22 days in Spain Itinerary

22 days in Spain Itinerary

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22 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Train:  2​h 30​min
1
Malaga
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Madrid

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Royal Chapel of Granada and Marbella Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Torcal de Antequera and Puente Nuevo. Take a break from Malaga with a short trip to Parque De La Paloma in Benalmadena, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Malaga day trip planning app .

Madrid to Malaga is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in March, with highs in Malaga at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Parque De La Paloma, El Torcal de Antequera, Marbella Old Town, Royal Chapel of Granada, Puente Nuevo
Highlights from your plan
Mercado Central de Atarazanas ©
Mercado Central de Atarazanas
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Arte Taurino, make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Almodovar, then steep yourself in history at Molino de la Albolafia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Andres.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba journey planner.

Getting from Malaga to Cordoba by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Cordoba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castillo de Almodovar
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Historico de Sevilla and Iglesia Colegial del Salvador. Explore hidden gems such as Parque de Maria Luisa and Archaeological Ensemble of Italica. Take a break from Seville with a short trip to Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre in Jerez De La Frontera, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Pilatos, and get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville attractions planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Seville are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Seville

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©

4
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.
Head to Centro de la cochinilla, tratamiento e interpretacion. and Fund Grube Las Palmerasfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Fundacion Cesar Manrique and Museo de Arte Sacro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Del Carmen: Playa Blanca (Playa Flamingo, Playa Blanca, & more), Parque Natural de Corralejo (in Corralejo) and El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons (in El Cotillo). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Old Town Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Cactus, and Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Del Carmen driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Seville to Puerto Del Carmen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Puerto Del Carmen is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seville in March; daily highs in Puerto Del Carmen reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Corralejo, Haria, Centro de la cochinilla, tratamiento e interpretacion.
Highlights from your plan
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique

4
nights
Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa del Duque and Teide National Park. Shop till you drop at Centro Comercial El Mirador and Mercado Parque La Reina. Explore Costa Adeje's surroundings by going to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife) & Playa de las Teresitas), Masca Walk (in Masca) and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria (in Candelaria).

Make your Costa Adeje itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Costa Adeje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In March, daytime highs in Costa Adeje are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tenerife, El Medano, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Mercado Parque La Reina, Masca Walk
Highlights from your plan
Playa de la Tejita ©
Playa de la Tejita
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 20th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, then kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Agustin, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Vegueta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Canteras Beach, and then stroll through Playa de Mogan.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Maspalomas attractions planner .

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Maspalomas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Maspalomas sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
Highlights from your plan
Playa de San Agustin ©
Playa de San Agustin
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Get some cultural insight at Serra de Tramuntana and Castell de Bellver. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa de Muro and Cala Millor Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi), Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia) and Playa del Puerto de Pollensa (in Port de Pollenca). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Cap de Formentor and get some fabulous bargains at Lottusse Outlet.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Maspalomas to Palma de Mallorca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, Palma de Mallorca is a bit cooler than Maspalomas - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Serra de Tramuntana, Lottusse Outlet, Playa de Alcudia, Playa de Muro, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Cala Millor Beach ©
Cala Millor Beach
Parc Natural de Mondrago ©
Parc Natural de Mondrago

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