9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Seville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Barcelona
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Accra

1
night
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 8th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, then look for gifts at Compania de la Galleta, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Costa Canaria.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas day trip site .

Accra, Ghana to Maspalomas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Accra in October; daily highs in Maspalomas reach 30°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Compania de la Galleta, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 10th (Thu), Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and then kick back and relax at Playa Dorada Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Del Carmen holiday maker site .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Del Carmen are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Seville, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

1
night
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona route maker .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in October, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then take a stroll through Gran Via, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Madrid vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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