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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): experience rural life at Artestruz Mallorca, enjoy the sand and surf at Platja d'es Carbo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Es Trenc. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Puerto de Soller, then take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana, then see the interesting displays at Can Prunera Museum of Modernism, and finally see the interesting displays at Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our 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 in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Campos, Platja d'es Carbo, Can Prunera Museum of Modernism, Serra de Tramuntana
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Artestruz Mallorca ©
Artestruz Mallorca
Can Prunera Museum of Modernism ©
Can Prunera Museum of Modernism
Es Trenc ©
Es Trenc

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.
Start off your visit 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 enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Dalt Vila, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Ses Salines.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ibiza Town holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vegueta and El Faro de Maspalomas. Get outdoors at Playa de Amadores and Playa de Las Canteras. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan and get outside with Dunas de Maspalomas.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Maspalomas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ibiza Town to Maspalomas takes 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, Maspalomas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
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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 Montana Roja. Get outdoors at Playa del papagayo and Los Hervideros. Go for a jaunt from Lanzarote to Guatiza to see Salinas de Teguise about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, and take in the exciting artwork at Angel Cabrera.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lanzarote custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Maspalomas to Lanzarote in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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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