23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

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23 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Tomar
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Zaragoza
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Valencia
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
6
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
7
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Tomar

3
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Purisima Church. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Marcos Church, get engrossed in the history at la Casa de Santa Teresa de Jesus, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Salina, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), and finally steep yourself in history at Convento de las Duenas.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salamanca travel route builder tool .

Tomar, Portugal to Salamanca is an approximately 4-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Tomar in January, expect Salamanca to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sat), kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, then stop by Ganbara, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota, and finally engage your brain at Eureka! Zientzia Museoa. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Zurriola Beach, admire the masterpieces at San Telmo Museoa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Vicente, and finally explore the historical opulence of Miramar Palace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Salamanca to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in January since evenings lows in San Sebastian - Donostia dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eureka! Zientzia Museoa ©
Eureka! Zientzia Museoa
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

1
night
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 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pablo, see the interesting displays at Museo De Tapices Y Capitular De La Seo, then take in the views from Puente de Piedra, and finally see the interesting displays at Emoz.

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You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zaragoza, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Emoz ©
Emoz
Church of San Pablo ©
Church of San Pablo
Museo De Tapices Y Capitular De La Seo ©

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore and learn at CosmoCaixa Barcelona and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Venture out of the city with trips to Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip app .

Getting from Zaragoza to Barcelona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Zaragoza in January, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Fenals Beach
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, then see the interesting displays at Museu Faller de Valencia, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castell de Xativa. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Casco Antiguo, see the interesting displays at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti, pause for some serene contemplation at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, view the masterpieces at Botique Museo Lladro, then see the interesting displays at L'Iber Museo de Los Soldaditos de Plomo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valencia day trip planning app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Valencia, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Castell de Xativa
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Castell de Xativa ©
Castell de Xativa

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Plaza mayor de Chinchon. Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial), Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso (in La Granja de San Ildefonso) and Segovia (Alcazar de Segovia & Catedral de Segovia). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, and explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner .

Getting from Valencia to Madrid by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, Madrid is a bit cooler than Valencia - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Plaza mayor de Chinchon, Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a memorable drive along Barrancas de Burujon, browse the exhibits of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museo del Greco, then make a trip to Catedral Primada, and finally contemplate the long history of Puerta del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Antonio de Padua, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Roman Church, and finally learn more about the world around you at Templarios y Otras Ordenes Militares.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Toledo trip itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Toledo sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Barrancas de Burujon
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de los Santos Justo y Pastor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jerome Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Camarin de la Virgen del Rosario, then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Albayzin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then get engrossed in the history at Abadia del Sacromonte, then contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

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Traveling by car from Toledo to Granada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in Granada sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Castillo de Santa Catalina
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

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 26th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Jose, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seville driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Granada in January, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir, examine the collection at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Merced, make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo, then admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally take in the views from Roman Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then contemplate the long history of Casa Andalusi, then examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip maker .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cordoba can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

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