18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  17​h
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Zaragoza
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

2
nights
Barcelona

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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Mexico City in April, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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 15th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia, then steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zaragoza trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Barcelona to Zaragoza by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Zaragoza can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Room Escape Games
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, then walk around Retiro Park, and finally examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Madrid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Madrid are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
On the 18th (Thu), make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, contemplate the long history of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cordoba trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Patios de Cordoba ©
Patios de Cordoba
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in April, you will find days in Seville are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Cactus, examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa del papagayo, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Puerto Del Carmen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Seville in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Del Carmen, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Jardin de Cactus, Fundacion Cesar Manrique
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Jardin de Cactus ©
Jardin de Cactus

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nights
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
On the 23rd (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Corralejo Padel Club, then make a trip to Puerto de Corralejo, then explore the striking landscape at Corralejo Dunes, and finally identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural de Corralejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at komodo, and then stroll through El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Corralejo tour itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Puerto Del Carmen to Corralejo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Corralejo are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, Corralejo Padel Club
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Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
Corralejo Dunes ©
Corralejo Dunes
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dunas de Maspalomas and Palmitos Park. Explore Maspalomas' surroundings by going to Mirador de Puerto de Mogan (in Puerto de Mogan) and Las Canteras Beach (in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, stop by Tresor Noir, and get all the equipment you need at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Maspalomas road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Corralejo to Maspalomas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto de Mogan, Tresor Noir, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Amadores
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Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Dunas de Maspalomas ©
Dunas de Maspalomas
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

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