30 days in Spain Itinerary

30 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 3 nights
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Bilbao
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly to Ibiza, Ferry to Formentera
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Formentera
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seville
— 2 nights
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Ronda
— 3 nights
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Granada
— 3 nights
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Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Sorolla. Change things up with a short trip to Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Campo.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa de Langre and Cueva Covalanas. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Primera de El Sardinero and Playa Verde. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, and stroll through Playa de Azkorri.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bilbao online travel planner.

Fly from Madrid to Bilbao in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Bilbao sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Concha Beach and Ondarreta Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parte Vieja and Castillo de la Mota. There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, and take some stellar pictures from Monte Urgull.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary website.

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Barcelona

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de La Barceloneta and Sailing Experience Barcelona. We've included these beaches for you: Nova Mar Bella Beach and Montgat Beach. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Formentera

— 3 nights
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa de Ses Illetes and Platja Ses Platgetes. Get in touch with nature at Calo Des Mort and Platja de Llevant. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Platja de Migjorn, enjoy the sea views from Cap de Barbaria, stroll through Cala Saona, and take some stellar pictures from Torre de sa Punta Prima.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Barcelona to Formentera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Formentera

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Ibiza Town, Ibiza

— 3 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Get outdoors at Castell de Eivissa and Cala Comte. Ibiza Cathedral and Puig de Missa will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Ibiza Town to go to Sant Antoni de Portmany and see Cala Bassa, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cala Salada, get your game on at Kentucky Derby, and choose your vessel at Ibiza Boat Hire.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary maker app.

Ride a ferry from Formentera to Ibiza Town in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seville

— 2 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. And it doesn't end there: visit Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and wander the streets of Triana.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ibiza Town in September, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Seville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Ronda

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Step out of the city life by going to El Tajo de Ronda and Reservatauro Ronda. Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor and Baños Arabes will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Toros de Ronda, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, and take a stroll through La Ciudad.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ronda trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Ronda, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Granada

— 3 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 1st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then contemplate the long history of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, Granada is slightly colder than Ronda - with highs of 82°F and lows of 58°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · 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.