39 days in Spain Itinerary

39 days in Spain Itinerary

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Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 1 night
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Madrid
— 4 nights
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Salamanca
— 4 nights
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Santiago de Compostela
— 4 nights
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Seville
— 4 nights
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Ronda
— 4 nights
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Granada
— 4 nights
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Malaga
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Ibiza Town, Ibiza

— 1 night

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 27th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, and then get your game on at Kentucky Derby. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de Santa Cruz, then step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, then wander the streets of Dalt Vila, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Esglesia de Sant Domingo.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Ibiza Town is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Ibiza Town. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in August; daily highs in Ibiza Town reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Barcelona

— 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Barri Gòtic and Vila Vella (Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Joan Miro Foundation, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

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

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Madrid

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Cuevas de Hercules (in Toledo) and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Salamanca

— 4 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Popular historic sites such as Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Ieronimus and Plaza de Anaya. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), admire the landmark architecture of Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de la Sta. Vera Cruz.

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Traveling by car from Madrid to Salamanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Salamanca when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums

Santiago de Compostela

— 4 nights

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and Monte de San Pedro. Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) and Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Marcos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igrexa de Santa Maria Salome, admire the striking features of Praza da Inmaculada, and don't miss a visit to Torre da Berenguela.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Salamanca in September, you will find days in Santiago de Compostela are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Seville.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Seville

— 4 nights

City of Towers

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 Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. Get some cultural insight at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, contemplate the long history of Capilla de Santa Maria de Jesus, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, and take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seville tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Santiago de Compostela to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in September; daily highs in Seville reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Ronda

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and Casa Del Rey Moro. Get some historical perspective at Baños Arabes and Puente Viejo. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, wander the streets of La Ciudad, explore the ancient world of Palacio de Congresos de Ronda, and step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda online road trip planner.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Ronda are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Wineries

Granada

— 4 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Alhambra and Generalife are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Albayzin and Nasrid Palaces. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Anton, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and step into the grandiose world of Sala de las Dos Hermanas.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Granada trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Ronda in September, things will get slightly colder in Granada: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Fun & Games

Malaga

— 8 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcazaba de Antequera and Church of El Salvador. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Fuengirola (Spas & Wellness, Finca Del Secretario, &more), Marbella (Ermita de Santiago, Marbella Old Town, &more) and Velez-Malaga (Museo de Velez, Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Belen, take a stroll through Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Victoria.

Before you visit Malaga, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Granada to Malaga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in September, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

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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.