16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Seville
— 2 nights
4
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Granada
— 2 nights
6
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Get some cultural insight at El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso. There's much more to do: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Barcelona, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Barcelona hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Moli, kick back and relax at Cala d'Aubarca, and then stroll through Cala S'Illot des Rencli. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, and finally see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cala d'Aubarca, Cala S'Illot des Rencli
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Un Gato en Bicicleta, deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, then get engrossed in the history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seville tour itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. October in Seville sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Escape the urban bustle at Playa de la Alberquilla and Playa El Salon. Relax by the water at Playa del Molino de Papel and Playa Torrecilla. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, stroll through Playa El Playazo, and look for gifts at Torrox Costa Promenade.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nerja holiday builder .

You can drive from Seville to Nerja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Nerja when traveling from Seville in October, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Torrox Costa Promenade
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Wed), wander the streets of Albayzin, then explore the world behind art at Milenium Gallery, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Royal Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, stop by Reez, then contemplate the long history of Generalife, and finally explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Granada road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore and learn at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, shop like a local with Rio Creative Art Center, and examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planner .

Fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Madrid sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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