17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  18​h
1
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Seville
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  3​h
5
Zaragoza
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Leon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
On the 19th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Isla de Lobos, then take in the dramatic natural features at Corralejo Dunes, and then identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural de Corralejo. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Corralejo trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Corralejo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, things will get slightly colder in Corralejo: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Costa Teguise.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Isla de Lobos, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
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Corralejo Dunes ©
Corralejo Dunes
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo

2
nights
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

Costa Teguise ©
Set along the eastern coast of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise is a well-known area for beach vacations because of its sandy shores and year-round warm weather.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, see the interesting displays at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, then get great views at Mirador Del Rio, then Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, and finally examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then have some family-friendly fun at Lanzarote Karting, and then examine the collection at Lagomar Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Costa Teguise online route builder .

Traveling by car from Corralejo to Costa Teguise takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Costa Teguise are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Costa Teguise

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, Jardin de Cactus, Lanzarote Karting
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Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena, then see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then learn about all things military at Torre del Oro, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Sevilla.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seville trip builder app .

You can fly from Costa Teguise to Seville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Costa Teguise to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Costa Teguise in December, things will get slightly colder in Seville: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Basilica de la Macarena ©
Basilica de la Macarena

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 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then make a trip to Roman Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cordoba trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in December, Cordoba is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

1
night
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 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, then admire the striking features of Palacio de la Aljaferia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Zaragoza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cordoba in December, plan for little chillier days in Zaragoza, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
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Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia

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.
You'll explore and learn at Casa Batllo and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Guell, see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona sightseeing tool .

Getting from Zaragoza to Barcelona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zaragoza in December: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
night
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Leon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Leon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Leon to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon ©
Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at The Walls of Avila and Cathedral of Avila. Get some cultural insight at Alcazar de Segovia and Royal Palace of Madrid. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, walk around Retiro Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and get engrossed in the history at Lope de Vega Museum.

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Getting from Leon to Madrid by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Leon in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Avila, Alcazar de Segovia
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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