12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Malaga
— 1 day
Train:  5 h
3
Avila
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Leon
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Zaragoza
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen tour itinerary planning tool.

Phoenix, USA to Puerto Del Carmen is an approximately 22- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Puerto Del Carmen: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Lanzarote
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Grande ©
Playa Grande
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach

1
day
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Malaga trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Malaga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Malaga when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in October, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Avila.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga ©
Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

2
nights
Avila

Avila ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): delve into the distant past at The Walls of Avila, contemplate the long history of Casco Historico de Avila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of San Segundo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santiago, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Four Posts, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Avila. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Nicolas, admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Martin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Santa Teresa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Juan Bautista, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Los Bracamonte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de Mosen Rubi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Avila vacation planner.

Getting from Malaga to Avila by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in October, expect Avila to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila
Convento de Santa Teresa ©
Convento de Santa Teresa
Capilla de Mosen Rubi ©
Capilla de Mosen Rubi

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Plaza Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural Arribes del Duero, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, ponder the world of politics at Universidad de Salamanca, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Anaya, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Purisima Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salamanca online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Avila to Salamanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Salamanca, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Leon.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Parque Natural Arribes del Duero
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St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) ©
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)

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night
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Fundación Sierra Pambley, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacion Del Leon Romano, steep yourself in history at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Leon tour builder site.

You can drive from Salamanca to Leon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in October, expect nights in Leon to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Leon

Museums Historic Sites
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La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines ©
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines

3
nights
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then contemplate the long history of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Felix, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Veruela, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Veruela, and finally see the interesting displays at Palacio de los Condes de Bureta.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zaragoza trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Leon to Zaragoza by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Leon in October, things will get a bit warmer in Zaragoza: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vera de Moncayo, Iglesia de Santa Maria, Iglesia de San Felix, Palacio de los Condes de Bureta
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Monasterio de Veruela ©
Monasterio de Veruela
Palacio de los Condes de Bureta ©
Palacio de los Condes de Bureta

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