43 days in Spain Itinerary

43 days in Spain Itinerary

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43 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Alicante
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Ronda
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h
7
Seville
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Salamanca
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Madrid
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Ibiza Town is known for nightlife, beaches, historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, take a stroll through Dalt Vila, head outdoors with Cala Llentia, and step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip website .

Sydney, Australia to Ibiza Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Ibiza Town. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Ibiza Town reach 22°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza, IbizaSport
Highlights from your plan
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planner .

Fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ibiza Town in November, Barcelona is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

4
nights
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Explore Alicante's surroundings by going to Misteri D'Elx (in Elche) and Benidorm (Paintball Benidorm, Mundomar, & more). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at Locus Fugae, trek along Clot de Galvany, get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA).

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alicante online road trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Alicante in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Alicante are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Benidorm, Elche, Clot de Galvany
Highlights from your plan
Locus Fugae ©
Locus Fugae
Explanada de Espana ©
Explanada de Espana
Mundomar ©
Mundomar

4
nights
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.
Step out of Granada to go to Malaga and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Alhambra, make a trip to Court of the Lions, look for gifts at Artesania Del Arbol, and get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Granada trip planner .

Getting from Alicante to Granada by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Alicante in November, things will get slightly colder in Granada: highs are around 19°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Generalife ©
Generalife

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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Balcon de Europa, ponder the design of Fuente del Esparto, look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nerja trip planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Nerja are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

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 wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take a memorable tour with Paddock Paradise Ronda, and take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ronda road trip planning app .

You can drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nerja in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ronda, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Tours Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

4
nights
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 historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip maker app .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Change things up with a short trip to Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas in Tordesillas (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), admire the striking features of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and examine the collection at Filmoteca de Castilla y Leon.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Salamanca road trip tool .

Drive from Seville to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In December, Salamanca is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 11°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas
Highlights from your plan
Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas ©
Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

8
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid visit planning site .

Drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in December since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Catedral Primada, Acueduct of Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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