16 days in Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate El Cafè de la Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Step out of the city life by going to La Barceloneta and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Park Güell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona vacation trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Barcelona is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Juan in September: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Rijksmuseum and Verzetsmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anne Frank House and Red Light District. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Barcelona to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, Amsterdam is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then catch a live event at Plaza De Toros De La Maestranza, and then explore the world behind art at Seville Museum of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seville vacation builder.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Seville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect Seville to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Granada, Spain

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 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, then admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, and then admire the striking features of Alhambra. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin and then steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla ©
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, take a stroll through Gran Via, and then explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio de Salamanca, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Madrid sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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

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