19 days in Spain Itinerary

19 days in Spain Itinerary

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19 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Tossa de Mar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Montserrat
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Bilbao
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Fuente De
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Santiago de Compostela
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You've added Biking Through Spain, Parc de Montjuic, Arc de Triomf, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Barceloneta Beach will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Galeria La Lesia. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and walk around Parc Guell.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit website .

Newark, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Tossa de Mar.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

2
nights
Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Blanco Grane and then contemplate the long history of Vila Vella (Old Town). Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Calella and then stroll through Platja Port Bo.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tossa de Mar driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Barcelona to Tossa de Mar in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tossa de Mar when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 58°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montserrat.

Things to do in Tossa de Mar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playas de Calella, Platja Port Bo, Camino de Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Camino de Ronda ©
Camino de Ronda
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Platja Port Bo ©
Platja Port Bo

2
nights
Montserrat

Montserrat ©
On the 7th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Estatua del Timbaler del Bruc and then take in the awesome beauty at Sant Jeroni.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Montserrat trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Tossa de Mar to Montserrat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montserrat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Escolania de Montserrat, Estatua del Timbaler del Bruc
Highlights from your plan
Sant Jeroni ©
Sant Jeroni
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Montana de Montserrat ©
Montana de Montserrat

3
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at San Telmo Museoa, then wander the streets of Parte Vieja, then look for gifts at Ganbara, and finally kick back and relax at La Concha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia travel planner.

You can fly from Montserrat to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, Historic Center of Hondarribia
Highlights from your plan
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 12th (Thu), browse the fresh offerings at La Ribera Market and then take a stroll through Casco Viejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, take some stellar pictures from El Balcon de Bizkaia, and then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bilbao road trip website .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 15th (Sun), you're off toFuente De.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Playa Primera de El Sardinero, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Highlights from your plan
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe ©
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

1
night
Fuente De

Fuente De ©
You've now added Picos de Europa to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Picos de Europa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fuente De trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Fuente De takes 3 hours. Traveling from Bilbao in September, Fuente De is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fuente De

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Los Picos de Europa, Picos de Europa
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional de Los Picos de Europa ©
Picos de Europa ©
Picos de Europa

3
nights
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Sargadelos, then look for gifts at Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Catedralicio, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see the interesting displays at Museo do Pobo Galego.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela day trip planning tool .

Getting from Fuente De to Santiago de Compostela by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Fuente De in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santiago de Compostela, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museo Casa de la Troya ©
Museo Casa de la Troya
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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