16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seville
— 1 night
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
3
Zaragoza
— 2 nights
4
Barcelona
— 2 nights
5
Leon
— 2 nights
6
Salamanca
— 2 nights
7
Avila
— 1 night
8
Madrid
— 3 nights

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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 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seville trip builder.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Seville is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Seville, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Juan in October, things will get a bit cooler in Seville: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

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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 14th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Sala el Potro, steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, thendelve into the distant past at Roman Bridge, thentake a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba tour builder site.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, thensee the interesting displays at Emoz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Maria, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Mesones de Isuela, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Cartuja de La Concepcion, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Seminario de San Carlos Borromeo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Zaragoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Zaragoza, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Iglesia de Santa Maria, Castillo de Mesones de Isuela
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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

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Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 17th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Casa Batllo, thenwalk around Parc Guell, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona driving holiday planning app.

Take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zaragoza in October since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Leon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Plaza Del Grano, admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, thenexamine the collection at Centro de Interpretacion Del Leon Romano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Astorga Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio De Gaudi, contemplate the long history of Castrillo de los Polvazares, thentake in the history at Puente del Passo Honroso, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Leon day trip planning site.

Getting from Barcelona to Leon by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Leon reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Astorga, Castrillo de los Polvazares, Puente del Passo Honroso
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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Palacio De Gaudi ©
Palacio De Gaudi
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon

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Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), admire the striking features of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, thensteep yourself in history at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Hospederia de Anaya, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Anaya, contemplate the long history of Universidad de Salamanca, steep yourself in history at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de la Sta. Vera Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Julian y Santa Basilisia.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salamanca journey planner.

You can drive from Leon to Salamanca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Leon in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salamanca, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Avila.

Things to do in Salamanca

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

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Avila

Avila ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Four Posts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of San Segundo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de Mosen Rubi, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Avila, thencontemplate the long history of Casco Historico de Avila, and finally delve into the distant past at The Walls of Avila.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Avila route website.

You can drive from Salamanca to Avila in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Madrid.

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

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cerralbo, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, thentake an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Avila to Madrid in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Madrid when traveling from Avila in October, with lows around °C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Cerralbo ©
Museo Cerralbo

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