30 days in Spain Itinerary

30 days in Spain Itinerary

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30 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
+3
Fly + train + foot + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Seville
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Malaga
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Zaragoza
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Leon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Salamanca
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador and Royal Alcázar of Seville. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla and Torre del Oro. When in Seville, make a side trip to see Catedral de Cadiz in Cadiz, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla, admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Sevilla, and make a trip to Plaza de España.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary website .

Charlotte, USA to Seville is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Seville due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Charlotte in October since evenings lows in Seville dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Catedral de Cadiz
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.
On the 15th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, take in the views from Roman Bridge, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cordoba journey planning app .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cordoba are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Granada.

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

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de San Juan de Dios and Sinagoga del Agua. Get some historical perspective at Jaén Cathedral and Monasterio Cartuja. Step out of Granada to go to Almeria and see Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Royal Chapel, wander the streets of Albayzin, and get engrossed in the history at Archive Saint John of God Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Granada attractions planning site .

You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in October, you will find days in Granada are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, Sinagoga del Agua, Jaén Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Jaén Cathedral ©
Jaén Cathedral
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga and Alcazaba. Popular historic sites such as Castillo de Gibralfaro and Malaga Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Ronda (Bodega Garcia Hidalgo & Puente Nuevo), Marbella Old Quarter (in Marbella) and Nerja (Church of El Salvador & Balcon de Europa). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Malaga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in October, Malaga is a bit warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Nerja, Ronda, Marbella Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cala Comte, pause for some serene contemplation at Puig de Missa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle of Ibiza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Dalt Vila, examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, and then step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip maker .

You can fly from Malaga to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Puig de Missa, Cala Comte
Highlights from your plan
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

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.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then contemplate the long history of Palacio de la Aljaferia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zaragoza online route planner .

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Ibiza Town in October, Zaragoza is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vila Vella (Old Town) and Girona Cathedral (Catedral). Get some historical perspective at Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona) and Lloret de Mar (Ermita de Les Alegries & Parish Church of Sant Roma). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Carrer Montcada.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zaragoza in October, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

2
nights
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Laguna de Negrillos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Valporquero, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astorga Cathedral, and then view the masterpieces at Palacio de Gaudi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Leon trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Leon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Leon to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Astorga, Castillo de Laguna de Negrillos, Cuevas de Valporquero
Highlights from your plan
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos

4
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional de Escultura and Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis. Get some historical perspective at Basilica de San Vicente and St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salamanca: Avila (The Walls of Avila, Cathedral of Avila, & more) and Plaza Mayor de Valladolid (in Valladolid). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, admire the landmark architecture of Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), gain insight at Universidad de Salamanca, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Anaya.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salamanca online journey planner .

You can drive from Leon to Salamanca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Leon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salamanca, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avila, Valladolid
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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 Catedral de Segovia and Alcazar de Segovia. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and explore the activities along Retiro Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid visit site .

Getting from Salamanca to Madrid by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in November, Madrid is a bit warmer at night with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia

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