16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13​h
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ibiza Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ronda
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel route planner.

New Delhi, India to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Barcelona. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Ibiza Town

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Change things up with a short trip to Cala Bassa in Sant Antoni de Portmany (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, look for gifts at De Mil Amores, stroll through Platja de ses Salines, and kick back and relax at Cala Comte.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ibiza Town online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Granada.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, Cala Comte
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Cala Bassa ©
Cala Bassa

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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, take a stroll through Albayzin, and then have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then make a trip to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Granada road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Granada takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ibiza Town in December, with highs in Granada at 15°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get great views at Puente Nuevo, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of La Ciudad, then don't miss a visit to Alameda Del Tajo, then take a stroll through Old City, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda trip planning website .

You can drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in December, Ronda is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City

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Seville

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 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip planner .

Take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get all the equipment you need at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, experience rural life at Finca Canarias Aloe Vera, and take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Seville to Maspalomas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Seville to Maspalomas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Maspalomas is somewhat warmer than Seville - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Mogan, Finca Canarias Aloe Vera, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Amadores
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Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, make a trip to Catedral Primada, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid itinerary planning site .

Getting from Maspalomas to Madrid by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Madrid. Traveling from Maspalomas in December, expect nights in Madrid to be colder, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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