16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Madrid
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Cordoba
— 1 day
Train + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales. Get some cultural insight at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Mirador del Valle & Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate the long history of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip planning tool.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 5 hours. While traveling from San Juan, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Avila.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

1
night
Avila

Avila ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Four Posts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Juan Bautista, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Santa Teresa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of San Segundo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Mosen Rubi, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Avila. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at The Walls of Avila, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santiago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Nicolas, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de San Vicente, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Andrés.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Avila trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Madrid to Avila in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Avila, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Segovia.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to La Muralla de Segovia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Esteban Church, brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar of Segovia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio Real de Riofrío, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de San Antonio El Real.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Segovia trip app.

Traveling by car from Avila to Segovia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Segovia when traveling from Avila in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Salamanca.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palacio Real de Riofrío
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia
Palacio Real de Riofrío ©
Palacio Real de Riofrío

3
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Get some cultural insight at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva). Visit Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) and Ieronimus for their historical value. Explore Salamanca's surroundings by going to Zamora (Board Pro Easter Zamora & Baltasar Lobo Castillo Centro de Arte) and Queserias Chillon Plaza - Museo del Queso Chillon (in Toro). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de la Sta. Vera Cruz, walk around Huerto De Calixto & Melibea, and steep yourself in history at Escuelas Menores.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salamanca day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Segovia to Salamanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Salamanca when traveling from Segovia in June, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zamora, Queserias Chillon Plaza - Museo del Queso Chillon
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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip 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, Seville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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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
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.
On the 8th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, wander the streets of Albayzin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally steep yourself in history at La Madraza. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Granada sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias)

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in June, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:
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Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

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