31 days in Spain Itinerary

31 days in Spain Itinerary

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31 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Seville
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Ronda
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Granada
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Madrid
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

3
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.
Take a break from Seville with a short trip to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba, about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza de España, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seville online vacation planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Seville is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Central European Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Seville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours

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

5
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Step out of Ronda with an excursion to Riding Fun In The Sun in Casares--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll through Reservatauro Ronda.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ronda journey planning website .

Take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Riding Fun In The Sun
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Wine Tours & Tastings

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, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa de la Alberquilla, contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, and Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nerja day trip website .

You can drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Nerja, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Malaga (Alcazaba & Ecomuseo Lagar de Torrijos). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Alhambra, admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid holiday planner .

Fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Madrid sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Salamanca is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque natural de Las Batuecas - Sierra de Francia, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salamanca trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Salamanca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Madrid in October since evenings lows in Salamanca dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Salamanca

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

3
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.
Explore San Sebastian - Donostia's surroundings by going to Bilbao (Room Escape Games, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, & more). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, have some family-friendly fun at Let's get Basque!, and make a trip to Peine del Viento.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Salamanca to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in October since evenings lows in San Sebastian - Donostia dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bilbao
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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