17 days in Spain & Andorra Itinerary

17 days in Spain & Andorra Itinerary

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17 days in Spain & Andorra Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
Fly:  8​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
L'aldosa, Andorra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Sitges, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Reykjavik, Iceland


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Cibeles, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip maker website .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Madrid is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Nature
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Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

1
night
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Ayuntamiento (City Hall), then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then kick back and relax at La Concha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Cristobal Balenciaga Museum, stroll through Playa de Itzurun, and then explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in San Sebastian - Donostia are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Itzurun, Cristobal Balenciaga Museum
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Food Tours
Cristobal Balenciaga Museum ©
Cristobal Balenciaga Museum

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vila Vella (Old Town) and Fenals Beach. Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar to see Lloret Beach about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomf, don't miss a visit to Ciutat Vella, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in July; daily highs in Barcelona reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to L'aldosa.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
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L'aldosa, Andorra

L'aldosa ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Tobotronc. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Collet de Montaup, and then see the interesting displays at Miniature Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read L'aldosa trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Barcelona to L'aldosa in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sitges.

Things to do in L'aldosa

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mirador del Collet de Montaup, Naturlandia, Miniature Museum, Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters
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Naturlandia ©
Naturlandia
Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters ©
Miniature Museum ©
Miniature Museum

3
nights
Sitges, Spain

Sitges ©
Sitges is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Attractions like Illuminated Fountain and PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avenida Jaume I and Capellans Beach. When in Sitges, make a side trip to see PortAventura World in Salou, approximately 1h 15 min away.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sitges road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from L'aldosa to Sitges takes 3 hours. In July in Sitges, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Sitges

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Salou
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Illuminated Fountain ©
Illuminated Fountain
PortAventura ©
PortAventura

1
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, and then admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sitges to Barcelona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Camp Nou ©
Camp Nou
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
On the 21st (Sat), make a trip to Paseo del Prado, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Europa, then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Cibeles, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Santa Ana, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, then contemplate the long history of Templo de Debod, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip planning website .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Parque Europa
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Templo de Debod ©
Templo de Debod
Plaza de Santa Ana ©
Plaza de Santa Ana

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