15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Madrid
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Casa Gispert. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town). Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Lloret de Mar (Parish Church of Sant Roma & Fenals Beach), Girona Cathedral (Catedral) (in Girona) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, take a stroll through El Born, and delve into the distant past at Circ Roma.

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San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Barcelona is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 79°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Tarragona, Lloret de Mar, Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, Vila Vella (Old Town), Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro, then head outdoors with Vall de Boquer, then kick back and relax at Cala Molins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Terrazas de la Catedral de Palma, step into the grandiose world of Palau de l'Almudaina, contemplate the long history of Sa Llotja, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Eulalia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Sant Francesc, and finally see the interesting displays at Palau March Museu.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca itinerary planning site .

Fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Palma de Mallorca are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Molins, Parroquia Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, Playa de Muro, Vall de Boquer
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Vall de Boquer ©
Vall de Boquer

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get outdoors at Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park and Chorrera de los Litueros. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and The Walls of Avila. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Avila (The Four Posts & Basilica de San Vicente) and Segovia (Catedral de Segovia & Alcazar de Segovia). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madrid journey planning website .

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in July, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Avila, Segovia, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Chorrera de los Litueros
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Magdalena, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seville travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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