17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Bus + Fly:  16 h
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
2
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Madrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Salamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Seville
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 45 min
7
Tarragona
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Las Vegas

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.
To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip site.

Las Vegas, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Enjoy Barcelona some more: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona attractions planner.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca.

To find out how to plan a trip to Salamanca, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Salamanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in April, Salamanca is a bit cooler at night with lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

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 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Santa Marta, then visit Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seville trip app.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in May, things will get a bit warmer in Seville: highs are around 79°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 4th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cordoba online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cordoba are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

1
night
Tarragona

Tarragona ©
Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mediterranean Balcony, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Castellers, and finally ponder the design of Illuminated Fountain. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Pont del Diable, explore the ancient world of Circ Roma, and then explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro de Tarragona.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarragona trip planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Tarragona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for slightly colder days in Tarragona, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tarragona

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Illuminated Fountain
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Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona
Pont del Diable ©
Pont del Diable

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