9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  11​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Mogan. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, then buy something for everyone on your list at Boulevard El Faro, and finally kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Maspalomas trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Maspalomas is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in March; daily highs in Maspalomas reach 71°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Mogan, Boulevard El Faro, Playa de Amadores, Las Canteras Beach
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

2
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Cactus, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, then get great views at Mirador Del Rio, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Surf Spot Famara, then Head underground at Los Hervideros, and then take in the awesome beauty at Montana Roja.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Del Carmen online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Puerto Del Carmen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Montana Roja, Jardin de Cactus, Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
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Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara
Jardin de Cactus ©
Jardin de Cactus

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nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, then take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in March: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 62°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parque del Retiro, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then wander the streets of Gran Via.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in March, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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