31 days in Spain Itinerary

31 days in Spain Itinerary

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Malaga
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Cordoba
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Zaragoza
— 7 nights
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Alicante
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Malaga

— 9 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Museo de Malaga and Museo Lara will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Teatro Romano and Alcazaba de Antequera. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Antequera (Dolmenes de Antequera & Dolmen de Menga), Playa La Carihuela (in Torremolinos) and Granada (Saint Jerome Monastery, Monasterio Cartuja, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center, see the interesting displays at Colección del Museo Ruso, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Victoria.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Malaga trip maker website.

Madrid to Malaga is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Malaga, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Cordoba

— 7 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortaleza de la Mota and Centro Historico. Appreciate the collections at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda and Sala el Potro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Araceli (in Lucena), Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Asuncion y Angeles (in Cabra) and Rute (Machaquito Anis & Licores & Museo del Anis). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Tiered Gardens of The Alcazaba, don't miss a visit to Barrio de la Villa, steep yourself in history at Monasterio de la Encarnacion, and admire the local landmark of Fuente del Rey.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba road trip site.

Getting from Malaga to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Malaga in May: highs in Cordoba hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Zaragoza

— 7 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ciudadela De Jaca and Museo de Zaragoza. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Jaca and Iglesia de Santa Maria de los Reyes. Change things up with these side-trips from Zaragoza: Museo Diocesano de Jaca - Arte Romanico (in Jaca), Huesca (Huesca Cathedral & Valle de Aguas Tuertas) and Laguardia (Bodega Casa Primicia & El Gaitero Plaza). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Daroca, admire the striking features of Iglesia-Fortaleza de Santa Maria de Ujue, see the interesting displays at Caesaraugusta Forum Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Gargallo.

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Traveling by train from Cordoba to Zaragoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Zaragoza, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Alicante.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Alicante

— 7 nights

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Los Locos and Clot de Galvany. Visit Cabo San Antonio and Casa de la Fortuna for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Alicante side-trips: Platges de Benidorm (in Benidorm), Cap Prim (in Javea) and Santa Clara Monastery & Museum (in Murcia). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at MAHE (Museo Arqueologico y de Historia de Elche), learn about winemaking at Bodegas Enrique Mendoza, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ruta Senderista Rio Seco, and play a few rounds at Lo Romero Golf.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alicante driving holiday planner.

Getting from Zaragoza to Alicante by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.