18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + bus:  31​h
1
Adeje, Tenerife
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Lanzarote
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Barcelona
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manila, Luzon

4
nights
Adeje, Tenerife

Adeje ©
Straddling the foothills of the Teide volcano and Tenerife’s southern shores, Adeje is known for its beautiful island architecture and a backdrop of green, mountainous scenery.
Attractions like Playa Del Duque and Costa Martianez make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de las Vistas and Canarias Concept. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Park Las Aquilas Jungle Park and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Enramada.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Adeje trip generator.

Manila, Philippines to Adeje is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in December, things will get little chillier in Adeje: highs are around 26°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa De La Enramada, Canarias Concept, Playa de las Vistas, Park Las Aquilas Jungle Park, Costa Martianez
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Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas
Costa Martianez ©
Costa Martianez

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Maspalomas travel planner.

You can fly from Adeje to Maspalomas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Corralejo travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Corralejo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
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Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Angel Cabrera, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del papagayo. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Rio.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lanzarote sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Corralejo to Lanzarote takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Lanzarote sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Family-friendly places like La Sagrada Familia and Magic Fountain (Font Magica) will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, admire the landmark architecture of El Pabellón de Barcelona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona custom trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lanzarote to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Lanzarote to Barcelona is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lanzarote in December: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Plaza de Oriente. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid vacation trip planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in December, with highs in Madrid at 11°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza de Oriente ©
Plaza de Oriente

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