiri to Athens by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Akrotiri in December since evenings lows in Athens dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

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