21 days in Spain Itinerary

21 days in Spain Itinerary

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21 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
2
Ciutadella, Menorca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Alcudia, Majorca
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Adeje, Tenerife
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  18​h
End: Anchorage

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or MACBA- Museo de Arte Moderno de Barcelona. El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria La Lesia, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take in the exciting artwork at Begemot Art & Fashion Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planning site .

Anchorage, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Central European Time (CET) is 10 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Anchorage in September: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 79°F and lows are around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Ciutadella, Menorca

Ciutadella ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cala Macarelleta and Cala Turqueta. Shop till you drop at Binibeca Vell and Sala Municipal de Exposiciones del Roser. Explore Ciutadella's surroundings by going to La Ventana Gourmet (in Mahon), Cala Viola de Ponent (in Mercadal) and Playa de Son Bou (in Alaior). It doesn't end there: stroll through Cala Pregonda.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ciutadella trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Ciutadella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Ciutadella are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Alcudia.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Menorca, Playa de Son Bou, La Ventana Gourmet, Cala Viola de Ponent
Highlights from your plan
Cala De La Macarelleta ©
Cala De La Macarelleta
Playa de Son Bou ©
Playa de Son Bou
Cala Turqueta
Cala Turqueta

3
nights
Alcudia, Majorca

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. We've included these beaches for you: Playa de Muro and Cala Molins. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Alcudia and Samaki. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alcudia: Palma de Mallorca (AHOY! Art Gallery Palma & Bellver Castle). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Port de Pollenca Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Mal Pas.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alcudia trip site .

Ride a ferry from Ciutadella to Alcudia in 2 hours. September in Alcudia sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Alcudia

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Samaki, Cala Molins, Playa de Muro
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa

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.
Relax by the water at Playa de Amadores and Las Canteras Beach. El Faro de Maspalomas and Vegueta will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas, browse the different shops at Boulevard El Faro, and stop by The Mint Company.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alcudia to Maspalomas in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Alcudia in October, Maspalomas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Meloneras, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Vegueta ©
Vegueta

3
nights
Adeje, Tenerife

Adeje ©
Straddling the foothills of the Teide volcano and Tenerife’s southern shores, Adeje is known for its beautiful island architecture and a backdrop of green, mountainous scenery.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at El Artesano and Grupo Jugueterias La Casita. Explore hidden gems such as Playa de las Vistas and Playa Del Duque. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adeje: Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria (in Candelaria), Lonja Pesquera Los Abrigos (in Los Abrigos) and Charco del Viento (in La Guancha). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at La Musa and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Adeje trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Maspalomas to Adeje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October in Adeje, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Adeje

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

El Artesano, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, Playa de las Vistas, Lonja Pesquera Los Abrigos, Charco del Viento
Highlights from your plan
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas
Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as The Walls of Avila and Alcazar de Segovia are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Diseno Propio. Artesania., admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madrid itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Adeje to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Adeje to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adeje in October, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Walls of Avila, Alcazar of Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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