2 Weeks in Spain Itinerary: 4 Itineraries

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Spain is a country located in Southwestern Europe with a territory across the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the only country to have a physical border (Cueta and Melilla) with an African country and has the third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

This country is famous for its beaches and historic sites. In fact, the oldest restaurant in the world could be found in Madrid. Spain also has a vast expanse of coastline, 8,000 kilometres to be precise.

There are many reasons to visit Spain. This includes seeing ancient and historical sites, trying out traditional Spanish dishes, and of course, visiting its pristine beaches. In this 2 weeks in Spain article, I will show you 4 different itineraries to choose from plus tips on how to plan your trip.

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Spain is a relatively big country in Europe. That’s why it’s so easy to get lost during your 2 weeks in Spain if you don’t know your way around or aren’t familiar with the appropriate mode of transportation to use. Hence, knowing how to get around is important.

In this portion, I will also tackle the possible activities that you could do during specific seasons, which season is peak and off-peak.

Last but definitely not least, I will provide you with some of the most commonly used phrases in the country, as well as the currency Spain uses. These tips will help you plan and write your 2 weeks itinerary for Spain.

When is the best time to go to Spain

The best time to visit Spain is during the shoulder seasons of April to June and September to October. These months offer pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and often better prices than peak season. You’ll enjoy warm, comfortable days perfect for exploring both cities and the countryside.

The peak season in Spain is during the summer months of July and August. This is when the weather is hottest, especially in inland cities like Madrid and Seville, and the coastal areas are crowded with both tourists and locals.

The rainy season varies by region but generally falls in late autumn and winter, particularly in the north and northwest, such as in Galicia.

Getting around

There are tons of modes of transportation in Spain, including trains, buses, coaches, planes, rental cars, Uber, and taxis. Some even use scooters and segways.

The best way to go from one city to another is through Renfe, which is their national train network. The bus is the cheapest and most common mode of transportation while flying is the fastest way to travel.

It’s not a bad idea to rent a car and drive on your own. However, remember that most cars in Spain are in manual transmission. You can get an automatic car, but it gets books fast.

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2 weeks is a good amount of time when it comes to going on a holiday in Europe. You don’t have to be too tight on the money, which means you can splurge a bit. Here’s an idea of what it would cost you this trip, excluding the main flight to Spain:

  • Affordable: Budget around €1,000-€1,500 per person. This covers staying in budget accommodations like hostels, eating at inexpensive restaurants or self-catering, using public transportation, and focusing on free or low-cost attractions.
  • Mid-range: Expect to spend about €2,500-€4,000 per person. This includes staying in mid-range hotels or vacation rentals, dining out at moderate restaurants, renting a car or using more convenient public transport options, and enjoying a mix of paid and free activities.
  • Luxury: For a luxury experience, budgets start from €5,000 upwards per person. Luxury travellers can enjoy top hotels or resorts, fine dining, private tours, and exclusive experiences.

Language and currency

Spain’s main language is Spanish. Tourists can generally get around in English, especially in popular cities and tourist areas where many people speak English. In restaurants, hotels, and main attractions, you’ll often find English-speaking staff and information.

However, in smaller towns and rural areas, English may not be as widely spoken, so knowing some basic Spanish phrases can be helpful for communication and enhance your travel experience.

Some of the basic words include:

  • hola, – hello,
  • buenos dias – good morning
  • adios – goodbye
  • por favor – please
  • gracias – thank you
  • lo siento – sorry
  • si – yes
  • no – no

The main currency in Spain is the Euro (€). While cash is still commonly used, especially in smaller towns and local markets, payment methods have modernized, and card payments are widely accepted in most places, including restaurants, hotels, and stores.

Contactless payments and mobile payment systems are also increasingly common in urban areas. It’s a good idea to carry some cash for small purchases, but you can rely on cards for most transactions.


If you have a passport from North America, Latin America, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, and some parts of the Middle East, you can enjoy a free visa which allows you to enter and stay in Spain for 90 days in a 180-day calendar.

If your passport is from the EU or a member of the Schengen State, you can enter, travel, and stay in Spain for an unlimited time. Other nationalities must apply for a Schengen tourist visa in advance.


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For those who love to dance, you might be familiar with Flamenco. It is with great enthusiasm that I share that this enchanting dance originated in Andalusia, Southern Spain.

You could watch a performance while on vacation for two weeks in Spain and be amazed not only by their moves but also by their intricate and elaborate dresses, and of course traditions.

Some of the world’s most famous painters also came from Spain, it’s no wonder that they have tons of museums and galleries. And for football enthusiasts, like most countries in Europe, Spain’s national sport is football.

In fact, they have some of the world’s most well-known football clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid, among others.

Itinerary #1: Madrid, Barcelona, Ibiza or Majorca/Palma

The first itinerary option consists of the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, and Ibiza. Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia. This is a good itinerary for 2 weeks in Spain if you want to visit the most popular spots but also to enjoy the beach.

Aside from football, it is also famous for its sandy beaches and lively nightlife, in fact, it is considered one of the most vibrant cities all over the world. They host large music festivals that attract up to 200,000 people.

Madrid on the other hand is the most populous city and the capital of Spain. It is known for food markets and the Royals as it houses the residence of the Spanish Royal Family.

Madrid for 4 days

This is a perfect place to start since Madrid is the capital city and has the busiest airports in Spain. You should be able to find a flight directly to Madrid from other major cities in the world.

Madrid is perfect for tourists as it has sunny weather almost all year round. Some people also claim that they tasted the best tapas in this city. You can either explore on foot or take the train. For those who love shopping, Madrid has the perfect balance of high-end and quaint little boutiques.

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Barcelona for 4 days

Barcelona is a must-visit perfect holiday destination. It houses La Sagrada Familia, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, it also has other quirky architectures aside from this, including Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, and Santa Maria del Mar, to name a few.

You wouldn’t just find brilliant architecture here, you can even unwind and relax at the seaside. And since it’s a coastal city, they have tons of fresh seafood that would satisfy your palate.

To reach Barcelona from Madrid, you could board the train, ride a bus, fly, or drive. The fastest option would be to ride the plane, and the cheapest would be to take a bus, especially during peak seasons because the trains and flights are priced extremely high or are completely booked.

Ibiza and Palma for 4 days

Ibiza and Palma are on two different islands. Depending on what you like to do, you can choose between these two amazing places.

Both Ibiza and Palma have clear blue waters of the Mediterranean and a wide variety of gastronomy and wine.

Ibiza is significantly smaller than Palma, you would be able to cover most of the island if you stay here for four days.

Ibiza is directly connected to Barcelona both by ferry and plane. You can also board the train, ride the bus, or drive. The cheapest option would be to ride a bus and the most recommended option would be to board the train, which would take about 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach your destination.

Palma on the other hand is perfect if you want to visit cultural and heritage sites as well as enjoy the beach. Here, you can visit Catedral-Basílica de Santa María de Mallorca, Castell de Bellver, and Caló del Moro to name a few.

For those who are planning to go to Palma from Barcelona, you can choose between ferries, private helicopters, and trains, or you could take the ferry, and then transfer to a bus. If you have a rented car, you can take the ferry that takes cars.

Itinerary #2: Madrid, Seville, Malaga

The second itinerary option for those who are planning to stay for 14 days in Spain includes the cities of Seville, Madrid, and Malaga. This is a perfect balance of visiting busy cities and also some areas that are away from the usual tourist trail.

Madrid is a great place to start and gives you the option to take lots of day trips from there. Next, Seville is a town in the south of Spain offering Moorish heritage and culture. And finally, Malaga is an awesome place to finish your trip since you can enjoy the beach and just relax.

Madrid for 4 days

Madrid is perfect for people who live an eco-friendly lifestyle as it is one of the greenest cities in Europe. For foodies, you might want to try their local delicacy suckling pig, which Ernest Hemingway even raved about.

Since you have four days here, after you explore the city, you can plan day trips out of Madrid. This includes visiting Segovia, Toledo, and Avila – where you can do hot air balloon rides, winery visits, and hiking.

Seville for 4 days

Seville is the capital and the largest city of Andalusia. It is an intriguing place to visit because there’s a myth saying that this city was built by Hercules himself. It is also famous for flamenco performances and other historical sights.

For those who plan to visit Seville from Madrid, you could board the train, use rideshare, ride the bus, drive, or fly. The cheapest option would be to use rideshare and it would take around 5 hours driving to reach your destination.

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Malaga for 4 days

Malaga is a municipality in Spain that is well-known for being Pablo Picasso’s birthplace, which is one of the reasons why it has become a hub of art and culture.

It is also one of the oldest cities in Spain that’s why you’ll get to see preserved old town remains, which is quite fascinating.

The options for travelling if you’re coming from Seville include flying, taking the train, riding the bus, or driving. Trains and buses usually take the same amount of time before you reach your destination. However, buses are cheaper. It would take 2.5 to 4 hours before you reach Malaga.

Itinerary #3: Madrid, Valencia, Majorca/Palma

The third itinerary option for our 2 weeks in Spain comprises the countries Valencia, Madrid, and Majorca/Palma and since we’ve already highlighted Madrid and Majorca/Palma on the previous itineraries, it’s now Valencia’s time to shine.

Valencia is the third most populated municipality in Spain. The great thing about Valencia is that it has most of the sceneries and activities seen or done in major cities, but with less crowd. It also has more than 300 sunny days a year, this is a haven for people who love to soak in the sea and sunlight.

This 2 weeks in Spain itinerary discovers mostly the northern and coastal regions of Spain. You should be able to travel slower and visit more places since each city is near the other, you won’t need to spend too much time getting from one place to another.

Madrid for 4 days

I’m not sure if a lot of people know this (I was quite surprised when I found out about it as well) but Madrid houses the largest seafood market in Europe and the second-largest in the world.

Tourists and retail buyers wouldn’t be able to buy here because only bulk buyers can purchase their goods. However, you can book tours to see the behind-the-scenes of the famous areas of the market.

Valencia for 4 days

Did you know that paella originated in Valencia? With that being said, paella lovers and foodies, in general, will surely have a great time trying out their variety of paellas, including seafood paella, Valencia paella, which contains rabbit, chicken or duck and mixed paella. They also have bizarre annual festivals that could be quite captivating.

Now that you’re on the coast, you can start enjoying what the beaches in Spain have to offer. You can book water activities or simply find a good book, a great spot on the beach, and enjoy the warm weather.

There are five ways to get from Madrid to Valencia, including boarding the train, using rideshare, riding the bus, driving, and flying.

The cheapest option would be to use rideshare and the most recommended option would be to ride the train, which would take more or less 2 hours to reach your destination.

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Majorca/Palma for 4 days

Majorca is the biggest island in Spain’s Balearic archipelago. It is easily accessible and you can find something to do for everyone, even for your children. Aside from the towns that look straight out of a movie, they also have stunning coves and beaches.

This is an ideal place to end your trip because it offers a typical, yet enjoyable European vacation. You can relax, soak up the sea and sun, and re-live the 2 weeks you spent in Spain.

You can get to Majorca from Valencia by flying, boarding a train, and car ferry. The most recommended option would be to ride a plane, which would take you around 3 and a half hours to reach your destination.

Itinerary #4: Madrid, Tenerife, Gran Canaria

The last 2 weeks in Spain itinerary option consists of the places Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Madrid. For this portion of the article, I will highlight Tenerife and Gran Canaria’s charms since we already discussed Madrid earlier. Remember that these are two separate islands.

This means that you will be covering both the mainland of Spain and its islands in the west of Africa.

Tenerife is the most populous and largest island of the Canary Islands. One of the activities this place is famous for is stargazing, as it has low pollution levels, plus it’s close to the equator.

Gran Canaria is also located in the Canary Islands situated in the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the archipelagos, islands, and cities in Spain have their own beaches, but not many have their own sand dunes and Gran Canaria has one. It is also a famous golf destination and has roads and sceneries perfect for road trips.

Madrid for 4 days

Madrid might be Spain’s capital, but it doesn’t mean that everything is expensive such as activities, food, and accommodation. In fact, the miscellaneous cost here is a little cheaper compared to places near the beach.

They also offer day trips where you can get away from the city to the nearby countryside and mountains. If you prefer to be around nature, there are lots of areas near Madrid that you can explore. This includes Parque Regional de la Sierra de Gredos and Serrania de Cuenca.

Tenerife for 4 days

There are certainly tons of activities to do in Tenerife, one of which is diving. Tourists can also enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving all year round, making Tenerife the Hawaii of Europe.

Their national park is the second most visited national park all over the world. There are awesome and well-marked trails for hiking enthusiasts. But incredible beaches is also not lacking.

There are a couple of options to reach Tenerife if you’re from Madrid. This includes flying and taking a car ferry for those with a rented car. The most recommended option is to take a flight.

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Gran Canaria for 4 days

You’ll definitely see tons of lovely sights in Gran Canaria, including whitewashed villages by the mountain, caves that were once dwelling places, and, of course, beaches where you could do various water sports.

This place is also a haven for hikers, and you’ll get to see mesmerizing sunsets at the beach. You can rent a car and drive yourself around to reach the hiking trails. But you can also book a tour where the travel agency can arrange the transportation and/or provide a guide for you.

You can reach Gran Canaria from Tenerife by taking a flight, which takes only 30 minutes, or by ferry, which is about 1 hour and 20 minutes.


Once you know the cities you want to include in your 2 weeks in Spain, you can start looking at activities you can do in each place. Below, you will also find a list of tours that you can book and arrange.




  • Caves of Drach
  • Alcudia’s Old Town
  • Puerto Portals
  • The Hilltop Town and Monastery of Valldemossa
  • Soller
  • The Port Town of Pollenca
  • Deia
  • Petra
  • Calvia Coastline
  • Arta



  • Royal Alcazar of Seville
  • Catedral de Sevilla
  • Real Alcazar
  • Parque de Maria Luisa and Plaza de Espana
  • Barrio de Santa Cruz
  • Santa Semana
  • Museo del Baile Flamenco
  • Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla
  • Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija
  • Metropol Parasol
  • Torro del Oro


  • Alcazaba de Malaga
  • Old Town
  • Jardin Botanico-Historico la Concepcion
  • Museo Picasso Malaga
  • Playa de la Malagueta
  • Centre Pmpidou Malaga
  • Soho
  • Festival de Malaga


Gran Canaria

  • Crocodilo Park
  • Pico de las Nieves
  • Reserva Natural Especial de las dunas de Maspalomas
  • Go scuba diving – book a tour
  • Playa Puerto Rico
  • Drive an ATV – enjoy a tour
  • Roque Nublo
  • Enjoy a submarine tour – read the reviews
  • Palmitos Park
  • Sign up for a morning cruise – check the price


To complete your travel arrangements, you will need a place to stay. If you’re visiting during the peak season(summer and Christmas), it’s important to book your hotel as early as 3 months before your trip.





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Gran Canaria


Spain might just be one country but it seems like it consists of multiple countries rolled into one because their autonomous communities are so diverse.

Some have their own languages and people in Basque countries don’t even identify themselves as Spanish. They have their own folklore, variation of tapas, and national sport, which is quite fascinating.

You might also notice that there are a bajillion places to see and things to do here, which is why spending at least 2 weeks in Spain would be the perfect timeframe to stay. However, there are still tons of places that aren’t included on the list. Imagine how much fun you’ll have exploring once you’ve reached this magnificent country.


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