15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Avila
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Segovia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
6
Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Casco Historico de Toledo. Explore hidden gems such as Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Museo Sorolla. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Plaza mayor de Chinchon (in Chinchon), Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno) and MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo (in Toledo). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Madrid road trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan in May, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Avila.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Playa del Alberche, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon

1
night
Avila

Avila ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Castro de Las Cogotas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Juan Bautista, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santiago, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of San Segundo.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Avila travel site .

You can drive from Madrid to Avila in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Avila, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Segovia.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castro de Las Cogotas
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Church of San Juan Bautista ©
Church of San Juan Bautista
Castro de Las Cogotas ©
Castro de Las Cogotas
Chapel of San Segundo ©
Chapel of San Segundo

1
night
Segovia

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Millan, see the interesting displays at House Museum of Antonio Machado, contemplate the long history of La Muralla de Segovia, then take a stroll through Old City, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Segovia trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Avila to Segovia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Avila in May since evenings lows in Segovia dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train to Salamanca.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia
House Museum of Antonio Machado ©
House Museum of Antonio Machado
Iglesia de San Millán ©
Iglesia de San Millán

3
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Santa María Magdalena de Zamora. Visit Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) and Escuelas Menores for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Salamanca: Bodega Muelas (in Tordesillas) and Valladolid (Academia de Caballeria & Iglesia de Santa María de la Antigua). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Convento de las Duenas, make a trip to Plaza de Anaya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Purisima Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo).

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salamanca trip planner .

You can take a train from Segovia to Salamanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Segovia in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Salamanca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Valladolid, Santa María Magdalena de Zamora, Bodega Muelas
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)
Santa María Magdalena de Zamora ©
Santa María Magdalena de Zamora

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Magdalena, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Seville vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seville, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba tour planning site .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seville in June: highs in Cordoba hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites
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2
nights
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 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada, steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, then steep yourself in history at La Madraza, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada tour builder .

You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Barrio de la Villa, Fortaleza de la Mota
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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