25 days in Spain Itinerary

25 days in Spain Itinerary

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25 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Granada
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Seville
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Barcelona Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Tossa de Mar to see Vila Vella (Old Town) about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona holiday maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. October in Barcelona sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa de Muro and Golf Fantasia. Popular historic sites such as Castell de Bellver and Catedral de Mallorca are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palma de Mallorca: Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia) and Playa del Puerto de Pollensa (in Port de Pollenca). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Palma de Mallorca sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa de Alcudia, Playa de Muro, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Golf Fantasia
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alhambra and Albayzin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Chapel of Granada and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Balcon de Europa (in Nerja) and Malaga Cathedral (in Malaga). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de los Aljibes.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Granada journey maker .

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October, daytime highs in Granada are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nerja, Malaga Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

3
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Las Canteras Beach and Dunas de Maspalomas. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vegueta and El Faro de Maspalomas. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Costa Canaria, and stroll through Playa de Mogan.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Maspalomas driving holiday planner .

Getting from Granada to Maspalomas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Granada in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Maspalomas, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Vegueta ©
Vegueta

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Barrio Santa Cruz and Casa de Pilatos. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Cordoba (Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba & Jewish Quarter (Juderia)) and Puente Nuevo (in Ronda). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seville travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Maspalomas to Seville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Maspalomas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Seville, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Cordoba, Puente Nuevo
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de la Sta. Vera Cruz, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Anaya, ponder the world of politics at Universidad de Salamanca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salamanca tour planning tool .

You can drive from Seville to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seville in October, with highs in Salamanca at 25°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

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

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
The Walls of Avila and Alcazar de Segovia will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Four Posts and Cathedral of Avila. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Madrid tour site .

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in October, Madrid is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Avila, Alcazar of Segovia
Highlights from your plan
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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