16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Valencia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Seville
— 4 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
5
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, have some family-friendly fun at Virtua, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker tool .

Edmonton, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in August, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Valencia: Benidorm (El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm & Playa de Levante). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Central Market of Valencia.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Valencia trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Valencia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Benidorm
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Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Alhambra, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then pause for some photo ops at Royal Chapel of Granada. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Albayzin, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Granada online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Valencia to Granada takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Valencia in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Granada, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Seville to Ronda to see Puente Nuevo about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, and admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seville trip site .

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Puente Nuevo
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Barcelona

On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip site .

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta
Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau ©
Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

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