16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
2
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Mexico City

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Barrio de Salamanca and Casco Historico de Toledo. Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and Cava Baja Gallery. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Avila (Cathedral of Avila & The Walls of Avila), Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes (in Toledo) and Segovia (Alcazar de Segovia & Catedral de Segovia). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the striking features of Palacio De Cristal, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary planning site .

Mexico City, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Madrid. When traveling from Mexico City in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Avila, Segovia, Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, stop by El Motin Del Te, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Salamanca,Casco Historico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Plaza de Anaya, ponder the world of politics at Universidad de Salamanca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), then contemplate the long history of Convento de las Duenas, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de la Sta. Vera Cruz.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salamanca trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Madrid to Salamanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Salamanca, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

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.
Do your shopping at Un Gato en Bicicleta and Delimbo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iglesia Colegial del Salvador and Basilica de la Macarena. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, and see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip maker site .

Drive from Salamanca to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador ©
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a stroll through Dalt Vila, then stop by De Mil Amores, and then kick back and relax at Cala Comte. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Salada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip planner .

Getting from Seville to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Comte, Playa Cala Salada
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Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vila Vella (Old Town) and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt. Popular historic sites such as Ciutat Vella and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, and view the masterpieces at Imanart Barcelona Street Photo Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

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