38 days in Spain Itinerary

38 days in Spain Itinerary

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38 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  16​h
1
Seville
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Granada
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  3​h 30​min
8
Morro del Jable, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Durban

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castillo de Almodovar and Archaeological Ensemble of Italica. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Colegiata de Osuna (in Osuna), Bodegas Tradicion (in Jerez De La Frontera) and Casa de Sefarad (in Cordoba). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, get outside with Fieldwork Riotinto, and steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Seville visit website .

Durban, South Africa to Seville is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durban to Seville. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Durban in February: high temperatures in Seville hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Casa de Sefarad, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, Colegiata de Osuna, Castillo de Almodovar, Fieldwork Riotinto
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Visit Baños Arabes and Monasterio de la Encarnacion for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to El Tajo de Ronda and Ride Andalucia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ronda: Museo de Belenes (in Mollina), Castillo de Olvera (in Olvera) and Sierra De Las Nieves (in El Burgo). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old City, explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, contemplate the long history of Puerta de Almocabar, and snap pictures at Roman Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ronda road trip site .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Castillo de Olvera, Museo de Belenes, Monasterio de la Encarnacion, Sierra De Las Nieves, Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda

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.
Royal Chapel of Granada and Saint Jerome Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Head to Milenium Gallery and Tienda Souvenirs La Alboreafor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Alcala la Real (Fortaleza de la Mota & Domus Herculana) and Castillo de Santa Catalina (in Jaen). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de los Aljibes, steep yourself in history at Archive Saint John of God Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias.

For photos, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Ronda to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Ronda, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Alcala la Real, Castillo de Santa Catalina
Highlights from your plan
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Visit Las Ramblas and Plaça de Sant Felip Neri for their historical value. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt in Santa Coloma de Cervello--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, view the masterpieces at En construccio, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and wander the streets of Ciutat Vella.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Transportation

Side Trip

Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Barrio de Salamanca. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alcazar of Segovia and Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza. Venture out of the city with trips to The Walls of Avila (in Avila), Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia) and Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo & Casco Historico de Toledo). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, get a taste of the local shopping with Cava Baja Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, and test your problem-solving skills at EXIT Madrid.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip planning site .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo, The Walls of Avila, Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park
Highlights from your plan
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza ©

4
nights
Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria and Torre mirador, museo de arte sacro e iglesia Parroquial de Santa Ana. Get outdoors at Playa del Duque and Playa de la Tejita. Get out of town with these interesting Costa Adeje side-trips: ARTlandya (in Icod de los Vinos) and Garachico (Piscinas Naturales El Caleton & Castillo de San Miguel).

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Costa Adeje day trip planning app .

You can fly from Madrid to Costa Adeje in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in March, with highs in Costa Adeje at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Garachico, ARTlandya, Playa de la Tejita, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Candelaria
Highlights from your plan
Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Visit Paseo Costa Canaria and Templo Ecumenico de San Salvador for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Yumbo Centrum or Compania de la Galleta. Venture out of the city with trips to Las Canteras Beach (in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), Basilica de la Virgen del Pino (in Teror) and El bufadero de La Garita (in Telde). There's much more to do: stroll through Playa de San Agustin, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tee off at Anfi Tauro Golf, and kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Maspalomas trip planner.

Fly from Costa Adeje to Maspalomas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Maspalomas can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Morro del Jable.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gran Canaria, Las Canteras Beach, El bufadero de La Garita, Scuba & Snorkeling, Compania de la Galleta
Highlights from your plan
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Morro del Jable, Fuerteventura

Morro del Jable ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Playa Gran Tarajal, then stroll through Playa del Viejo Rey, then enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna de Sotavento, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jandia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Regla, stop by Trecepeces Fuerteventura, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Natural de Jandia.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Morro del Jable driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Maspalomas to Morro del Jable takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Morro del Jable can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Corralejo.

Things to do in Morro del Jable

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pajara, Playa Gran Tarajal, Trecepeces Fuerteventura, Laguna de Sotavento, Playa del Viejo Rey
Highlights from your plan
Playa Gran Tarajal ©
Playa Gran Tarajal
Jandia ©
Jandia
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Regla ©
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Regla

1
night
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
On the 17th (Tue), stop by Mojo Art Shop, get impressive views of Humankind Healing Massage, then identify plant and animal life at Cross Island, then explore the striking landscape at Parque Natural de Corralejo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Corralejo trip planning site .

You can drive from Morro del Jable to Corralejo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cross Island
Highlights from your plan
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
Mojo Art Shop ©
Mojo Art Shop

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Grande. Get in touch with nature at Walk from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero and Playa Chica. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Del Carmen: Playa Flamingo (in Playa Blanca) and Playa de las Conchas (in Isla de Graciosa). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Volcán El Cuervo, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora de los Dolores - Mancha Blanca, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Centro Deportivo Fariones.

Plan trip to Puerto Del Carmen with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Corralejo to Puerto Del Carmen in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nuestra Senora de los Dolores - Mancha Blanca, Playa Flamingo, Playa de las Conchas, Volcán El Cuervo
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Chica ©
Playa Chica

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