15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Madrid
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Tarragona
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Sitges
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Barcelona
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
5
Segovia
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Phoenix

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caixa Forum as well as Templo de Debod. Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Casco Historico de Toledo, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, shop like a local with Gran Via, and take a stroll through Barrio de Las Letras.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planner .

Phoenix, USA to Madrid is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Phoenix to Madrid, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in July, with highs in Madrid at 94°F and lows at 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Tarragona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
Tarragona

Tarragona ©
Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Take the guesswork out of planning a Tarragona vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Madrid to Tarragona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Tarragona to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are little chillier, around 84°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sitges.

Things to do in Tarragona

Historic Sites
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Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona

1
night
Sitges

Sitges ©
Sitges is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, in Catalonia, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Palau de Maricel and then kick back and relax at La Playa de Sitges.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sitges holiday site .

Getting from Tarragona to Sitges by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Sitges, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Barcelona.

Things to do in Sitges

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kids will enjoy Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Magic Fountain (Font Magica). Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso. Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, and make a trip to Carrer Montcada.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning site .

Take a bus from Sitges to Barcelona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for Segovia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Segovia

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
You'll explore and learn at Catedral de Segovia and Alcazar de Segovia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Segovia Aqueduct and The Walls of Avila. Go for a jaunt from Segovia to Pradena to see Cueva de los Enebralejos about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Cruz la Real, take a stroll through Old City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Andres, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Segovia journey builder .

Getting from Barcelona to Segovia by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Segovia to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Segovia

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Walls of Avila, Cueva de los Enebralejos
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Balloon Rides
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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