30 days in Spain Itinerary

30 days in Spain Itinerary

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30 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  20​h
1
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Malaga
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  4​h 15​min
4
La Coruna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Zaragoza
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Durban

3
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Papagayo Beach and Playa Dorada Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Parque Natural de Corralejo. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Del Carmen to Playa Blanca to see Playa Flamingo about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Mirador Del Rio, Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Gusto, and see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Del Carmen road trip site .

Durban, South Africa to Puerto Del Carmen is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durban to Puerto Del Carmen due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Durban, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Puerto Del Carmen, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Parque Natural de Corralejo, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Iglesia Santo Gusto
Highlights from your plan
Playa Flamingo ©
Playa Flamingo
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje ©
Visit Playa de las Teresitas and Playa del Duque for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Playa de las Vistas and El Medano. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria in Candelaria (about 1 hour away).

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Costa Adeje online travel route planner .

You can fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Costa Adeje in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Costa Adeje can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Los Cristianos, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria, Playa de las Teresitas, Teide National Park, El Medano
Highlights from your plan
El Medano ©
El Medano
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas
Playa de las Teresitas ©
Playa de las Teresitas

5
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castillo de Gibralfaro and El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro. Step out of the city life by going to Burriana Beach and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Cordoba (Roman Bridge, Jewish Quarter (Juderia), & more), Royal Chapel of Granada (in Granada) and Marbella Old Town (in Marbella). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of La Carihuela, don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, admire the landmark architecture of Malaga Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip app .

Fly from Costa Adeje to Malaga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Costa Adeje to Malaga. Traveling from Costa Adeje in October, plan for little chillier nights in Malaga, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Coruna.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nerja, Cordoba, La Carihuela, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, Royal Chapel of Granada
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro ©
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

3
nights
La Coruna

La Coruna ©
A Coruña is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. Explore hidden gems such as Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) and Muralla Romana de Lugo. Faro de Fisterra and Catedral de Lugo will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from La Coruna: Piscina Romana (in Lugo), Iglesia de Santa Maria das Areas (in Fisterra) and Santiago de Compostela (Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico & Plaza del Obradoiro). It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte de San Pedro.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our La Coruna sightseeing website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Malaga to La Coruna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in October, expect La Coruna to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in La Coruna

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lugo, Santiago de Compostela, Fisterra
Highlights from your plan
Muralla Romana de Lugo ©
Muralla Romana de Lugo
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Faro de Fisterra
Faro de Fisterra

3
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Popular historic sites such as The Walls of Avila and New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja). Venture out of the city with trips to Avila (The Four Posts & Cathedral of Avila) and Plaza Mayor de Valladolid (in Valladolid). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, ponder the world of politics at Universidad de Salamanca, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Salamanca journey website .

Getting from La Coruna to Salamanca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from La Coruna in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Salamanca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avila, Plaza Mayor de Valladolid, Basilica de Santa Teresa
Highlights from your plan
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palacio de la Aljaferia and Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monasterio de Piedra and Palacio Real de Olite. Get out of town with these interesting Zaragoza side-trips: Monasterio de Casbas (in Casbas de Huesca), Ruta De Las Pasarelas (in Alquezar) and Cosecheros Reunidos Bodegas y Vinedos (in Olite). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza road trip planner.

Getting from Salamanca to Zaragoza by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Zaragoza when traveling from Salamanca in October, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Olite, Ruta De Las Pasarelas, Monasterio de Casbas
Highlights from your plan
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Palacio Real de Olite ©
Palacio Real de Olite

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa de Alcudia and Playa de Muro. Family-friendly places like Castell de Bellver and Playa del Puerto de Pollensa will thrill your kids. Step out of Palma de Mallorca to go to Capdepera and see Cuevas de Arta, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Passeig des Born, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La iglesia de Monti-sion, and have some family-friendly fun at Golf Fantasia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary website .

Fly from Zaragoza to Palma de Mallorca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. October in Palma de Mallorca sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Alcudia, Playa de Muro, Cuevas de Arta, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Golf Fantasia
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cala Comte and Playa de Llevant. Get in touch with nature at Castell de Eivissa and Playa Cala Salada. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Dalt Vila.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Palma de Mallorca in October since evenings lows in Ibiza Town dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Cala Salada, Playa de Llevant, Cala Comte
Highlights from your plan
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant

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