20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Seville
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Teide National Park and Playa de las Teresitas. Escape the urban bustle at Playa del Duque and Playa de las Vistas.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Costa Adeje itinerary builder website .

Montreal, Canada to Costa Adeje is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET) is 5 hours. Traveling from Montreal in October, things will get warmer in Costa Adeje: highs are around 31°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de las Vistas, Playa de las Teresitas, Teide National Park, El Medano
Highlights from your plan
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque

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.
On the 10th (Thu), stroll through Las Canteras Beach, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Caleta, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Dunas de Maspalomas. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Maspalomas journey planner.

Fly from Costa Adeje to Maspalomas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de la Caleta, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
Highlights from your plan
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get great views at Mirador Del Rio, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, then examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Flamingo, then stroll through Papagayo Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Dorada Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Puerto Del Carmen vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca
Highlights from your plan
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Historico de Sevilla and Eglise du Divin Sauveur. Go for a jaunt from Seville to Cadiz to see Catedral de Cadiz about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, browse the exhibits of Torre del Oro, admire the striking features of Plaza de España, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville day trip app .

You can fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Seville, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Catedral de Cadiz
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Alcazar de Segovia. Explore hidden gems such as The Walls of Avila and Cathedral of Avila. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Cordoba in October, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avila, Catedral Primada, Alcazar de Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Popular historic sites such as Castell de Bellver and Catedral de Mallorca are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa de Alcudia and Serra de Tramuntana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palma de Mallorca: Playa del Puerto de Pollensa (in Port de Pollenca), Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro) and Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Palma de Mallorca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Palma de Mallorca are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Alcudia, Playa de Muro, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Serra de Tramuntana
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona tour planning website .

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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