18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Valencia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Seville
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Bilbao
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Salamanca
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madrid route planning app .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Madrid, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Juan in April, with highs in Madrid at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

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

1
night
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 16th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Plaza del Ayuntamiento, then pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia.

Start your trip to Valencia by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

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.
On the 17th (Sun), stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. On the next day, admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner .

You can fly from Valencia to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 19th (Tue), get interesting insight from SierrAventura Ronda, see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda road trip app .

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Ronda, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Museo Lara ©
Museo Lara

2
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): head outdoors with Cooltra Granada, contemplate the long history of Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo, then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and finally make a trip to Ermita de San Miguel Alto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Escuela Delengua.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Granada trip builder tool .

Getting from Ronda to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Ronda in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Granada, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Cooltra Granada ©
Cooltra Granada

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On your second day here, make a trip to Asociacion Raices y Cultura, admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bilbao.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Bilbao is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, see a show at Azkuna Zentroa, and get your game on at Lasergune.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bilbao using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Bilbao takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Bilbao are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Nightlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Azkuna Zentroa ©
Azkuna Zentroa

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 27th (Wed), snap pictures at Puente Romano, don't miss a visit to Teatro Juan Del Encina, admire the landmark architecture of Escuelas Menores, then contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas, then contemplate the long history of Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then examine the collection at Museo de la Historia de Automocion, then get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, and finally admire the engineering at Embalse de la Almendra.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salamanca road trip website .

You can drive from Bilbao to Salamanca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in April, Salamanca is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

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