23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain travel planner

Make it your trip
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Granada
— 2 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 4 nights
Train
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Avila
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Leon
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Burgos
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Zaragoza
— 3 nights
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Granada

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de San Juan de Dios and Royal Chapel of Granada. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Albayzin and Alhambra. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Balcony of Europe). There's more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Granada travel route site.

Phoenix, USA to Granada is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Granada. Traveling from Phoenix in October, expect Granada to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cordoba

— 4 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona and Monasterio de la Encarnacion. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda and Museo de Osuna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Perez Barquero (in Montilla), Colegiata de Osuna (in Osuna) and Plaza San Fernando (in Carmona). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Puerta del Almodovar, do a tasting at Bodegas Campos, steep yourself in history at Plaza del Potro, and get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba online trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Granada to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Avila.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Avila

— 2 nights
Let the collections at Museo del Convento de la Encarnacion and Museo de Mariemma capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Basilica de San Vicente and Parish of St. Peter the Apostle are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Avila: Segovia (Catedral de Segovia & Old City) and Fundacion Museo de las Ferias (in Medina del Campo).

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Avila trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Cordoba to Avila in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in October: high temperatures in Avila hover around 69°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Avila

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Leon

— 4 nights
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ruta'l Quesu y la Sidra and San Julian de los Prados. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Penalba de Santiago and Monasterio de San Juan de Corias. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leon: Iglesia de Santa Cristina de Lena (in Pola de Lena) and Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno (in Langreo). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacion Del Leon Romano, step into the grandiose world of Diputación Provincial De León, and wander the streets of Plaza San Martin.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Leon trip tool.

You can drive from Avila to Leon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Avila, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Leon, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Burgos

— 4 nights
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Step off the beaten path and head to Territorio Artlanza and Monasterio de San Salvador. Get some cultural insight at Castle of the Dukes of Frias and Centro de Arqueologia Experimental (Carex). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burgos: Ermita de Santa Maria de la Hoz (in Tobera), Museo Provincial del Vino (in Penafiel) and Aranda de Duero (Iglesia de Santa Maria & Don Carlos Bodega Historica). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Monasterio de Santa Maria de La Vid, explore the ancient world of Yacimiento Romano de Clunia, stroll around Parque de la Isla, and do a tasting at Bodegas Legaris.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Burgos day trip site.

Getting from Leon to Burgos by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Zaragoza

— 3 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Get some historical perspective at Daroca and Huesca Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Caesaraugusta Theater Museum and Museo Goya Coleccion Ibercaja. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zaragoza: Villa Medieval de Montanana (in Huesca), Iglesia de San Felix (in Torralba de Ribota) and Colegiata del Santo Sepulcro (in Calatayud). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Pablo Gargallo, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, and learn about winemaking at Bodegas San Alejandro.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zaragoza trip website.

Traveling by car from Burgos to Zaragoza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Burgos in October, expect Zaragoza to be somewhat warmer, temps between 74°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.