15 days in Spain & Greece Itinerary

15 days in Spain & Greece Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly to Santorini, Bus to Akrotiri
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Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or Vom FASS Barcelona. Visit Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nova Mar Bella Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ibiza Town.
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Ibiza Town, Spain — 1 night

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then stroll through Platja de ses Salines, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puig de Missa, and finally stop by Hippy Market Punta Arabi.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 13th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, and finally wander the streets of Gran Via. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid holiday planner.

Fly from Ibiza Town to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ibiza Town in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.
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Akrotiri, Greece — 2 nights

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akrotiri travel route planner.

Getting from Madrid to Akrotiri by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Akrotiri. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in Akrotiri. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Relax by the water at Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and shop like a local with Ermou Street.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Akrotiri to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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