16 days in Spain, Ponta Delgada & Boston Itinerary

16 days in Spain, Ponta Delgada & Boston Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
2
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
3
Playa de las Americas, Spain
— 1 night
4
Maspalomas, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 1 night
6
Boston, United States
— 3 nights

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Museo Lara and Hospital de los Venerables will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Ronda (Museo Del Bandolero, Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Santa Maria de Jesus.

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Boston, USA to Seville is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Seville. When traveling from Boston in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Seville, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Ronda
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alhambra and Mirador de San Nicolas. Visit Court of the Lions and Monasterio Cartuja for their historical value. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Nerja (Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, Playa El Salon, &more).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Granada tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Seville to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Playa de las Americas.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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Playa de las Americas, Spain

Known around the world as a hotspot for beach life and vibrant night culture, Playa de las Américas remains one of the most-visited vacation resorts in the Canary Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): head outdoors with WaterBuggy Fun, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Fly from Granada to Playa de las Americas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Playa de las Americas. Traveling from Granada in August, you will find days in Playa de las Americas are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Playa de las Americas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Costa Adeje
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
WaterBuggy Fun ©
WaterBuggy Fun

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Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
On the 17th (Mon), catch some excitement at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Reserva Natural El Cabron, take an in-depth tour of La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa De Las Burras.

To find photos and more tourist information, read Maspalomas tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Playa de las Americas to Maspalomas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Maspalomas, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Reserva Natural El Cabron, La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation, Playa de Amadores, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal

As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Ponta Delgada road trip planning tool.

Getting from Maspalomas to Ponta Delgada by flight takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Maspalomas to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ponta Delgada when traveling from Maspalomas in August, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Praia de Santa Barbara, Lagoa do Fogo
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral ©
Estatua Goncalo Velho Cabral

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Boston, United States

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Museum of Fine Arts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Edward Gorey House and The Paul Revere House are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Sandwich (Heritage Museums & Gardens & Sandwich Glass Museum) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and walk around Boston Public Garden.

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Getting from Ponta Delgada to Boston by flight takes about 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Boston are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sandwich, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Edward Gorey House, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

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