54 days in Spain Itinerary

54 days in Spain Itinerary

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54 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
1
Barcelona
— 23 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Valencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
San Pedro del Pinatar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Ronda
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Seville
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
9
Toledo
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
10
Madrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Las Medulas
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Santander
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Bilbao
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
14
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
15
Palma de Mallorca
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

23
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Sculpturepark Jardíns de Cap Roig (in Calella de Palafrugell), PortAventura (in Salou) and Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (in Montserrat). Spend the 26th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Make the 5th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and see where the action happens at Camp Nou.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona journey planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Sculpturepark Jardíns de Cap Roig, PortAventura, Parc Prudenci Bertrana, Platja Port Bo
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, then pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Valencia holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro del Pinatar.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia

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San Pedro del Pinatar

San Pedro del Pinatar is a small town and municipality in the autonomous community and province of Murcia, southeastern Spain. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Del Teatro Romano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Salinas de Torrevieja, then stroll through La Mata Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Zenia Boulevard. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Cabo de Palos.

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You can drive from Valencia to San Pedro del Pinatar in 2.5 hours. September in San Pedro del Pinatar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in San Pedro del Pinatar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Torrevieja, Cabo de Palos, Museo Del Teatro Romano, Zenia Boulevard
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
El Faro de Cabo de Palos ©
El Faro de Cabo de Palos

3
nights
Granada

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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the striking features of Alhambra, steep yourself in history at Court of the Lions, then stroll through Generalife, then pause for some photo ops at Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally contemplate the long history of La Madraza. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Alcazaba, make a trip to Carrera del Darro, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Galeria Alea, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Nicolas, and finally steep yourself in history at Dar al-Horra.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner .

You can drive from San Pedro del Pinatar to Granada in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Pedro del Pinatar in September since evenings lows in Granada dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
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Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete, then don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, then browse for treasures at Nerja Book Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nerja online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nerja are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa

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Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Ifergan Collection, go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, then walk around Parque De La Paloma, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Malaga Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Malaga online day trip planner .

You can drive from Nerja to Malaga in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Nerja in September, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Benalmadena
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Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Ronda. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, then take in the views from Puente Nuevo, then wander the streets of Old City, and finally see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de Ronda.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ronda trip website .

You can drive from Malaga to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Ronda, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

1
night
Seville

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seville itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Puerta de Bisagra, get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, then appreciate the history behind Bust of Samuel Ha-Levi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle, snap pictures at San Martin Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, admire the striking features of Stazione Ave di Toledo, then admire the landmark architecture of Estación de Ferrocarril de Aranjuez, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Palace of Aranjuez.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Toledo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in October, things will get slightly colder in Toledo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Royal Palace of Aranjuez
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 4th (Fri), examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Puerta del Sol, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For ratings and tourist information, read Madrid online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Toledo to Madrid by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Madrid sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Medulas.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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Las Medulas

Las Medulas ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Aula Arqueologica de Las Medulas, then head outdoors with Binatur, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago de Carucedo.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Medulas day trip planning tool .

Drive from Madrid to Las Medulas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in October; daily highs in Las Medulas reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santander.

Things to do in Las Medulas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago de Carucedo
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Lago de Carucedo ©
Lago de Carucedo
Aula Arqueologica de Las Medulas ©
Aula Arqueologica de Las Medulas

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nights
Santander

Santander ©
Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Peninsula of Magdalena. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, then make a trip to Cueva Las Monedas, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Altamira, and finally admire the landmark architecture of El Capricho de Gaudi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santander road trip tool .

You can drive from Las Medulas to Santander in 4 hours. Traveling from Las Medulas in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Santander. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, Cueva Las Monedas, Museo de Altamira, El Capricho de Gaudi
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Peninsula of Magdalena ©
Peninsula of Magdalena
El Capricho de Gaudi ©
El Capricho de Gaudi
Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno ©

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Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Plaza Moyua, then make a trip to Vizcaya Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, have fun at La Ribera Market, take in the views from White Bridge (Zubi Zuri), take a stroll through Casco Viejo, then explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bilbao vacation planner.

Getting from Santander to Bilbao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bilbao are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Vizcaya Bridge
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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Room Escape Games

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, then don't miss a visit to Peine del Viento, then step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia road trip app .

Take a bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Food Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

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Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Terrazas de la Catedral de Palma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, then get your game on at Golf Fantasia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Castell de Bellver, then enjoy the sand and surf at Es Trenc, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Palma Aquarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Palma de Mallorca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Es Trenc, Playa de Muro, Golf Fantasia
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Es Trenc ©
Es Trenc
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver

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