16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  18​h
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
Cordoba
— 2 nights
train + bus + Fly:  4​h
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
Ciutadella, Minorca
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Newark

3
days
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Get in touch with nature at Playa de Amadores and Playa de Mogan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador and Vegueta. Go for a jaunt from Maspalomas to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to see Playa de Las Canteras about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas and get outside with Dunas de Maspalomas.

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Newark, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Maspalomas, with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Maspalomas

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador ©
Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador

2
days
Lanzarote

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, then take a stroll through Pueblo Marinero, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Los Hervideros. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Rio, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surf Spot Famara.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lanzarote travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Lanzarote in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

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Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara
Pueblo Marinero ©
Pueblo Marinero

2
days
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calleja de las Flores.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cordoba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lanzarote to Cordoba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lanzarote in September, plan for little chillier nights in Cordoba, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

3
days
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.
Playa de Ses Salines and Iglesia Sant Rafel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Cala Lena and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Take a break from Ibiza Town with a short trip to Cala Bassa in Sant Antoni de Portmany, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cala Comte, take a stroll through Dalt Vila, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cala Salada.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Cordoba to Ibiza Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Cordoba in September, you will find days in Ibiza Town are little chillier (82°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

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Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Cala Lena
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Cala Bassa ©
Cala Bassa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Playa Cala Salada
Playa Cala Salada

3
days
Ciutadella, Minorca

Ciutadella
Ciutadella of Minorca or simply Ciutadella is a town and a municipality in the western end of Minorca, one of the Balearic Islands (Spain). Explore hidden gems such as Playas de Cavelleria and Playas de Algaiarens. Relax by the water at Cala Pregonda and Cala Turqueta. Venture out of the city with trips to Cala Mitjana (in Cala Galdana) and Playa de Son Bou (in Alaior). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Ciudadela, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Toro, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ibiza Town to Ciutadella in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Minorca, Cala Mitjana, Playa de Son Bou
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Cala Turqueta
Cala Turqueta
Cala Pregonda ©
Cala Pregonda
Cathedral Ciudadela ©
Cathedral Ciudadela

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