22 days in Spain Itinerary

22 days in Spain Itinerary

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22 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly:  16 h
1
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Zaragoza
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Burgos
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Halifax

2
nights
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.
Vegueta and El Faro de Maspalomas will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Palmitos Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Maspalomas holiday maker app .

Halifax, Canada to Maspalomas is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Halifax to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. In September, Maspalomas is a bit warmer than Halifax - with highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de Mogan
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El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas
Vegueta ©
Vegueta

3
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Museo de la Pirateria and Iglesia Santo Gusto. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique and Fundacion Cesar Manrique. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Del Carmen: Parque Natural de Corralejo (in Corralejo) and Museo de Arte Sacro (in Haria). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Dorada Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Papagayo Beach, Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, and take in the dramatic natural features at Los Hervideros.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Puerto Del Carmen are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Haria, Iglesia Santo Gusto, Museo de la Pirateria, Playa Dorada Beach
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Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
Museo de la Pirateria ©
Museo de la Pirateria

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Tue), visit Dalt Vila, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, and then take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Ibiza. On your second day here, head off the coast to Es Vedra, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cala Salada.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Ibiza Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In September in Ibiza Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Closos de can Gaia and Castell de Bellver. Step off the beaten path and head to Cap de Formentor and Passeig des Born. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palma de Mallorca: Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia), Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro) and Playa del Puerto de Pollensa (in Port de Pollenca). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Natural de Mondrago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palma Aquarium, pause for some serene contemplation at Sa Capelleta, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Tramuntana.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca online visit planner .

Fly from Ibiza Town to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Ibiza Town in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Palma de Mallorca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Serra de Tramuntana, Playa de Alcudia, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Cap de Formentor, Sa Capelleta
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Closos de can Gaia ©
Closos de can Gaia
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver

3
nights
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palacio Real de Olite and Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza. Get a sense of the local culture at Monasterio de Piedra and Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Alquezar (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Palacio de la Aljaferia.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza journey planning website .

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Zaragoza by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palacio Real de Olite, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Palacio Real de Olite ©
Palacio Real de Olite
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

3
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Visit Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of Avila and Universidad de Salamanca. Change things up with these side-trips from Salamanca: Avila (Basilica de San Vicente, The Walls of Avila, &more) and Plaza Mayor de Valladolid (in Valladolid). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), contemplate the long history of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salamanca online travel planner .

Getting from Zaragoza to Salamanca by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Zaragoza in September, Salamanca is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avila, Plaza Mayor de Valladolid
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Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente

4
nights
Burgos

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo de la Evolucion Humana and Cartuja de Miraflores. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon and Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Burgos side-trips: Casco Viejo (in Bilbao), Ermita de San Saturio (in Soria) and Castillo de Castillejo (in Castillejo de Robledo). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Huelgas and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Burgos.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Burgos day trip tool .

You can drive from Salamanca to Burgos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Salamanca, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Burgos, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Leon, Casco Viejo, Castillo de Castillejo, Ermita de San Saturio
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Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Monasterio de las Huelgas ©
Monasterio de las Huelgas
Ermita de San Saturio ©
Ermita de San Saturio

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