24 days in Spain Itinerary

24 days in Spain Itinerary

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24 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Medford
Fly:  27​h
1
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Salamanca
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Zaragoza
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Medford

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cueva de los Verdes and Fundacion Cesar Manrique. You'll get in some beach time at Papagayo Beach and Playa Dorada Beach. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Los Hervideros, get great views at Mirador Del Rio, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen vacation planner.

Medford, USA to Puerto Del Carmen is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Medford in September, Puerto Del Carmen is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Jardin de Cactus, Playa Dorada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as El Faro de Maspalomas and Vegueta are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dunas de Maspalomas and Playa de Mogan. Step out of Maspalomas with an excursion to Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Costa Canaria, and kick back and relax at Playa de la Caleta.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Maspalomas travel tool .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Maspalomas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Maspalomas, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 30th (Wed): take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then don't miss a visit to Roman Bridge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, and then don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba road trip planner .

You can fly from Maspalomas to Cordoba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in September, expect nights in Cordoba to be a bit cooler, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

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. Visit Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and make a trip to Eglise du Divin Sauveur.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seville day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Seville, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Appreciate the collections at Alcazar de Segovia and Catedral de Segovia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Walls of Avila and Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Avila (Cathedral of Avila & The Four Posts). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, admire the landmark architecture of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salamanca trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Seville to Salamanca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in October, with highs in Salamanca at 71°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avila, Segovia, Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia

1
night
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zaragoza itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Zaragoza takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Zaragoza. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©

5
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Dali Theatre-Museum (in Figueres). The adventure continues: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona vacation planning tool .

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zaragoza in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dali Theatre-Museum, Vila Vella (Old Town), Camino de Ronda, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

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