16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Drive
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Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Valencia
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Murcia
— 1 night
Drive
4
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Slovenska Bistrica

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Barcelona — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You've added Museu Maritim de Barcelona, Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, The Magic Fountain, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then see where the action happens at Camp Nou, then step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, see the interesting displays at Museu Maritim de Barcelona, make a trip to Las Ramblas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip tool.

Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Slovenska Bistrica in July since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Valencia.
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Valencia — 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Oceanografic Valencia, Bioparc Valencia, Central Market of Valencia, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Central Market of Valencia, steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanografic Valencia.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip itinerary site.

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Valencia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Murcia.
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Murcia — 1 night

Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo De La Catedral Cabildo De Murcia, explore the world behind art at Cathedral de Santa Maria, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari y Santa Catalina, get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento de Murcia, then contemplate the long history of Episcopal Palace of Murcia, and finally make a trip to Plaza Cardenal Belluga.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Murcia online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Murcia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Valencia in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Murcia, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Granada.
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Granada — 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Chapel of Granada as well as Monasterio Cartuja. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a stroll through Albayzin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Miguel Bajo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Chapel of Granada, contemplate the long history of La Madraza, then contemplate the long history of Alhambra, and finally admire the striking features of Generalife.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada attractions planning site.

Drive from Murcia to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Malaga.
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Malaga — 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Popular historic sites such as Alcazaba and Baños Arabes are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burriana Beach and Playa de La Malagueta. Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Mirador del Cementerio Redondo (in Sayalonga), Nerja (Balcony of Europe, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more) and Ronda (Casa Del Rey Moro, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Malaga travel site.

Getting from Granada to Malaga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for little chillier days in Malaga, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Seville.
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Seville — 2 nights

City of Towers

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 1st (Tue): wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, and finally make a trip to Plaza de España.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Seville sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Malaga to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Seville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Parque del Retiro, pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip tool.

Fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Madrid are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive back home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Region of Murcia travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Landmarks
The region of Murcia offers both tranquil countryside and cities rich in historical landmarks, as it served as the frontier land between Christian Castile and Muslim Andalusia. With attractive main cities and over 150 km (93 mi) of Mediterranean coastline, the region has experienced a resurgence in tourism over the last decade highlighting the area’s cultural festivals, gastronomy, historic sites, and year-round warm weather. The wine country here is lush and, along with its colorful fruit orchards, embodies the region’s untouched natural charm.
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