16 days in Los Angeles, Barcelona & Malaga Itinerary

16 days in Los Angeles, Barcelona & Malaga Itinerary

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16 days in Los Angeles, Barcelona & Malaga Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
1
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Malaga, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

4
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, have fun and explore at Travel Town, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip planning website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Barcelona in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Barcelona. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Barcelona hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

5
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Bikestardo (in La Cala de Mijas), Ronda (Mirador de Aldehuela, El Tajo de Ronda, & more) and Granada (Plaza de los Aljibes & Alhambra). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de la Alberquilla, stroll through Playa del Molino de Papel, make a trip to Balcon de Europa, and steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Malaga trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Malaga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Ronda, Nerja, Granada, Bikestardo
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Wine Tours & Tastings
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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