24 days in Spain Itinerary

24 days in Spain Itinerary

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24 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly + bus:  21​h
1
Adeje, Tenerife
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Seville
— 1 night
5
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Barcelona
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Madrid
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
9
Toledo
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Mexico City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Fanabe and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Playa de las Vistas and Playa Del Duque. There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and view the masterpieces at La Musa.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Adeje road trip planning app .

Mexico City, Mexico to Adeje is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Adeje is 6 hours. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Adeje, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Adeje

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa de las Vistas
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Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas
Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
Playa Fanabe ©
Playa Fanabe

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Costa Canaria, have fun at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador, then kick back and relax at Playa de Veril, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Dunas de Maspalomas. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Lucia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Virgen del Pino, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Maspalomas road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Adeje to Maspalomas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Costa Teguise.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Iglesia de Santa Lucia, Basilica de la Virgen del Pino
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Dunas de Maspalomas ©
Dunas de Maspalomas
Basilica  de la Virgen del Pino ©
Basilica de la Virgen del Pino
Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador ©
Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador

1
night
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 3rd (Sun): take a stroll through Pueblo Marinero, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Costa Teguise journey site .

Getting from Maspalomas to Costa Teguise by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Costa Teguise

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Fundacion Cesar Manrique
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Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Pueblo Marinero ©
Pueblo Marinero

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 4th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de San Jose, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Triunfo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Sevilla.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seville journey planner .

You can fly from Costa Teguise to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Seville when traveling from Costa Teguise in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
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 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, explore the world behind art at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Posada del Potro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Los Patios De San Basilio, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Merced, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Miguel Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba visit planner .

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bellver Castle and Castell d Alaro. Let the collections at Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal) and Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani - Fundacion Juan March capture your imagination. Explore Palma de Mallorca's surroundings by going to Boquer Valley (Val de Boquer) (in Port de Pollenca), Santuari de Cura (in Algaida) and Esglesia de Nostra Senyora dels Angels (in Pollenca). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, contemplate the long history of Llotja, examine the collection at Can Prunera Museum of Modernism, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Eulalia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Palma de Mallorca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Cordoba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Palma de Mallorca, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Santuari de Cura, Can Prunera Museum of Modernism, Vall de Boquer, Castell d Alaro
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Sa Llotja ©
Sa Llotja
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Santuari de Cura ©
Santuari de Cura

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 discover tucked-away gems like El Born and Barri de Gracia. Popular historic sites such as El Barri Gòtic and Ciutat Vella are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, choose your vessel at Boat Rentals, walk around Parc Guell, and appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Catedral de Segovia and Royal Palace of Madrid. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza mayor de Chinchon and Alcazar de Segovia. Step out of Madrid with an excursion to The Walls of Avila in Avila--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and make a trip to Plaza de Oriente.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid route builder app .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Segovia, The Walls of Avila, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Templarios y Otras Ordenes Militares and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Roman Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Toledo trip website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Toledo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco

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