20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Alcudia, Majorca
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Seville
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  29​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alcazar of Segovia and Casco Historico de Toledo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno) and Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and explore the galleries of Museo Cerralbo.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Madrid is minus 9 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Segovia, Playa del Alberche, Casco Historico de Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 21st (Fri), examine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia, then examine the collection at L'Iber Museo de Los Soldaditos de Plomo, then step into the grandiose world of Castell de Xativa, and finally examine the collection at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Chocolates Comes Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and then take a stroll through Barrio del Carmen.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Valencia holiday site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Valencia are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alcudia.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castell de Xativa, Chocolates Comes Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museu Faller de Valencia ©
Museu Faller de Valencia
Castell de Xativa ©
Castell de Xativa

3
nights
Alcudia, Majorca

Alcudia ©
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Visit Playa de Alcudia and Cala Gran for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Teatre Ròma and Closos de can Gaia. Step out of Alcudia with an excursion to Calo Des Moro in Palma de Mallorca--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Muro, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Carlos V, and stroll through Aucanada Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Alcudia travel planner .

Getting from Valencia to Alcudia by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Alcudia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Alcudia

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Calo Des Moro, Cala Molins, Closos de can Gaia, Playa de Muro, Cala Gran
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Calo Des Moro ©
Calo Des Moro
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

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.
On the 26th (Wed), stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally wander the streets of Ciutat Vella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alcudia to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Barcelona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Parte Vieja and Museo del Ferrocarril. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Telmo Museoa and Ondarreta Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Sebastian - Donostia to Zumaia to see Playa de Itzurun about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Zarautz, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, and explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia trip tool .

Getting from Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, San Sebastian - Donostia is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Albaola, The Sea Factory of the Basques, Playa de Itzurun, Playa de Zarautz, Museo del Ferrocarril
Highlights from your plan
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Las Duenas and Spas. Get some cultural insight at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Seville day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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
Las Duenas ©
Las Duenas

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