16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 2 nights
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Toledo
— 1 night
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Granada
— 1 night
4
Ronda
— 1 night
5
Seville
— 1 night
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Bilbao
— 2 nights
7
Barcelona
— 2 nights
8
Valencia
— 1 night
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Madrid
— 3 nights

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Plaza de la Villa, visit La Latina, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Museo Cerralbo, then see the interesting displays at Museo Del Romanticismo, and finally see the interesting displays at Naval Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip site.

Calgary, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Madrid, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in May: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Avila, Playa del Alberche
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Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila
Naval Museum ©
Naval Museum

1
night
Toledo

Toledo
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Toledo trip itinerary site.

Getting from Madrid to Toledo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Granada.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife
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Granada

Granada ©
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 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo, see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Concepcion, take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Ermita de San Miguel Alto, then examine the collection at Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada. On the next day, take a stroll through Albayzin, contemplate the long history of Court of the Lions, then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and finally browse for treasures at Galeria Alea.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Granada journey planner.

Drive from Toledo to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Granada, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Court of the Lions ©
Court of the Lions

1
night
Ronda

Ronda
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda travel planner.

You can drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ronda are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Seville

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hospital de los Venerables, see the interesting displays at Casa Palacio de Las Duenas, then contemplate the long history of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with Gloobo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, make a trip to Plaza del Triunfo, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Caridad.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, Gloobo
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Gloobo ©
Gloobo
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 27th (Thu), head outdoors with Mount Arxanda, get engrossed in the history at Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro), then kick back and relax at Playa de Plentzia, then stroll through Sopelana Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Serantes. On your second day here, experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Begona, explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Vicente Mártir de Abando.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bilbao trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Seville to Bilbao in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seville in May, with highs in Bilbao at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Sopelana Beach, Torre Loizaga, Monte Serantes, Playa de Plentzia
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Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum ©
Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Sopelana Beach ©
Sopelana Beach

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Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 29th (Sat), wander the streets of El Born, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc Guell, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, admire the masterpieces at Joan Miro Foundation, then examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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Valencia

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take a stroll through Barrio del Carmen, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Patacona, and finally pick up some local products at Mercado Colon.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Valencia trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you will find days in Valencia are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa de la Patacona
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats ©
Barrio del Carmen ©
Barrio del Carmen

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at San Jeronimo el Real, admire the masterpieces at Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Alberche, explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, walk around Parque Madrid Rio, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, then see the interesting displays at Museo Del Romanticismo, and finally see the interesting displays at Espacio Fundacion Telefonica.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online tour planner.

You can take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Playa del Alberche
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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