39 days in Spain Itinerary

39 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 7 nights
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Barcelona
— 6 nights
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Valencia
— 6 nights
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Santiago de Compostela
— 4 nights
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Malaga
— 8 nights
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Santiago de Compostela
— 1 night
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Burgos
— 6 nights
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Madrid

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Antica Roma Anticuario, Catedral Primada, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online vacation planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Madrid is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Lagos in December, things will get colder in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

6
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Barcelona

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, stop by El Barri Gòtic, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planning app.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Valencia

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valencia: Alicante (Boutique 27, Explanada de Espana, &more), Benidorm (El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm & Placa del Castell) and Le Petit Hammam Gandia (in Gandia). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanografic Valencia, explore the activities along Jardi del Turia, and steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Valencia itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Valencia are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Santiago de Compostela

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Venture out of the city with trips to Puente Romanico De Allariz (in Allariz), Vina Costeira (in Val de Pereira) and Ponte Romana (in Ourense). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Hostal dos Reis Católicos, and admire the landmark architecture of Monasterio de San Martin Pinario.

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

You can fly from Valencia to Santiago de Compostela in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Valencia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santiago de Compostela, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Spas · Wineries

Side Trips

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Malaga

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Mirador del Cementerio Redondo (in Sayalonga), Alhambra (in Granada) and Ronda (Puente Nuevo, Paddock Paradise Ronda, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana, examine the collection at Colección del Museo Ruso, shop like a local with La Calle Larios, and take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Santiago de Compostela to Malaga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in January: high temperatures in Malaga hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Santiago de Compostela

City of Stone

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela day trip planning website.

Fly from Malaga to Santiago de Compostela in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Malaga in January: high temperatures in Santiago de Compostela hover around 12°C and lows are around 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Burgos.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Burgos

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Get out of town with these interesting Burgos side-trips: Monasterio de Nuestra Senora de la Piedad (in Casalarreina), Bodega La Rioja Alta S.A. (in Haro) and Bodega Conde de los Andes (in Ollauri). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas, examine the collection at San Pedro Cultural, learn about winemaking at Pascual Berganzo Bodegas, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Burgos using our trip planner.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Burgos by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in January: high temperatures in Burgos hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Burgos

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

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.