15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Bus + Fly:  17 h
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Cordoba
— Few hours
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Valencia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Ibiza Town
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  22 h 30 min
End: Roanoke


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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.
Visit Vila Vella (Old Town) and Ciutat Vella for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at El Born and El Barri Gòtic. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Lloret de Mar (Lloret Beach & Parish Church of Sant Roma). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip site .

Roanoke, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In August in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Catedral de Segovia and Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Barrio de Salamanca and Royal Palace of Madrid are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes) and Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid online route maker .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Madrid hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then see the interesting displays at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, then admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba road trip website .

Getting from Madrid to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 99°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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3
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 27th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Castell de Xativa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados, then get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market (Mercado Central), and finally Head underground at Coves de Sant Josep. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Patacona and then trek along The Via Verde Green Route.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip itinerary app .

Take a train from Cordoba to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Valencia: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Via Verde Green Route, Playa de la Patacona, Castell de Xativa, Coves de Sant Josep
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Castell de Xativa ©
Castell de Xativa
Coves de Sant Josep ©
Coves de Sant Josep

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nights
Ibiza Town

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Castle of Ibiza and Iglesia Sant Rafel will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Platja de ses Salines and Hippy Market Punta Arabia. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cala Comte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Esglesia de Sant Domingo, take a stroll through Dalt Vila, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Moli.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ibiza Town trip planning app .

You can fly from Valencia to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Hippy Market Punta Arabi, Cala Comte
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila

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