16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly
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Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Malaga
— 2 nights
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Barcelona

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella. You'll explore and learn at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA. Step out of Barcelona to go to Santa Coloma de Cervello and see Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, visit La Barceloneta, and take a stroll through Barri de Gracia.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Barcelona. In December, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Casco Historico de Toledo. Shop till you drop at Gran Via and Mercado San Miguel. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo & Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha) and Avila (Basilica de San Vicente, The Walls of Avila, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo, and get engrossed in the history at Naval Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 54°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

Seville

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Centro de Interpretacion Juderia de Sevilla and Archaeological Museum of Sevilla. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barrio Santa Cruz and Archaeological Ensemble of Italica. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, and see the interesting displays at Hospital de los Venerables.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seville road trip planner.

Fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Seville: highs are around 61°F and lows about 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

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.
On the 4th (Mon), browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares, and then don't miss a visit to La Calle Larios. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Victoria, then delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Malaga, and finally contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Seville to Malaga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seville in January: highs in Malaga hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · 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.