20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Seville
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Ronda
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Zaragoza
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
6
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Train:  7​h
7
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Toledo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Burgos
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Zurich

2
nights
Seville

Seville ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Eglise du Divin Sauveur, explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Sevilla, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Las Duenas.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Seville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in July, with highs in Seville at 38°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, make a trip to Zahara de la Sierra, then wander the streets of La Ciudad, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally take an in-depth tour of Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Leather Museum of Ubrique, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Rada, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ronda trip builder tool .

Drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ronda are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zahara de la Sierra, Museo de la Piel de Ubrique, Playa de la Rada
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Museo de la Piel de Ubrique ©
Museo de la Piel de Ubrique
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, admire the landmark architecture of Posada del Potro, then see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Ronda to Cordoba in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 13th (Sat), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park, see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Madrid attractions planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Madrid by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Cordoba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Daroca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra, examine the collection at Emoz, then see the interesting displays at Caixaforum Zaragoza, and finally contemplate the long history of Palacio de la Aljaferia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Puente de Piedra, see the interesting displays at Caesaraugusta Theater Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, then examine the collection at Museo De Tapices Y Capitular De La Seo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Goya Coleccion Ibercaja.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Zaragoza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then browse the exhibits of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Getting from Zaragoza to Barcelona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zaragoza in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Salamanca.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cielo de Salamanca, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Salamanca,Casco Historico. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Parque natural de Las Batuecas - Sierra de Francia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), then pause for some serene contemplation at San Marcos Church, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Anaya, and finally contemplate the long history of Escuelas Menores.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Salamanca online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Salamanca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for little chillier nights in Salamanca, with lows around 14°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bodegas Grupo Yllera, Parque Natural Arribes del Duero
Highlights from your plan
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

3
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Templarios y Otras Ordenes Militares and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Roman Church. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cascada Del Chorro, take a memorable drive along Canyon Burujon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Toledo vacation maker app .

Drive from Salamanca to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Toledo, with lows around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Burgos.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cascada Del Chorro, Barrancas de Burujon
Highlights from your plan
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©

2
nights
Burgos

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Centro de Arqueologia Experimental (Carex) and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Burgos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Cartuja de Miraflores, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Evolucion Humana, explore the historical opulence of Casa del Cordon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas y vinedos PRADOREY, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Huelgas.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Burgos trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Toledo to Burgos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Toledo in July: high temperatures in Burgos hover around 32°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Iglesia de Santa Maria, Bohedal Bodega Boutique, Sad Hill Cemetery, Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de la Piedad, RiojaNatura
Highlights from your plan
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos
Monasterio de las Huelgas ©
Monasterio de las Huelgas

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