22 days in Albacete, Valencia & Barcelona Itinerary

22 days in Albacete, Valencia & Barcelona Itinerary

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Albacete
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Valencia
— 7 nights
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Albacete

— 7 nights
Albacete is a city and municipality in the Spanish autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha, and capital of the province of Albacete. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albacete: Lagunas de Ruidera (in Ruidera), Cueva de Montesinos (in Ossa de Montiel) and Aventura2 (in La Puerta de Segura). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque de Abelardo Sanchez, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoz del rio Jucar, head outdoors with Nacimiento de Rio Frio, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Albacete.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Albacete vacation maker.

In June in Albacete, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Albacete

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Valencia

— 7 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valencia: Javea (Playa La Granadella & Stand-Up Paddleboarding), Cala Denia (in Denia) and Benidorm (Aqualandia, Platja de Ponent, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanografic Valencia, stroll around Parque Natural de la Albufera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip planner.

You can drive from Albacete to Valencia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Barcelona

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols), PortAventura (in Salou) and S'Agaro (San Pol Beach & Camino de Ronda). There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Province of Albacete travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · River Rafting & Tubing
Albacete is a city and municipality in the Spanish autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha, and capital of the province of Albacete. It is in the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula, in the region known as the Meseta Central within the historic region of La Mancha, in the smaller historic region of La Mancha de Montearagón; the area around the city is known as Los Llanos. With a population of 172,487 in the municipality proper, and 219,121 in the larger metropolitan area, it is the largest city in both the province and the region of Castilla-La Mancha, and indeed one of the largest of inland Spain, being included in the 20 largest urban areas in Spain. The municipality of Albacete is also the seventh largest in Spain by area, being 1125.91km².Albacete is the economic and judicial capital of Castilla-La Mancha, being home to the regional High Court of Justice. The writer, novelist, essayist and literary critic Azorin described the city of Albacete in a poem as "The New York of La Mancha".The origins of the city are uncertain, with the earliest proof of settlement dating to the time of Al-Andalus, when the settlement was originally named البسيط, meaning "The Flat" in the Arabic referring to the flat land around. The city increased in prominence in the early 20th century during the Spanish Civil War due its strategic importance as national headquarters of the International Brigades.

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