39 days in Spain Itinerary

39 days in Spain Itinerary

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39 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Cusco
+3
Fly + train + foot + train:  18​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
3
Santiago de Compostela
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Ronda
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Seville
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Madrid
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Cusco

5
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
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, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll through Park Guell, steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Cusco, Peru to Barcelona is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cusco to Barcelona. Traveling from Cusco in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
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.
Explore San Sebastian - Donostia's surroundings by going to Bilbao (Taberna Plaza Nueva, Casco Viejo, & more). There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Zurriola Beach, stroll through La Concha Beach, and look for gifts at Ganbara.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in San Sebastian - Donostia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bilbao
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

4
nights
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Santiago de Compostela is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, browse the collection at Biblioteca Publica Anxel Casal, and stroll through Santo Domingo de Bonaval Park.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela visit planner .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Santiago de Compostela by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in October, with highs in Santiago de Compostela at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Parque de la Alameda ©
Parque de la Alameda
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nerja: Granada (Generalife & Alhambra). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Playa El Salon, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, and make a trip to Balcon de Europa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nerja trip planner .

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Nerja by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Santiago de Compostela in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nerja: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Granada
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

5
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, don't miss a visit to Paseo de Blas Infante, and take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

5
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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, get outside with Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Seville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Salamanca is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Salamanca,Casco Historico, admire the striking features of Casa de las Conchas, contemplate the long history of Convento de las Duenas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salamanca trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Seville to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in November, expect Salamanca to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

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

6
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Madrid day trip tool .

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 November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Madrid, with lows around 6°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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