18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Portland
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Adeje, Tenerife
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Portland

2
days
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 23rd (Sat), browse the exhibits of Casa Batlló and then admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at El Cafè de la Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell.

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Portland, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Barcelona, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in December, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 59°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

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Casa Batlló ©
Casa Batlló
La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
Park Güell ©
Park Güell

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Juan de Dios and then get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra and then take a stroll through Sacromonte.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Granada reach 54°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

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Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Sacromonte ©
Sacromonte

3
days
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visiting Castle of Ibiza and Zipline will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mirador del Valle and Plaza de Zocodover. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, stroll through Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via, and wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca.

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Traveling by flight from Granada to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Madrid are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

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Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

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Toledo, Castle of Ibiza
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Gran Via ©
Gran Via
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Museo Nacional del Prado ©
Museo Nacional del Prado

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): Head underground at Barranco de Guayadeque. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Maspalomas travel planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Maspalomas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in December: highs in Maspalomas hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Wildlife Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Barranco de Guayadeque, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Barranco de Guayadeque ©
Barranco de Guayadeque
Scuba & Snorkeling
Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador ©
Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador

1
day
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at El Duque.

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You can fly from Maspalomas to Adeje in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Adeje

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa de Abama
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El Duque ©
El Duque
Playa de Abama ©
Playa de Abama

2
days
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
On the 4th (Thu), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Canario, and then kick back and relax at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria and then stroll through Grandes Playas Corralejo.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Adeje to Corralejo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Corralejo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Grandes Playas Corralejo, Centro de Arte Canario, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, Iglesia Catedral de Santa Maria de Betancuria
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El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Spas & Wellness

2
days
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 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Del Jablillo, get your game on at Cine6D, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, then examine the collection at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria de Arte Angel Cabrera. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Timanfaya National Park, contemplate the geological forces at Volcán El Cuervo, and then see the interesting displays at Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino.

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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. In January, daily temperatures in Lanzarote can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Playa Del Jablillo ©
Playa Del Jablillo
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Volcán El Cuervo ©
Volcán El Cuervo

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