17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  27​h
1
Leon
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Ciutadella, Menorca
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Madrid
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo de León, admire the masterpieces at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, then examine the collection at Museo Etnografico Provincial de Leon, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Fauna Salvaje. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Plaza San Martin, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Escribano Arte Medieval, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Puente del Passo Honroso.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Leon trip itinerary builder .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Leon is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, Leon is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Leon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Museo Etnografico Provincial de Leon, Museo de la Fauna Salvaje, Puente del Passo Honroso
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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines ©
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines
Museo de la Fauna Salvaje ©
Museo de la Fauna Salvaje

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Let the collections at CosmoCaixa Barcelona and Casa Mila - La Pedrera capture your imagination. Vila Vella (Old Town) and Ciutat Vella are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through El Born, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Leon to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Leon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

2
nights
Ciutadella, Menorca

Ciutadella ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Calan Porter Beach, then kick back and relax at Playa de Son Bou, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pregonda. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Ciudadela, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Turqueta, and then stroll through Cala Macarelleta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ciutadella trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Ciutadella in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Alaior, Menorca
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Playa de Son Bou ©
Playa de Son Bou
Cala Pregonda ©
Cala Pregonda
Cala De La Macarelleta ©
Cala De La Macarelleta

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Relax by the water at Cala Millor Beach and Playa de Muro. Bring the kids along to Playa de Alcudia and Caves of Drach. Take a break from Palma de Mallorca with a short trip to Cuevas de Arta in Capdepera, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bellver Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palma Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ciutadella to Palma de Mallorca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cuevas de Arta, Playa de Alcudia, Playa de Muro, Cala Millor Beach, Cuevas del Drach
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Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Catedral de Segovia and Prado National Museum. Explore hidden gems such as The Four Posts and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Casco Historico de Toledo (in Toledo), Avila (Basilica de San Vicente & The Walls of Avila) and Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Alberche, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Palma de Mallorca in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Avila, Toledo, Segovia, Playa del Alberche
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia

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