39 days in Spain Itinerary

39 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip planner

Make it your trip
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Madrid
— 6 nights
Drive
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El Escorial
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arevalo
— 6 nights
Drive
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Leon
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Juan de la Arena
— 1 night
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Drive to Asturias Airport, Fly to Región de Murcia International Airport, Drive to San Juan de los Terreros
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San Juan de los Terreros
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 13 nights
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Madrid

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder tool.

Portland, USA to Madrid is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. In July, Madrid is somewhat warmer than Portland - with highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Escorial.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

El Escorial

— 3 nights
El Escorial is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, located 45 km (28 mi) northwest of the Spanish capital Madrid. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuna Iberica (in Navas del Rey), Manzanares el Real (La Pedriza & Castillo de Manzanares el Real) and Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex NASA (in Robledo de Chavela). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Mountain Story trails, contemplate the waterfront views at Embalse de la Jarosa, enjoy breathtaking views from Ermita de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and head outdoors with De Pino a Pino.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the El Escorial trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Madrid to El Escorial takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Arevalo.

Things to do in El Escorial

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arevalo

— 6 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arevalo: Iglesia San Nicolas de Bari (in Madrigal de las Altas Torres), Parque Tematico Del Mudejar De Castilla Y Leon (in Olmedo) and Medina del Campo (Castillo de la Mota & Fundacion Museo de las Ferias).

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Arevalo route planner.

You can drive from El Escorial to Arevalo in 1.5 hours. July in Arevalo sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Arevalo

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Leon

— 6 nights
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Barrigon (in El Barrigon), Ruta Del Alba (in Ponga) and Parque Nacional de Los Picos de Europa (in Posada de Valdeon). The adventure continues: get outside with La candamia, steep yourself in history at Convento de las Concepcionistas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagos de Saliencia, and see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacion Del Leon Romano.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Leon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arevalo to Leon takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Arevalo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Leon, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Juan de la Arena.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

San Juan de la Arena

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playon de Bayas.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the San Juan de la Arena trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Leon to San Juan de la Arena by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Leon in August: highs in San Juan de la Arena hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan de los Terreros.

Things to do in San Juan de la Arena

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

San Juan de los Terreros

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Villaricos Street Market and then tee off at Aguilon Golf. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with Buceo Isla Negra and then kick back and relax at Playa De Los Cocedores.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan de los Terreros holiday planner.

Drive from San Juan de la Arena to San Juan de los Terreros in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from San Juan de la Arena in August, expect San Juan de los Terreros to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in San Juan de los Terreros

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Granada

— 13 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Nerja (Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, &more), Rio Higueron (in Malaga) and Buceo La Herradura (in La Herradura). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Alhambra, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get in on the family fun at Sould Park, and admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan de los Terreros to Granada takes 3 hours. Traveling from San Juan de los Terreros in August, you will find days in Granada are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are slightly colder (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.

Soto del Barco travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Bars & Clubs