23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

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23 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  5 h
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Toledo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Santiago de Compostela
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Seville
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Segovia Aqueduct. Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. For shopping fun, head to Mercado San Miguel or Gran Via. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at El Rastro, stop by Bronze & Mora, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planning tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Madrid, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Acueduct of Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, and finally stop by Cuerho. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo del Greco, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, then stop by La Casa del Mazapan, and finally stop by Casa Cuartero.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Toledo day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Toledo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Toledo is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Valencia.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hostal dos Reis Católicos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte do Gozo, then look for gifts at Mercado de Abastos de Santiago, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Cervantes - Santiago, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Toledo to Santiago de Compostela in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, Santiago de Compostela is little chillier than Toledo - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Monte do Gozo ©
Monte do Gozo
Mercado de Abastos de Santiago ©
Mercado de Abastos de Santiago

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.
For shopping fun, head to Zaguan 24 or Coco Sevilla. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Espana, look for gifts at Tomamojama, take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seville sightseeing planner .

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Seville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in September, expect Seville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old City. On the 12th (Thu), wander the streets of Old City, look for gifts at ArtesamArt, then see the interesting displays at Grabados Somera, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, then stop by Lanas del Rio, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcasaba de Ronda.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ronda trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lanas del Rio
Highlights from your plan
Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto ©
Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto
Palacio de Mondragon ©
Palacio de Mondragon

3
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Alhambra and Mirador de San Nicolas will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Munira and Nerja Markets. Take a break from Granada with a short trip to DEGUSTA ANDALUCIA in Nerja, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife and look for gifts at Subterranea.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, Granada is a bit cooler than Ronda - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Shopping Classes

Side Trip

Nerja
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
You've now added Central Market (Mercado Central) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Torres de Serranos, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip planner .

You can take a train from Toledo to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Toledo in September since evenings lows in Valencia dip to 21°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

5
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Batllo and El Barri Gòtic. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. There's still lots to do: stroll through Park Guell, take a stroll around CaixaForum, look for gifts at Entre Latas, and examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip site .

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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