17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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Fly to Madrid, Train to Salamanca
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Salamanca
— 2 nights
Train
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Malaga
— 4 nights
Fly to Arrecife, Bus to Puerto Del Carmen
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Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Bus to Arrecife, Fly to Las Palmas
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 4 nights
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Salamanca

— 2 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Get some historical perspective at The Walls of Avila and Ieronimus. Get some cultural insight at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salamanca: Avila (Basilica de San Vicente, Catedral de Avila, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), ponder the world of politics at Universidad de Salamanca, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Teresa, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salamanca day trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Salamanca is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from San Juan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Salamanca, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Malaga

— 4 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Take a break from the city and head to El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro and Butterfly Park of Benalmadena. Do some cultural sightseeing at Marbella Old Town and Roman Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: La Carihuela (in Torremolinos), Cordoba (Convento De Las Hermanas De La Cruz & Jewish Quarter (Juderia)) and Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village) (in Benalmadena). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, steep yourself in history at Royal Chapel of Granada, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Malaga online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Salamanca to Malaga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Salamanca in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

— 3 nights

Nightlife Capital of Lanzarote

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Papagayo Beach and Playa Flamingo. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Dorada Beach and Surf Spot Famara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Del Carmen: Corralejo (Fuerteventura Fitness & Conditioning & Mojo Art Shop). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, and see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Del Carmen road trip planning website.

Getting from Malaga to Puerto Del Carmen by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Malaga to Puerto Del Carmen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Malaga, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Del Carmen, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 2 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
On the 14th (Tue), take a stroll through Vegueta, stroll through Las Canteras Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas online travel route planner.

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Maspalomas by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Maspalomas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Costa Adeje, Tenerife

— 4 nights
Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de las Teresitas and Playa de Fanabe. Step out of the city life by going to Playa de las Vistas and Masca Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Costa Adeje: Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria (in Candelaria), Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife) (in Santa Cruz de Tenerife) and Masca Walk (in Masca). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial El Mirador, kick back and relax at Playa El Medano, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Costa Adeje day trip planning tool.

Getting from Maspalomas to Costa Adeje by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Costa Adeje, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.