Nearly every day I see the same question pop up on the travel forums I belong to: "I am traveling in Spain for two weeks. Where should I go?" The most common misconception seems to be that Spain is a small country and that it is possible to see *everything* in two weeks. Unless you are only looking to see bus and train stations, it is important to pare it down. Traveling around the country takes a while, and can easily eat up a whole day (half day at the best). With two weeks, a solid Spain itinerary should not include more than three cities, four maximum. Many of Spain's cities also afford some wonderful opportunities for day trips, but that means you need more time in one place.
One of my Spaniard friends described me as "Spain's biggest fan since Hemmingway."
As such, to answer the question simply, I am happy to share my recommended two weeks in Spain itinerary based on coming during a milder time of the year (Spring or Fall), and under the assumption that you will not have a car and will be using public transportation to get around. It is also based on flying into Madrid and out of Barcelona, Spain's two main international/transoceanic airports. This itinerary will provide the first time traveler to Spain with a broad overview of the country by visiting four very special cities.
While the itinerary looks fairly basic, I have plenty of secret tips and tricks exclusively for my clients to help spice it up. Furthermore, living in Spain and having traveled all over the country, both on and off the beaten path, I can ensure that your trip to Spain is unique, customized just for you, and fits your budget.
Walk around the medieval Old Town and travel in time with the stories and legends from the past. See the most important monuments of the Gothic quarter. At the end of your trip, relax with a glass of Sangria in the Boqueria Market.