36 days in Spain Itinerary

36 days in Spain Itinerary

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36 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  12​h
1
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Seville
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
8
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Bilbao
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Ronda
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
14
Cordoba
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
15
Zaragoza
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  19​h
End: Boston

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, and then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Costa Canaria. Here are some ideas for day two: experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, then walk around Palmitos Park, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Maspalomas road trip planning website .

Boston, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Maspalomas is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in October; daily highs in Maspalomas reach 79°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria ©
Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria
Dunas de Maspalomas ©
Dunas de Maspalomas
Palmitos Park ©
Palmitos Park

1
night
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
On the 4th (Mon), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Flag Beach, and then stroll through Grandes Playas.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Corralejo online trip builder .

Fly from Maspalomas to Corralejo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Corralejo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Pocillos, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Del Carmen day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Corralejo to Puerto Del Carmen takes 2 hours. In October in Puerto Del Carmen, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de los Pocillos ©
Playa de los Pocillos

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip planning app .

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in October, expect little chillier with lows of 61°F in Seville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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nights
Malaga

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, then admire the landmark architecture of Malaga Cathedral, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Malaga trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Seville to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Malaga are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vila Vella (Old Town) and Photography Tours. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online travel planner .

Fly from Malaga to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Malaga in October, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a stroll through Dalt Vila, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre de ses Portes, and then head off the coast to Es Vedra.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salamanca.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila

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nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll around Parque natural de Las Batuecas - Sierra de Francia and then contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, steep yourself in history at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Salamanca vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ibiza Town to Salamanca in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, Salamanca is a bit cooler than Ibiza Town - with highs of 71°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

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

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia) and Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo & Casco Historico de Toledo). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and admire the landmark architecture of Metropolis Building.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Madrid, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Alcazar de Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Food Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then make a trip to Plaza de Guipuzkoa, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach and then step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia day trip planning app .

Fly from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Bilbao

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Puppy. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Casco Viejo, then stroll around Dona Casilda Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip planner .

Traveling by bus from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bilbao are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, and finally make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas. Keep things going the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Granada holiday site .

You can fly from Bilbao to Granada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Granada sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Wine Tours & Tastings
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

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Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puente Nuevo and El Tajo de Ronda. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, don't miss a visit to Calleja del Panuelo, and then wander the streets of Centro Historico. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Almodovar, then examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, and finally admire the striking features of Zuheros.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Ronda to Cordoba in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. October in Cordoba sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Centro Historico
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Cairuan Street ©
Cairuan Street

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Room Escape Games. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra, see the interesting displays at Emoz, make a trip to El Tubo, and admire the landmark architecture of Estacion Zaragoza Delicias.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zaragoza trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Zaragoza by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cordoba in November, you will find days in Zaragoza are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Castle Of Loarre
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia

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