33 days in Spain Itinerary

33 days in Spain Itinerary

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33 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Manama
+2
Fly + train + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Granada
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Seville
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Barcelona
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Manama

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. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of El Salvador and Punta Lara. You'll get in some beach time at Burriana Beach and Playa de la Alberquilla. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, stroll through Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Detunda Cueva De Nerja, and don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip itinerary planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Nerja is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manama to Nerja. In November, Nerja is cooler than Manama - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to El Torcal de Antequera and Playa La Carihuela. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alhambra and Generalife. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Malaga (Ifergan Collection & Alcazaba). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Ildefonso, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Granada attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Malaga, Playa La Carihuela, El Torcal de Antequera
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

5
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa de Amadores. You'll get in some beach time at Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Mogan. Explore Maspalomas' surroundings by going to Playa del Risco Y Puerto De Agaete (in Agaete), Los Tilos de Moya (in Moya) and Playa del Burrero (in Ingenio). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural El Cabron, kick back and relax at Playa de la Caleta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Aldea, and take in the dramatic natural features at Los Azulejos de Veneguera.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas travel planning site .

You can fly from Granada to Maspalomas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Maspalomas. Traveling from Granada in December, you will find days in Maspalomas are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mogan, Playa de Patalavaca, Los Tilos de Moya, Reserva Natural El Cabron, Playa del Burrero
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach

4
nights
Seville

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville. Take a break from the city and head to Paddock Paradise Ronda and Ronda Dressage. Venture out of the city with trips to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba (in Cordoba) and Ronda (Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, El Tajo de Ronda, & more). The adventure continues: get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Divin Sauveur.

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You can fly from Maspalomas to Seville in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Maspalomas to Seville is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Maspalomas in December, with highs in Seville at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronda, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza capture your imagination. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, stroll around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and take an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid planning app .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Visiting Platja de ses Salines and Cala Comte will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castell de Eivissa and Iglesia Sant Rafel. Get out of town with these interesting Ibiza Town side-trips: S'Arenal Gros (in Portinatx), Cala de Sant Vicent (in Sant Vicent de sa Cala) and Cala Saladeta (in Sant Antoni de Portmany). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, kick back and relax at Playa Cala Salada, Head underground at Cueva de Can Marca, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ibiza Town route planner .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, Ibiza Town is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Cala Comte, Cueva de Can Marca, S'Arenal Gros, Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera
Highlights from your plan
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

7
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get in touch with nature at Playa de La Barceloneta and La playa de Tamariu. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Lloret de Mar (Playa Cala Sa Boadella & Fenals Beach). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planner .

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Camino de Ronda, Platja Port Bo, La playa de Tamariu
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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