16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16 h
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Zaragoza
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Seville
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
7
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Museo Sorolla. Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque del Retiro, delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour planning site.

Vancouver, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Madrid, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

2
nights
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, thensteep yourself in history at Daroca, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Miguel de los Navarros, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria, thensee the interesting displays at Palacio de los Condes de Bureta, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio de la Aljaferia.

Make your Zaragoza itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Zaragoza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Palacio de los Condes de Bureta, Iglesia de Santa Maria
Highlights from your plan
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
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 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, thenstroll around Parc Guell, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by El Barri Gòtic, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona journey website.

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Finca Canarias Aloe Vera, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palmitos Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, stroll through Playa de Mogan, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Maspalomas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in March; daily highs in Maspalomas reach 25°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Amadores, Finca Canarias Aloe Vera, Playa de Mogan
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

2
nights
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural de Corralejo and then enjoy some diversion at Setpoint. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, experience rural life at Finca Canarias Aloe Vera, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Corralejo road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Corralejo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Corralejo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fuerteventura, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, thensee where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planning site.

Getting from Corralejo to Seville by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Corralejo to Seville due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Corralejo in March; daily highs in Seville reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, thensnap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana and then take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cordoba are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

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