16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Barcelona
Drive
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Zaragoza
— 1 night
Drive
3
Madrid
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive
5
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Malaga
— 1 night
Drive
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Almeria
— 1 night
Drive
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Alicante
— 1 night
Drive
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Valencia
— 4 nights
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Barcelona
— 1 day
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Barcelona

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip planning tool.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Barcelona is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Skopje, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.
Highlights from your trip

Zaragoza

— 1 night

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 16th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, steep yourself in history at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, then explore the world behind art at Museo Goya Coleccion Ibercaja, then examine the collection at Emoz, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio de la Aljaferia.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zaragoza road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Zaragoza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zaragoza, with highs around 39°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Museums · Historic Sites

Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum and then stroll around Parque del Retiro. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Zaragoza to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Madrid are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Cordoba

— 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba attractions planner.

You can drive from Madrid to Cordoba in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): snap pictures at Puente de San Bernardo. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seville trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Seville, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Gravura Taller de Grabado, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, and then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga journey maker.

Getting from Seville to Malaga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Malaga, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Almeria.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Almeria

— 1 night
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Almeria trip planner.

Getting from Malaga to Almeria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Almeria are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Alicante.

Things to do in Almeria

Museums · Historic Sites

Alicante

— 1 night

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Alicante vacation builder app.

You can drive from Almeria to Alicante in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll set off for Valencia on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Alicante

Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks · Tours

Valencia

— 4 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
For shopping fun, head to Central Market of Valencia or Sala de Arte Tiziano. Visit Valencia Cathedral and La Lonja de la Seda for their historical value. Explore Valencia's surroundings by going to Peniscola Castle (in Peniscola) and Playa Gandia (in Playa de Gandia). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, kick back and relax at Platja La Malvarrosa, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Valencia visit planning website.

You can drive from Alicante to Valencia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Valencia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Barcelona

— 1 day

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.