18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  30​h
1
Malaga
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  7​h 45​min
4
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Leon
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  4​h
6
Formentera
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get some historical perspective at Monasterio Cartuja and Castillo de Gibralfaro. Get some cultural insight at Castillo de Colomares and Marbella Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Royal Chapel of Granada (in Granada), Puente Nuevo (in Ronda) and Balcon de Europa (in Nerja). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, wander the streets of Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Malaga trip planning tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Malaga is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Malaga is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Malaga at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Granada, Balcon de Europa, Marbella Old Town, Puente Nuevo
Highlights from your plan
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

3
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

Puerto Del Carmen ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique and Fundacion Cesar Manrique. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Los Hervideros and Bodega La Geria. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Del Carmen side-trips: Montana Roja (in Playa Blanca) and Parque Natural de Corralejo (in Corralejo). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Surf Spot Famara, stroll through Playa Chica, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Malaga to Puerto Del Carmen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Malaga to Puerto Del Carmen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Puerto Del Carmen, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Montana Roja, Bodega La Geria, Jardin de Cactus, Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
Highlights from your plan
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique

2
nights
Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje ©
On the 21st (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Faro del Porís, then get impressive views of Teide National Park, then kick back and relax at Playa Fanabe, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de las Vistas. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Cueva del Viento, enjoy the sand and surf at Piscinas Naturales El Caleton, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Duque.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Costa Adeje trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Costa Adeje takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In September, daytime highs in Costa Adeje are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salamanca.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Faro del Porís, Playa de las Vistas, Piscinas Naturales El Caleton, Cueva del Viento, Teide National Park
Highlights from your plan
Playa Fanabe ©
Playa Fanabe
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas
Piscinas Naturales El Caleton ©
Piscinas Naturales El Caleton

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral of Avila and Ieronimus. Do some cultural sightseeing at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) and St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban). Explore Salamanca's surroundings by going to Avila (The Walls of Avila, Basilica de San Vicente, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Salamanca trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Costa Adeje to Salamanca by combination of flight and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Costa Adeje to Salamanca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Costa Adeje in September, Salamanca is cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Leon.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Avila
Highlights from your plan
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

2
nights
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, steep yourself in history at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, then admire the landmark architecture of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, then explore the historical opulence of Palacio De Gaudi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Convento de las Concepcionistas, then explore the world behind art at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Astorga Cathedral, and finally Head underground at Cuevas de Valporquero.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Leon online travel planner .

Drive from Salamanca to Leon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in September, you will find days in Leon are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Astorga, Cuevas de Valporquero
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Palacio De Gaudi ©
Palacio De Gaudi
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon

2
nights
Formentera

Formentera ©
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
On the 28th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Cap de Barbaria, then kick back and relax at Playa de Ses Illetes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Llevant, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de Migjorn.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Formentera online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Leon to Formentera takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Leon in September, with highs in Formentera at 32°C and lows at 23°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Formentera

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cap de Barbaria ©
Cap de Barbaria
Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant
Platja de Migjorn ©
Platja de Migjorn

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