28 days in Spain Itinerary

28 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
Train
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Madrid
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Vigo
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seville
— 3 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Bilbao
— 3 nights
Drive
10
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
Fly

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Barcelona

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

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Manchester, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parque del Retiro, admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In January, Madrid is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Salamanca

— 2 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban). On the next day, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then steep yourself in history at Casa de las Conchas, then deepen your understanding at Universidad de Salamanca, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca.

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Traveling by car from Madrid to Salamanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in January, Salamanca is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vigo.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums

Vigo

— 2 nights
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, north-west Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Samil, then don't miss a visit to Casco Vello, then stroll around Parque Monte del Castro, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Caballos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tui Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporanea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Virgen Peregrina, then appreciate the history behind Loro Ravachol, then don't miss a visit to Casco antiguo de Pontevedra, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Teucro.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vigo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Vigo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vigo, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Vigo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

— 4 nights

City of Palms

As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Playa de Maspalomas (in Maspalomas), Buceo Agaete (in Agaete) and Playa del Ingles (Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas & Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Dobrev Wellness and Massage, get a dose of the wild on Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Canteras Beach, and see the interesting displays at Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria trip builder site.

Getting from Vigo to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Vigo in January, things will get a bit warmer in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: highs are around 24°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seville

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, then contemplate the long history of Casa de Pilatos, and finally don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seville online journey planner.

Getting from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Seville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in January; daily highs in Seville reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Cordoba

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then stop by Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally see the interesting displays at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba day trip tool.

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and then admire the landmark architecture of Corral del Carbon. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, then make a trip to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, and finally steep yourself in history at Generalife.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Granada travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Bilbao

— 3 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Get out of town with these interesting Bilbao side-trips: Peninsula of Magdalena (in Santander) and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (in Bermeo). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, get into the urban bustle at Azkuna Zentroa, take in the views from Vizcaya Bridge, and indulge your taste buds at La Ribera Market.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bilbao attractions app.

Fly from Granada to Bilbao in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. January in Bilbao sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
San Sebastian - Donostia is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the views from Puente la Zurriola, take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Nuevo, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia road trip planning app.

You can drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.