20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip planner

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Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid
— 3 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train
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Seville
— 2 nights
Fly to Arrecife, Bus to Puerto Del Carmen
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Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Bus to Arrecife, Fly to Maspalomas
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
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Barcelona

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Step off the beaten path and head to Dali Theatre-Museum and Barcelona Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Fundacio Mascort in Torroella de Montgri (about 1h 50 min away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and admire the striking features of Palau Guell.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online tour planner.

Washington, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:

Ibiza Town, Ibiza

— 2 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Cristobal, stop by Dalt Vila, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Esglesia de Sant Domingo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Salada, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Codolar, and finally head off the coast to Es Vedra.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ibiza Town travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Ibiza Town are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alcazar of Segovia and Real Casa de la Moneda. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Catedral de Segovia. Change things up with a short trip to Old City in Segovia (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online road trip planner.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ibiza Town in April, plan for little chillier nights in Madrid, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

Cordoba

— 2 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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 2nd (Sun), wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, then examine the collection at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, and then stop by Centro Historico de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in May, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

— 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Del Rio, then Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, then examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Chica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at El Lago Verde / Charco de los Clicos, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Papagayo Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Del Carmen holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seville to Puerto Del Carmen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Puerto Del Carmen is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Puerto Del Carmen, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Mogan. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa de Amadores and Palmitos Park. Get out of town with these interesting Maspalomas side-trips: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Casa del Perfume Canario, Vegueta, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, discover the deep blue sea with Canary Diving Adventures, and kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas.

Make your Maspalomas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Maspalomas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Maspalomas are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 11:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.