31 days in Spain Itinerary

31 days in Spain Itinerary

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31 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Porto
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Salamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Ronda
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
9
Seville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Santiago de Compostela
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Porto

1
night
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): walk around Parque de la Alamedilla and then get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Plaza Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, and finally stroll around Parque Huerta de los Jesuitas.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Salamanca tour itinerary builder app .

Porto, Portugal to Salamanca is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Porto in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Salamanca, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip builder tool .

You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Madrid when traveling from Salamanca in October, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Let's get Basque!, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia attractions site .

You can fly from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, historic sites, nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online visit planner .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
On the 13th (Sun), kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then stop by De Mil Amores, and finally examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala S'Illot des Rencli, then enjoy the sand and surf at S'Arenal Gros, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa des Codolar.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cala S'Illot des Rencli, Kentucky Derby, Playa des Codolar, S'Arenal Gros
Highlights from your plan
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins

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.
Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Malaga (Malaga Cathedral & Alcazaba). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Royal Chapel of Granada, and wander the streets of Albayzin.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada day trip site .

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ibiza Town in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Granada. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Malaga
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

4
nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and make a trip to Balcon de Europa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nerja vacation planner .

Drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Nerja sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, get interesting insight from Tours, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda online trip planner .

Drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Ronda are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba (about 1h 45 min away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and walk around Parque de Maria Luisa.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Seville route maker .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, then head outdoors with Aventuras en Galicia, then get to know the fascinating history of Convento, igreja e colegio das Orfas, and finally grab your bike and head to Vista Galicia - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, then don't miss a visit to Palacio de Raxoi, and finally make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela planning site .

Getting from Seville to Santiago de Compostela by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Seville in October: high temperatures in Santiago de Compostela hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Outdoors Tours Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vista Galicia - Day Tours ©
Vista Galicia - Day Tours
Walking tours
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©

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