36 days in Spain Itinerary

36 days in Spain Itinerary

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Alcazar de San Juan
— 2 nights
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San Juan de los Terreros
— 6 nights
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Granada
— 1 night
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San Juan de los Terreros
— 7 nights
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Alarcon
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Saelices
— 1 day
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Madrid
— 3 nights
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San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Arevalo
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Salamanca
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San Juan de la Arena
— 16 nights
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Alcazar de San Juan

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lagunas de Ruidera. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Consuegra, make a trip to Rucio Windmill, then don't miss a visit to Windmills, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Sierra de los molinos. On the next day, walk around Lagunas de Ruidera, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then pause for some photo ops at Don Quijote y Sancho Panza.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Alcazar de San Juan tour itinerary planning tool.

Madrid to Alcazar de San Juan is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. You'll set off for San Juan de los Terreros on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Alcazar de San Juan

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Juan de los Terreros

— 6 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan de los Terreros: Santuario del Saliente (in Albox), Maria (Jardin Botanico (Botanical Garden) Umbria de la Virgen & Nacimiento del Rio Guadalquivir) and Playa de Villaricos (in Villaricos).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan de los Terreros online travel route planner.

Getting from Alcazar de San Juan to San Juan de los Terreros by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Alcazar de San Juan in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Juan de los Terreros: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan de los Terreros

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Granada

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Granada travel app.

Getting from San Juan de los Terreros to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from San Juan de los Terreros in July, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan de los Terreros.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites

San Juan de los Terreros

— 7 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan de los Terreros: Santuario del Saliente (in Albox), Velez Blanco (Cuevas de Los Letreros & Ermita Virgen de la Cabeza, Maria) and Villaricos (Playa de Villaricos & Villaricos Street Market). Explore San Juan de los Terreros further: get interesting insight from Buceo Isla Negra, take in the dramatic natural features at La Geoda de Pulpi, don't miss a visit to Iglesia de la Encarnacion, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Nogalte.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan de los Terreros journey planner.

Drive from Granada to San Juan de los Terreros in 3 hours. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Juan de los Terreros: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alarcon.

Things to do in San Juan de los Terreros

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alarcon

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alarcon itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from San Juan de los Terreros to Alarcon takes 4 hours. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Saelices.

Things to do in Alarcon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Saelices

— 1 day
Saelices is a municipality located in the province of Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. On the 4th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Ucles and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Park of Segóbriga.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saelices online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Alarcon to Saelices by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Saelices are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Saelices

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid planner.

You can drive from Saelices to Madrid in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You'll set off for San Lorenzo de El Escorial on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites

San Lorenzo de El Escorial

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, also known as El Escorial de Arriba is a town and municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain, located to the northwest of the region in the southeastern side of the Sierra de Guadarrama, at the foot of Mount Abantos and Las Machotas, 29mi from Madrid. For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Lorenzo de El Escorial road trip planning app.

You can drive from Madrid to San Lorenzo de El Escorial in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Arevalo on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Tours

Arevalo

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Arevalo.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Arevalo day trip planner.

You can drive from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to Arevalo in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Arevalo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Salamanca

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cielo de Salamanca.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salamanca road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arevalo to Salamanca takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to San Juan de la Arena.
Highlights from your trip

San Juan de la Arena

— 16 nights
Step out of San Juan de la Arena with an excursion to Cascadas del Guanga in Trubia--about 44 minutes away.

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Drive from Salamanca to San Juan de la Arena in 4 hours. While traveling from Salamanca, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Juan de la Arena, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 61°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Juan de la Arena

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.

Community of Madrid travel guide

4.2
Art Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
The area surrounding the capital city, the Community of Madrid is located in the very heart of the country. Densely populated and quite industrialized, the region still retains some remarkably unspoiled and diverse habitats and landscapes, including tall mountain peaks, dense oak forests, and low-lying plains. The region’s lush valleys are noted for sheltering the last bastions of the Spanish imperial eagle, as well as several other species nearly extinct everywhere else in the world. Though the region’s main attraction is undoubtedly the city of Madrid, it is the impressive biodiversity of the area that draws tourism to this part of Spain.

Castile and Leon travel guide

4.7
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Churches
Spain’s largest autonomous region, Castile and León was formed by the union of two ancient kingdoms. Old Castile and the Kingdom of León suffered separations and reunifications several times during the Middle Ages. This region’s wealth of historical attractions includes three cities that are World Heritage Sites. The countryside is punctuated by archeological sites, Roman mines, Gothic churches, and tiny villages established many centuries ago. Each colorful community has its own distinctive character, culture, and art. Take a trip to some of the area's award-winning wineries, many of which offer tours.

Soto del Barco travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Bars & Clubs