18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

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
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. Family-friendly places like Royal Palace of Madrid and Retiro Park will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid holiday builder website .

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 changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. 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
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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 fly 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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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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.
On your second day here, make a trip to Marina de Alicante, examine the collection at Museo The Ocean Race, then make a trip to 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.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Alicante trip planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Alicante takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. June in Alicante sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Alicante

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Basilica de Santa Maria, Santuario Santa Magdalena
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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: browse the different shops at Central Market (Mercado Central), observe the fascinating underwater world at City of the Arts and Sciences, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Valencia online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Alicante to Valencia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Playa de la Patacona, Coves de Sant Josep, Castell de Xativa
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City of the Arts and Sciences ©
City of the Arts and Sciences
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 Vila Vella (Old Town) and El Barri Gòtic. Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Step out of Barcelona to go to Girona and see Girona Cathedral (Catedral), which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through El Born, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barri de Gracia, and admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

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
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo Cerralbo, take a stroll through Gran Via, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Museo Cerralbo ©
Museo Cerralbo
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

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