16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train
3
Granada
— 1 night
Drive
4
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
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Barcelona

— 2 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona attractions planner.

London, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches
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Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Granada

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Granada online driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February in Granada, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Nerja

— 2 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Torrecilla, then stroll through Burriana Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Capistrano Playa.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nerja day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Nerja sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Seville

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
Get some cultural insight at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, and relax in sumptuous surroundings at AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seville holiday planner.

Drive from Nerja to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nerja in February: high temperatures in Seville hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 4 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
We've included these beaches for you: Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Maspalomas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maspalomas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Playa del Confital & Playa Del Hombre), Playa de Tasarte Beach (in Playa de Tasarte) and Telde (Playa de Tufia & Playa de La Garita). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Dobrev Wellness and Massage.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip builder.

You can fly from Seville to Maspalomas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Seville in February, expect Maspalomas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.