16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Bilbao
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Madrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Valencia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Barcelona
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Ciutadella Park, and ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

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Edmonton, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Barcelona. Traveling from Edmonton in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Bilbao

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Get out of town with these interesting Bilbao side-trips: San Sebastian - Donostia (Food Tours, La Concha Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, make a trip to Plaza Moyua, wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and take in the views from White Bridge (Zubi Zuri).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bilbao online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Barcelona to Bilbao by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bilbao, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia
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Food Tours
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao in August, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

4
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, historic sites, fun & games, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia journey builder website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Valencia: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

1
night
Barcelona

On the 14th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and then look for gifts at Casa Gispert.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Shopping Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau ©
Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

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