16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
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Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Malaga
— 1 night
Drive
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Arcos de la Frontera
— 1 night
Drive
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Tarifa
— 1 day
Drive
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Seville
— 3 nights
Fly
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Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly
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Madrid
— 1 night

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Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Granada.
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Granada — 2 nights

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 3rd (Sat), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then wander the streets of Albayzin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abadia del Sacromonte, surround yourself with nature on Granadaways, then admire the striking features of Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Granada, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Malaga.
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Malaga — 1 night

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 5th (Mon), stroll through Playa de Fuengirola, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get outside with Adventure Rider Centre, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Victoria, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, then steep yourself in history at Alcazaba de Antequera, and finally steep yourself in history at Dolmen de Menga.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Malaga travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Malaga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arcos de la Frontera.
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Arcos de la Frontera — 1 night

Arcos de la Frontera is a town and municipality in the Sierra de Cádiz comarca, province of Cádiz, in Andalusia, Spain. To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Arcos de la Frontera holiday builder app.

You can drive from Malaga to Arcos de la Frontera in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Malaga in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Arcos de la Frontera, with lows around 62°F. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Tarifa.
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Tarifa — 1 day

As the southernmost point in Europe, Tarifa is famous for having the continent’s best windsurfing conditions, making it a well-known surfer’s paradise.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Valdevaqueros, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Guzman el Bueno, then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Paloma, then kick back and relax at Playa de Bolonia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tarifa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arcos de la Frontera to Tarifa in 2 hours. Traveling from Arcos de la Frontera in September, you will find days in Tarifa are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seville.
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Seville — 3 nights

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 outdoors at Playa Del Parador and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de España and La Rabida Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Playa de Cuesta Maneli (in Huelva) and Hermitage of El Rocío (in Almonte). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seville attractions tool.

You can drive from Tarifa to Seville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Seville when traveling from Tarifa in September, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Palma de Mallorca.
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Palma de Mallorca, Majorca — 3 nights

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca trip planner.

You can fly from Seville to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Explore hidden gems such as Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Step out of Barcelona to go to Santa Coloma de Cervello and see Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, stroll around Parc Guell, and get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip app.

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You will leave for Madrid on the 17th (Sat).
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Madrid — 1 night

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 59°F. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sun).
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Spain travel guide

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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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