15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Halifax

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas, then enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Arehucas Rum Distillery, then stroll through Las Canteras Beach, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Maspalomas trip planner .

Halifax, Canada to Maspalomas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Halifax to Maspalomas, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Halifax in March, things will get much hotter in Maspalomas: highs are around 25°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Mogan, Arehucas Rum Distillery
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas

1
night
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 11th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, stroll through Generalife, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Royal Chapel, then wander the streets of Albayzin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Granada travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Granada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Granada due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Maspalomas in March; daily highs in Granada reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

3
nights
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.
Royal Alcázar of Seville and Plaza de España will appeal to history buffs. Catedral de Sevilla and Torre del Oro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the striking features of Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and make a trip to Metropol Parasol.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Seville using our trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in March, Seville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Retiro Park are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum & Casco Historico de Toledo). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo, and get engrossed in the history at Lope de Vega Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid online travel route planner .

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in March, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
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 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Llonga, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Madrid in March, Ibiza Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Cala Llonga
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

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 get in some beach time at Barceloneta Beach and Casa Batllo. Museum-lovers will appreciate El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares).

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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