16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 2 nights
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Toledo
— 3 nights
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Zaragoza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valencia
— 3 nights
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Seville
— 2 nights
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Malaga
— 3 nights
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Madrid — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Las Murallas de Avila. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Avila (Basilica de San Vicente, Catedral de Avila, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Madrid is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Toledo.
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Toledo — 3 nights

City of Three Cultures

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, then take in the views from San Martin Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo, then examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta de Bisagra.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Toledo day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Toledo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will leave for Zaragoza on the 28th (Mon).
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Zaragoza — 2 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza. Palacio de la Aljaferia and Palacio Real de Olite will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Zaragoza with a short trip to Bardenas Reales in Valtierra, about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Exaltacion de la Santa Cruz.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zaragoza trip planner.

Getting from Toledo to Zaragoza by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Zaragoza, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Valencia.
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Valencia — 3 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Get in touch with nature at Platja La Malvarrosa and Platja de Daimus. Get a sense of the local culture at Plaza de la Virgen and Torres de Serranos. Step out of Valencia with an excursion to Playa Gandia in Playa de Gandia--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at Plaza de Toros de Valencia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia holiday app.

You can drive from Zaragoza to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Valencia when traveling from Zaragoza in August, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Seville.
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Seville — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, take a stroll through Triana, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Edificio Telefonica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seville tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Seville, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.
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Malaga — 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get in touch with nature at Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Playa El Bajondillo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Automobile and Fashion Museum and Museo de Malaga. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Playa de Maro (in Maro), Burriana Beach (in Nerja) and Torremolinos (La Carihuela & Playa La Carihuela). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Malaga trip site.

You can drive from Seville to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Malaga are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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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.
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