16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip itinerary builder
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Drive
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Slovenska Bistrica

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museu Maritim de Barcelona, Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, La Boqueria, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally shop like a local with La Boqueria. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Palau Guell, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Maritim de Barcelona.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona vacation planner.

Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour car ride. Traveling from Slovenska Bistrica in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Valencia.
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Valencia — 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Central Market of Valencia, Bioparc Valencia, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and other attractions you added. Visit Valencia Cathedral and Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Lonja de la Seda and L'Iber Museo de Los Soldaditos de Plomo. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Instituto Valencia d'Arte Modern (IVAM), see the interesting displays at Museu de Prehistoria de Valencia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardi del Turia.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Valencia journey maker site.

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July in Valencia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Granada.
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Granada — 2 nights

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.
You've added Monasterio Cartuja, Saint Jerome Monastery, Royal Chapel of Granada, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de San Miguel. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, take a stroll through Calle Elvira, then contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jerome Monastery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Granada sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Valencia to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Valencia in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Malaga.
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Malaga — 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Balcony of Europe. On the 29th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro, contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, then steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de La Malagueta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then appreciate the history behind La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete, then make a trip to El Puente del Águila, and finally kick back and relax at Burriana Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Malaga: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Seville.
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Seville — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Santa Marta, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Madrid.
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Madrid — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Parque del Retiro. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Alcazar of Segovia. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more) and Segovia (Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, Acueduct of Segovia, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the striking features of Templo de Debod, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madrid travel planner.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · 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.
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