16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
2
Madrid
— 4 nights
3
Seville
— 4 nights
4
Malaga
— 2 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. You'll explore and learn at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Museu Picasso. Step out of Barcelona to go to Santa Coloma de Cervello and see Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, visit El Born, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Barcelona. In December, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and The Walls of Avila. Shop till you drop at Gran Via and Cava Baja Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more) and Avila (Basilica de San Vicente, Cathedral of Avila, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo, and get engrossed in the history at Naval Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila
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Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Centro de Interpretacion Juderia de Sevilla and Hospital de los Venerables. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barrio Santa Cruz and Archaeological Ensemble of Italica. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Sevilla, and gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seville road trip planner.

Fly from Madrid to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Seville: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 4th (Mon), browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares, and then don't miss a visit to La Calle Larios. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Victoria, thendelve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo de Malaga, and finally contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Malaga trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Seville to Malaga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seville in January: highs in Malaga hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Mercado Central de Atarazanas ©
Mercado Central de Atarazanas
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano

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