31 days in Spain Itinerary

31 days in Spain Itinerary

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31 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Malaga
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Cordoba
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Leon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Salamanca
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Zaragoza
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

4
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Popular historic sites such as Teatro Romano and Malaga Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castillo de Gibralfaro and Marbella Old Quarter. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Puente Nuevo (in Ronda), Nerja (Balcon de Europa, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, & more) and Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Malaga and explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Torcal Natural Park.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga road trip tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Malaga is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Malaga. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: highs in Malaga hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Nerja, El Torcal de Antequera, Marbella Old Town, Puente Nuevo, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena ©
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jaén Cathedral and Mercado Victoria. Calleja de las Flores and Palacio de Viana are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Cordoba with an excursion to Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Banos in Fuencaliente--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, snap pictures at Roman Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, and don't miss a visit to Patio de los Naranjos.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cordoba holiday maker site .

Take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in July, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 44°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Costa Teguise.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Banos, Jaén Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Jaén Cathedral ©
Jaén Cathedral
Calleja de las Flores ©
Calleja de las Flores

4
nights
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

Costa Teguise ©
Set along the eastern coast of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise is a well-known area for beach vacations because of its sandy shores and year-round warm weather.
Shop till you drop at Galeria de Arte Enmala and Galerie Atelier Guttenberger Schultz Teseguite. Visit Surf Spot Famara and Las Salinas for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de los Verdes, stop by Haria Artesanal, and get great views at Mirador Del Rio.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Costa Teguise road trip website .

You can fly from Cordoba to Costa Teguise in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Cordoba to Costa Teguise is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cordoba in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Costa Teguise: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Teguise

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Haria, Mala, Jardin de Cactus, Lanzarote Karting
Highlights from your plan
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
El Faro de Maspalomas and Vegueta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Roque Nublo and Playa de Amadores will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Las Canteras Beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan and explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Maspalomas driving holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Costa Teguise to Maspalomas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Leon.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
Highlights from your plan
Roque Nublo ©
Roque Nublo
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

1
night
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Astorga Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Palacio de Gaudi, and then step into the grandiose world of Diputación Provincial De León. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Salvador de Palat del Rey, stop by La tienda de te-Leon, explore the world behind art at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, then admire the landmark architecture of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Leon vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Leon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Leon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Astorga
Highlights from your plan
Astorga Cathedral ©
Astorga Cathedral
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
Palacio De Gaudi ©
Palacio De Gaudi

4
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) and Casa de las Conchas. Get some historical perspective at Ieronimus and Universidad de Salamanca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salamanca: Ermita de San Roque (in Aldeamayor de San Martin), Valladolid (Museo Nacional de Escultura & Plaza Mayor de Valladolid) and Avila (The Four Posts, The Walls of Avila, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), snap pictures at Puente Romano, contemplate the long history of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salamanca,Casco Historico.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salamanca trip itinerary app .

Getting from Leon to Salamanca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Leon in July: highs in Salamanca hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avila, Valladolid, Ermita de San Roque, Basilica de Santa Teresa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)

4
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 Real de Olite and Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruta De Las Pasarelas and Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra, contemplate the long history of Palacio de la Aljaferia, make a trip to El Tubo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Zaragoza takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Zaragoza, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain, Ruta De Las Pasarelas, Palacio Real de Olite
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Real de Olite ©
Palacio Real de Olite
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa de Llevant and Cala Saladeta. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castle of Ibiza and Dalt Vila. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Salada, step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra, take in the waterfront at Puerto de Ibiza, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ibiza Town route planner .

Getting from Zaragoza to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Zaragoza in July, you will find days in Ibiza Town are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). On the 31st (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Cala Comte, Playa de Llevant
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant
Playa Cala Salada ©
Playa Cala Salada
Cala Saladeta ©
Cala Saladeta

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