17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain visit planner

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Fly
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Madrid
— 2 nights
Train
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Valladolid
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Oviedo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Santander
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Bilbao
— 2 nights
Drive
6
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Madrid
— 1 night
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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 17th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, stop by Barrio de Las Letras, get a taste of the local shopping with Cava Baja Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Villa, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa de la Panaderia. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Geominero, then wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Gaviria, and finally take a stroll through Calle Mayor.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip builder tool.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from San Juan to Madrid. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Juan in February: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Valladolid.

Things to do in Madrid

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Valladolid

— 2 nights

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santiago, explore the historical opulence of Palacio Marques de Villena, then get engrossed in the history at Colegio de San Gregorio, then examine the collection at Museo Diocesano y Catedralicio de Valladolid, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fundacion Alberto Jimenez-Arellano Alonso. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Iglesia De Santa Maria, get to know the fascinating history of Ruta del Hereje, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Palacio de Pimentel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Miguel and San Julian.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Valladolid tour planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Valladolid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oviedo.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums

Oviedo

— 2 nights
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Libreria Cervantes, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan el Real, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Tirso El Real, then stop by Casco Antiguo, and finally hike along Route of Santiago de Compostela. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria de Luanco, then learn about all things military at Museo Maritimo de Asturias, then admire all the interesting features of Senda Poniente-El Rinconin, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oviedo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Valladolid to Oviedo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Valladolid in February; daily highs in Oviedo reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Oviedo

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Santander

— 2 nights

Spain's Most Elegant City

Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor, then kick back and relax at Playa de los Peligros, then stroll through Playa de Bikini, and finally stroll around Parque de las Llamas. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Santisimo Cristo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Church, then kick back and relax at La Maruca Beach, then stroll through Playa de La Arnia, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado de la Esperanza.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Santander online route planner.

You can drive from Oviedo to Santander in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. February in Santander sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santander

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bilbao

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Francisco de Asis, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Artxanda, then do a tasting at Astobiza, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Serantes. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a stroll through Calzadas de Mallona, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro), and finally take in the views from La Salve zubia.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bilbao trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Santander to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Bilbao are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): visit La calle 31 de agosto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zurriola Beach, and then look and learn at Eureka! Zientzia Museoa. Here are some ideas for day two: slough off your stress at Spa Malecon, pause for some serene contemplation at Ermita de San Telmo, then kick back and relax at Playa de Itzurun, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Salvador, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Guipuzkoa.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
On the 1st (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then get outside with Bunker del Carmel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barri de Gracia. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeig del Born, stroll the grounds of Cementerio de Montjuic, then relax and rejuvenate at 1850 Urban Spa Barcelona, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu del Modernisme.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip maker.

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Outdoors

Madrid

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, then take a stroll through Malasana, and then examine the collection at Espacio Fundacion Telefonica. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of La Latina, then learn about all things military at Museo del Aire, and then stroll around Parque La Quinta de los Molinos.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in March, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.