16 days in Spain & Istanbul Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Istanbul Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Mumbai, India


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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.
For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or Nau Gaudi - Consorci Museu d'Art Contemporani de Mataro. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fenals Beach and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell), La Fageda d'en Jorda (in Olot) and La Playa de Sitges (in Sitges). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, look for gifts at 4Retinas- foto-diseno, don't miss a visit to Placa Espanya, and contemplate the long history of Ciutat Vella.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Barcelona travel app .

Mumbai, India to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Barcelona is minus 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Platja Port Bo, Nau Gaudi - Consorci Museu d'Art Contemporani de Mataro, Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, Playas de Calella
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Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cala Comte and Cala de Sant Vicent. Escape the urban bustle at Castle of Ibiza and S'Arenal Gros. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dalt Vila, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Moli, stop by Hippy Market Punta Arabia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hippy Market Punta Arabi, Cala Comte, S'Arenal Gros, Cala de Sant Vicent
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Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Head to Mercado San Miguel and Cava Baja Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Casco Historico de Toledo and Puerta de Bisagra. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno) and Toledo (Antica Roma Anticuario & Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Barrio de Salamanca, admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park, stop by Arte Stilo, and see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ibiza Town in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Playa del Alberche
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Jennifer's Hamamfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Halic. When in Istanbul, make a side trip to see Sardala Koyu in Kandira, approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul travel website .

You can fly from Madrid to Istanbul in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sardala Koyu
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Balloon Rides
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Sardala Koyu ©
Sardala Koyu

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