16 days in Los Angeles, Barcelona & Malaga Itinerary

16 days in Los Angeles, Barcelona & Malaga Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
3
Malaga, Spain
— 5 nights

4
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Barcelona in 16 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Barcelona hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

5
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Bikestardo (in La Cala de Mijas), Ronda (Mirador de Aldehuela, El Tajo de Ronda, &more) and Granada (Plaza de los Aljibes & Alhambra). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, stroll through Playa de la Alberquilla, and examine the collection at Ecomuseo Lagar de Torrijos.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Malaga holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Malaga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Malaga are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ronda, Nerja, Granada, Bikestardo
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe

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