20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
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Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 4 nights
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Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
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Seville
— 2 nights
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Madrid
— 3 nights
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Barcelona
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Step off the beaten path and head to Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Mogan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vegueta and Parroquia de San Fernando. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maspalomas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Casa de Colon & Iglesia de San Francisco de Borja). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Agustin, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Palmitos Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Maspalomas holiday website.

Washington DC, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Maspalomas is 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Maspalomas at 72°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Whether you're a sophisticated pleasure seeker with the taste for Canarian cuisine and classy shopping, or a nature lover hungry of adventures, you can have it all on a well-balanced Costa Adeje vacation.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa del Duque and Playa de las Vistas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barranco del Infierno and Playa de Fanabe. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the views at Masca Valley, go for a stroll along the water at Port of Los Cristianos, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Tenerife Monkey Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Costa Adeje online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Costa Adeje takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Costa Adeje, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

Nightlife Capital of Lanzarote

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Family-friendly places like Montana Roja and Papagayo Beach will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cueva de los Verdes. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Del Carmen to Haria to see Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Walk from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero, stroll through Surf Spot Famara, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and get great views at Mirador Del Rio.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Del Carmen online itinerary planner.

Getting from Costa Adeje to Puerto Del Carmen by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Del Carmen can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Seville

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 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and then visit Centro Historico de Sevilla.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seville vacation builder site.

Fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in December, expect Seville to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Madrid

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plaza Mayor and Parque del Retiro. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Segovia (Catedral de Segovia, Alcazar of Segovia, &more). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid sightseeing planner.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in December: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 54°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Barcelona

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.
Family-friendly places like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa Batllo and Parc Guell. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona tour itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 43°F in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.