21 days in Spain Itinerary

21 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bilbao
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 3 nights
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Barcelona

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Bilbao.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a stroll around Azkuna Zentroa, explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Begona, then test your problem-solving skills at Mad Mansion - Mansion Crowell, and finally get your game on at Formula Racing. On your second day here, make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, and then admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Bilbao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bilbao, with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping · Historic Sites

San Sebastian - Donostia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zurriola Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia road trip website.

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Salamanca.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Salamanca

— 2 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Universidad de Salamanca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aquatherapia Spa Center, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, then deepen your understanding at Pontifical University of Salamanca, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa de las Conchas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan de Sahagún.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Salamanca trip planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Salamanca, with lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Spas

Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planning website.

You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Madrid when traveling from Salamanca in May, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Seville

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seville online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Granada

— 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Escuela Delengua, and take a stroll through Albayzin.

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You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Granada, with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Classes · Neighborhoods

Spain travel guide

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Churches · 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.