17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Valencia
— 2 nights
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Madrid
— 4 nights
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Seville
— 4 nights
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Barcelona

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Picasso and En construccio. Bring the kids along to La Boqueria and El Barri Gòtic. There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, shop like a local with Opera Lounge, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary site.

Chicago, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Chicago to Barcelona, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 66°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:

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Valencia

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the striking features of Central Market of Valencia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Valencia day trip app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Valencia are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

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Madrid

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Head to Mercado San Miguel and ABC Serranofor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, look for gifts at Bronze & Mora, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, and shop like a local with Rio Creative Art Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Madrid, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Seville

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Casa Palacio de Las Duenas. Visit Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville for their historical value. Head to La Tienda de Trinidad and Scott Simpson Fine Artfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Museo de la Piel de Ubrique (in Ubrique) and Ronda (Museo Lara & Museo Del Bandolero). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, take in the exciting artwork at Sorolla Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiguedades el Museo.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seville trip planning site.

You can fly from Madrid to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.