23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

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23 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Bilbao
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Malaga
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Ronda
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Cairo

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Madrid is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Madrid, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in October; daily highs in Madrid reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): snap pictures at Puente Romano, steep yourself in history at Casa de las Conchas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), and finally make a trip to Salamanca's Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Pontifical University of Salamanca, don't miss a visit to Salamanca,Casco Historico, then steep yourself in history at Convento de las Duenas, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque Huerta de los Jesuitas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salamanca trip planner .

You can drive from Madrid to Salamanca in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Salamanca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the striking features of Palacio Chavarri, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Diputacion, then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, then admire all the interesting features of Deusto University, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bilbao trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Salamanca to Bilbao in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bilbao, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Palacio de la Diputacion
Palacio de la Diputacion

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.
Spend a day outdoors on the 17th (Wed) with Sierra & Sol. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Alhambra, make a trip to La Ermita de San Miguel Alto, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and wander the streets of Albayzin.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planner .

Getting from Bilbao to Granada by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
night
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 19th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Malaga trip builder app .

Getting from Granada to Malaga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Granada in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Malaga. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Grabados Somera and Museo Peinado. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, take a memorable tour with Tours, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, and take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Ronda sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda
Museo Peinado ©
Museo Peinado
Museo Lara ©
Museo Lara

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, explore the galleries of Torre del Oro, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and admire the natural beauty at Jardines de los Reales Alcazares.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seville trip planner .

Drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla ©
Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla
Painter Amalio Museum ©
Painter Amalio Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona holiday maker app .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in October: highs in Barcelona hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©

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