18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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Fly
1
Madrid
— 1 night
Drive
2
Salamanca
— 1 night
Train to Madrid-Chamartin, Fly to Tenerife Sur Apt
3
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
Fly to Arrecife, Bus to Puerto Del Carmen
5
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Bus to Arrecife, Fly to Sevilla
6
Seville
— 1 night
Drive
7
Nerja
— 1 night
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Bus to Malaga, Fly to Ibiza, Ferry to Formentera
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Formentera
— 1 night
Ferry
9
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Drive
11
Begur
— 2 nights
Drive to Barcelona International Airport, Fly to Istanbul Airport

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Madrid

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Madrid is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites

Salamanca

— 1 night

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Salamanca trip builder tool.

You can drive from Madrid to Salamanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect Salamanca to be slightly colder, temps between 37°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums

Costa Adeje, Tenerife

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): hike along Barranco del Infierno, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Vistas. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa de Fanabe, then kick back and relax at Playa del Duque, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Costa Adeje tour builder tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Salamanca to Costa Adeje takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Salamanca to Costa Adeje, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salamanca in July: highs in Costa Adeje hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Agustin, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Maspalomas online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Costa Adeje to Maspalomas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Chica, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, then Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, then see the interesting displays at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, and finally kick back and relax at Surf Spot Famara. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa Dorada Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Montana Roja, then Head underground at Los Hervideros, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at El Lago Verde / Charco de los Clicos.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Puerto Del Carmen travel route app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Seville

— 1 night

City of Towers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in July, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Nerja

— 1 night
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 19th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, then kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nerja online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Nerja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nerja can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Formentera

— 1 night
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): head off the coast to S'Espalmador, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Llevant, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Ses Illetes, enjoy the sea views from Cap de Barbaria, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Es Arenals, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de Migjorn.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Formentera trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Nerja to Formentera in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nerja in July: highs in Formentera hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Formentera

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Ibiza Town, Ibiza

— 2 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 21st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja de ses Salines, head off the coast to Es Vedra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Vadella, then kick back and relax at Cala Comte, then stroll through Playa Cala Salada, and finally see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Dalt Vila, step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, then get engrossed in the history at Madina Yabisa Interpretation Centre, then kick back and relax at Cala de Sant Vicent, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Saladeta.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ibiza Town travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Formentera to Ibiza Town in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ibiza Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fenals Beach and Platja d’es Codolar. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Esglesia Vella de Sant Vicenc. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar to see Jardines de Santa Clotilde about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Begur.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Begur

— 2 nights
Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). On the 26th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castell de Begur, explore the world behind art at Dali Theatre-Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Girona Cathedral (Catedral), and finally identify plant and animal life at Camino de Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Fonda, then kick back and relax at La playa de Tamariu, and then stroll through Aigua Xelida.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Begur trip itinerary website.

Drive from Barcelona to Begur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Begur, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Begur

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.