16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: San Jose
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Seville
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
3
Avila
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Leon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Zaragoza
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: San Jose

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, then see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Seville is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Jose to Seville. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
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 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Agustin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

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Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seville in September: highs in Cordoba hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Avila.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
nights
Avila

Avila ©
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Santa Teresa, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of St. Peter the Apostle, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of San Segundo, contemplate the long history of Casco Historico de Avila, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Avila, and finally explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Four Posts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santiago, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Juan Bautista, then admire the landmark architecture of Iglesia de San Martin, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Los Bracamonte, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de Mosen Rubi.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Avila road trip planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Avila in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Cordoba in September, things will get a bit cooler in Avila: highs are around 30°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila
Capilla de Mosen Rubi ©
Capilla de Mosen Rubi

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, steep yourself in history at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Palacio de Anaya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santo Tomas Cantuariense, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Anunciacion y Sepulcro de Sta Teresa, then get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Anaya.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salamanca driving holiday website.

Getting from Avila to Salamanca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Salamanca, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alba de Tormes
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St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

2
nights
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Plaza Del Grano, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Martin, admire the masterpieces at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Marcelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Laguna de Negrillos, take in the history at Puente del Passo Honroso, explore the historical opulence of Palacio De Gaudi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astorga Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Leon trip tool.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Leon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salamanca in September: highs in Leon hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Astorga, Puente del Passo Honroso, Castillo de Laguna de Negrillos
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La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Astorga Cathedral ©
Astorga Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Palacio de la Aljaferia, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then contemplate the long history of Daroca, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, then steep yourself in history at Casco Antiguo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zaragoza trip planner.

Drive from Leon to Zaragoza in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Leon in September, expect Zaragoza to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Fun & Games Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Casco Antiguo, Iglesia de Santa Maria
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. Visit El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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