17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Adeje, Tenerife
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
5
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Granada
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a stroll through Gran Via. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid online travel planner.

New Delhi, India to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Madrid. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Madrid hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Alcazar of Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, take in the views from Roman Bridge, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), thenmake a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, and finally shop like a local with Sala el Potro.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

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 23rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Un Gato en Bicicleta, thencontemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and then make a trip to 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 maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Cordoba in December, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Adeje.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Adeje, Tenerife

Adeje ©
Straddling the foothills of the Teide volcano and Tenerife’s southern shores, Adeje is known for its beautiful island architecture and a backdrop of green, mountainous scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de las Vistas, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Grupo Jugueterias La Casita, and then get impressive views of Teide National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa El Medano, stop by El Artesano, and then kick back and relax at Playa del Duque.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Adeje trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seville to Adeje in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Adeje. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seville in December; daily highs in Adeje reach 26°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Adeje

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

El Medano, Teide National Park, Playa de las Vistas
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Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque

3
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Mogan. El Faro de Maspalomas and La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, buy something for everyone on your list at Boulevard El Faro, stop by Compania de la Galleta, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Maspalomas trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Adeje to Maspalomas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Maspalomas sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Meloneras, Playa de Amadores, La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Mogan
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

1
night
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 30th (Mon), take a stroll through Albayzin, thenstop by Chocolates Sierra Nevada, thenview the masterpieces at Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at Milenium Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, admire the striking features of Royal Chapel of Granada, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Granada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Maspalomas in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Granada: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden, Chocolates Sierra Nevada
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Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Head to La Boqueria and Passeig de Graciafor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online visit planner.

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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