20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Leon
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Adeje, Tenerife
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Malaga
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Zaragoza
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Madrid

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) and Ieronimus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) and Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis. Explore Salamanca's surroundings by going to Zamora (in Zamora) and Ledesma (in Ledesma). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), take in the views from Puente Romano, admire the landmark architecture of Casa de las Conchas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Teresa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Salamanca trip itinerary planning site .

Madrid to Salamanca is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madrid in July; daily highs in Salamanca reach 37°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Leon.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Zamora, Ledesma, Basilica de Santa Teresa
Highlights from your plan
Casa de las Conchas
Casa de las Conchas
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)

2
nights
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Diputación Provincial De León, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Salvador de Palat del Rey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, then explore the world behind art at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Valporquero, take in the spiritual surroundings of Astorga Cathedral, and then explore the galleries of Palacio de Gaudi.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Leon attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Leon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Salamanca in July: highs in Leon hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adeje.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Astorga, Cuevas de Valporquero
Highlights from your plan
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos
Astorga Cathedral ©
Astorga Cathedral
Palacio De Gaudi ©
Palacio De Gaudi

3
nights
Adeje, Tenerife

Adeje ©
Straddling the foothills of the Teide volcano and Tenerife’s southern shores, Adeje is known for its beautiful island architecture and a backdrop of green, mountainous scenery.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa Del Duque. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Fanabe and Vilaflor. Go for a jaunt from Adeje to Santa Cruz de Tenerife to see Playa de las Teresitas about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Vistas, take in the dramatic natural features at Teide National Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Adeje trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Leon to Adeje in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Leon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Adeje, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Playa de las Vistas, Teide National Park, Playa de las Teresitas, Vilaflor
Highlights from your plan
Playa de las Teresitas ©
Playa de las Teresitas
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas
Vilaflor ©
Vilaflor

2
nights
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
On the 16th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo, explore the striking landscape at Corralejo Dunes, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de Lobos. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, and then see the interesting displays at Aloe Vera museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Corralejo online travel route planner .

You can fly from Adeje to Corralejo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Costa Teguise.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

La Oliva, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Isla de Lobos ©
Isla de Lobos

2
nights
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

Costa Teguise ©
Set along the eastern coast of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise is a well-known area for beach vacations because of its sandy shores and year-round warm weather.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Surf Spot Famara, then examine the collection at Museo de Arte Sacro, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, and finally examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Cactus, get great views at Mirador Del Rio, then see the interesting displays at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Costa Teguise trip planner .

Traveling by car from Corralejo to Costa Teguise takes 2 hours. July in Costa Teguise sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Costa Teguise

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Haria, Jardin de Cactus
Highlights from your plan
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara
Scuba & Snorkeling
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique

4
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burriana Beach and El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro. Escape the urban bustle at El Torcal Natural Park and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Marbella Old Quarter (in Marbella), Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village) (in Benalmadena) and La Carihuela (in Torremolinos). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, get great views at Puente Nuevo, and examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Malaga road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Costa Teguise to Malaga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Costa Teguise to Malaga due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Costa Teguise in July, you will find days in Malaga are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nerja, Puente Nuevo, La Carihuela, El Torcal de Antequera, Marbella Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castle of Ibiza, wander the streets of Dalt Vila, and then stroll through Playa Cala Salada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ibiza Town journey planning website .

Getting from Malaga to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Cala Salada, Cala Comte
Highlights from your plan
Playa Cala Salada ©
Playa Cala Salada
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte

2
nights
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Pilar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo del Grabado de Goya. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Torre Del Pilar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to El Tubo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santa Maria Del Coro de Los Angeles.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zaragoza trip planning site .

Fly from Ibiza Town to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Ibiza Town in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Zaragoza: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Museo del Grabado de Goya
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Museo del Grabado de Goya ©
Museo del Grabado de Goya
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

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