16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Fly
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Madrid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salamanca
— 2 nights
Train to Nuevos Ministerios, Fly to Ibiza Town
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Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Granada
— 1 night
Drive
6
Malaga
— 1 night
Train
7
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train
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Seville
— 2 nights
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Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, take a stroll through Gran Via, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip maker.

Mexico City, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in September, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Salamanca

— 2 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at Universidad de Salamanca, get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, then contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salamanca trip maker tool.

You can drive from Madrid to Salamanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Salamanca when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums

Ibiza Town, Ibiza

— 2 nights

Party Capital of Europe

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 1st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Esglesia de Sant Domingo, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then wander the streets of Dalt Vila, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Capilla de San Ciriaco. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte, head off the coast to Es Vedra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Església Nuestra Sra. Del Carmen, and finally see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town online travel route planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Salamanca to Ibiza Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ibiza Town when traveling from Salamanca in September, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Barcelona

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Museu Picasso. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Granada

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Granada trip planning tool.

Fly from Barcelona to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Granada is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites

Malaga

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, then steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Revello de Toro Museum, and finally examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga route maker tool.

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Malaga, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites

Cordoba

— 2 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then explore the ancient world of Roman Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. On the next day, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, then examine the collection at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Almodovar.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba trip planner.

You can take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cordoba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Seville

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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 10th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.