16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain visit planner

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Fly
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Madrid
— 2 nights
Train
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train
3
Malaga
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Almeria
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Valencia
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Barcelona
— 3 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.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally stop by Alma de Julian Becerro. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

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New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough 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.
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Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in June, you will find days in Cordoba are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). You'll set off for Malaga on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Malaga

— 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Bring the kids along to Burriana Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Nerja (Nerja Market, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, admire the landmark architecture of Malaga Cathedral, and take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip itinerary app.

Getting from Cordoba to Malaga by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in June, expect nights in Malaga to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Almeria.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Almeria

— 3 nights
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Kids will enjoy Volcanic Tours and Playa del Barronal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Almeria: Serena Beach (in Roquetas de Mar), Monsul Beach (in San Jose) and Playa de los Muertos (in Carboneras). Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Oasys MiniHollywood. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Aguadulce, get a taste of the local shopping with Arte21 Almeria, and steep yourself in history at Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Almeria driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Almeria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Almeria can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Valencia

— 3 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the activities along Jardi del Turia and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete, and finally contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valencia day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Almeria to Valencia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, have fun at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Transportation

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.