17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain tour planner

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Madrid
— 2 nights
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Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valladolid
— 1 night
Drive
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Oviedo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bilbao
— 2 nights
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Pamplona
— 3 nights
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Madrid
— 3 nights
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Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Segovia (San Martin Church, Acueduct of Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Catedral Primada, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Madrid is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Salamanca

— 2 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), take in the views from Puente Romano, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Alberto Churriguera y al Conde Francos. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, then steep yourself in history at Casa de las Conchas, and finally look for gifts at El Motin Del Te.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Salamanca trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Salamanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Salamanca. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Valladolid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Valladolid

— 1 night

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
On the 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Ruta del Hereje, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pablo, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Escultura, then walk around Campo Grande, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor de Valladolid.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Valladolid attractions planner.

Drive from Salamanca to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Valladolid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Oviedo

— 3 nights
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Atlantico, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Lorenzo, and finally stroll around Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Naranco, then make a trip to Plaza del Fontan, and finally explore the venue of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Oviedo trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Valladolid to Oviedo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Valladolid in September, expect nights in Oviedo to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Oviedo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Bilbao

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

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 (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo and then explore the striking landscape at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Bilbao trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Oviedo to Bilbao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Oviedo in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Bilbao, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Pamplona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Pamplona

— 3 nights
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Explore Pamplona's surroundings by going to Palacio Real de Olite (in Olite), Logrono (Calle del Laurel & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Bardenas Reales (in Valtierra). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pamplona, make a trip to Iglesia de San Saturnino, appreciate the history behind Monumento al Encierro, and walk around Parque de La Taconera.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pamplona holiday planner.

Getting from Bilbao to Pamplona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Pamplona are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

On the 16th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find out how to plan a trip to Madrid, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Pamplona to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.