18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  21 h
1
Madrid
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Alicante
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Valencia
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Madrid
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Templo de Debod, Wanda Metropolitano and Plaza Mayor. Prado National Museum and Museo Sorolla are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Barrio de Salamanca and Cava Baja Gallery. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): browse for treasures at Galeria Alea. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jerome Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, then steep yourself in history at La Madraza, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Milenium Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Granada trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Granada are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Saint Jerome Monastery
Saint Jerome Monastery
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

2
nights
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Marina de Alicante, examine the collection at Museo The Ocean Race, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Santa Magdalena.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Alicante itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Granada to Alicante takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Alicante

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santuario Santa Magdalena, Basilica de Santa Maria
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Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara
Santuario Santa Magdalena ©
Santuario Santa Magdalena
San Nicolas de Bari Procathedral ©
San Nicolas de Bari Procathedral

3
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market of Valencia, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Valencia road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Alicante to Valencia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Valencia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Playa de la Patacona, Castell de Xativa, Coves de Sant Josep
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Castell de Xativa ©
Castell de Xativa
Coves de Sant Josep ©
Coves de Sant Josep

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Appreciate the collections at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Girona Cathedral (Catedral) (in Girona) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, visit El Born, walk around Parc Guell, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder site.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
On the 6th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museo Cerralbo, then take a stroll through Gran Via, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip website.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museo Cerralbo ©
Museo Cerralbo
National Archaeological Museum of Spain ©
National Archaeological Museum of Spain
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

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