15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Cape Town

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Barri Gòtic and Vila Vella (Old Town). Step out of Barcelona to go to Montserrat and see Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and take a stroll through Ciutat Vella.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip planning site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Barcelona is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alcazar of Segovia and Catedral de Segovia. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Avila (The Walls of Avila & The Four Posts). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, contemplate the long history of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

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Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Avila, Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

2
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Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 14th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), admire the striking features of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, thenget to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de la Sta. Vera Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Casa de las Conchas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), thenexplore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salamanca holiday planner.

You can drive from Madrid to Salamanca in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in September, Salamanca is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
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New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, thencontemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seville, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Salamanca to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in September, Seville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
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.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, thenexperience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Las Canteras Beach, and finally stop by Vegueta. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, thenstroll through Playa de Amadores, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de San Agustin.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Maspalomas online vacation planner.

Getting from Seville to Maspalomas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Seville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Maspalomas, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Vegueta ©
Vegueta
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

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