22 days in Bordeaux & Spain Itinerary

22 days in Bordeaux & Spain Itinerary

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Bordeaux, France
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Bourse, take in the views from Pont de Pierre, and then admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Bordeaux is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites

Barcelona, Spain

— 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Bordeaux to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Granada, Spain

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, slough off your stress at Hammam Al Andalus Granada, and then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, make a trip to Ermita de San Miguel Alto, then take a stroll through Albayzin, and finally wander the streets of Sacromonte.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Baths

Ronda, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, then take a stroll through Old City, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): stroll through Reservatauro Ronda, gain insight at Celia Morales Guitarra Flamenca Tradicional, and then get a dose of the wild on SierrAventura Ronda.

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You can drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May in Ronda, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Seville, Spain

— 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, browse the exhibits of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, admire the striking features of Plaza de España, and visit Barrio Santa Cruz.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seville travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Valencia, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 26th (Thu), steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza del Ayuntamiento, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Colon, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Valencia trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Madrid, Spain

— 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid vacation planning website.

Take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Salamanca, Spain

— 2 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, then get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban). Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Pontifical University of Salamanca, admire the striking features of Scala Coeli Torres de la Clerecia, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa de las Conchas.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Salamanca road trip app.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Salamanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Salamanca, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites

Bilbao, Spain

— 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 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, stop by Paragueria Leoz, then don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Begona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa de Azkorri, test your problem-solving skills at Mad Mansion - Mansion Crowell, then catch a live performance at Azkuna Zentroa, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Formula Racing.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Salamanca to Bilbao in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in June, you will find days in Bilbao are little chillier (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.