12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  21 h
1
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
3
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 23rd (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Artestruz Mallorca, then explore the activities along Platja d'es Carbo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Es Trenc. On your second day here, take a stroll through Puerto de Soller, take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana, then examine the collection at Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver), and finally don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca vacation builder.

New York City, USA to Palma de Mallorca is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Palma de Mallorca due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Campos, Serra de Tramuntana, Platja d'es Carbo
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Artestruz Mallorca ©
Artestruz Mallorca
Es Trenc ©
Es Trenc
Passeig des Born ©
Passeig des Born

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 25th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Església Nuestra Sra. Del Carmen, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Bassa, and then kick back and relax at Cala Comte. On the next day, wander the streets of Dalt Vila, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Ibiza, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Ses Salines.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ibiza Town vacation builder.

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May in Ibiza Town, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cala Comte, Cala Bassa
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Cala Bassa ©
Cala Bassa
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Església Nuestra Sra. Del Carmen ©
Església Nuestra Sra. Del Carmen

3
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Vegueta and El Faro de Maspalomas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Playa de Amadores and Playa de Las Canteras. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan and head outdoors with Dunas de Maspalomas.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ibiza Town to Maspalomas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ibiza Town to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ibiza Town in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Maspalomas, with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

2
nights
Lanzarote

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique and Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino. Take a break from the city and head to Montana Roja and Salinas de Teguise. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del papagayo, examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Rio, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lanzarote trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Maspalomas to Lanzarote takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. May in Lanzarote sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks Nature Beaches
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Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino ©
Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino
Las Salinas ©
Las Salinas

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