43 days in Spain Itinerary

43 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain route planner

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Girona
— 6 nights
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
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Tarragona
— 4 nights
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Valencia
— 6 nights
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Madrid
— 6 nights
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Cordoba
— 3 nights
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Seville
— 7 nights
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Malaga
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Girona

— 6 nights

City of a Thousand Sieges

Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya - Ullastret and Collegiate Church of Saint Feliu will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol) and Castillo de Besalu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Girona: Figueres (Placa Gala-Salvador Dali, Museu Del Joguet De Catalunya, &more), Castle of Montgri (in Torroella de Montgri) and Far de Sant Sebastia (in Llafranc). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya, steep yourself in history at Pujada de Sant Domenec, see the interesting displays at Casa Maso, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Girona trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Girona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Girona. When traveling from Montreal in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Girona: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Girona

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Barcelona

— 3 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.
Visit Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Exposicion Human Bodies. Anatomia de la vida. and Museu del Cau Ferrat. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla in Sitges, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Palau Reial Major, explore the historical opulence of Torre Bellesguard, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Catalunya.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Girona to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Girona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tarragona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tarragona

— 4 nights
Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ermita Mare de Deu de la Roca and Capilla de San Pablo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castell Monestir d'Escornalbou and Perinet. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Antic Ajuntament, make a trip to Placa dels Sedassos, get to know the fascinating history of Passeig Arqueològic, and admire the masterpieces at Museu d'Art Modern de la Diputacio de Tarragona.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Tarragona route planning site.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Tarragona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Tarragona

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Valencia

— 6 nights

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 discover tucked-away gems like Antiguo Monasterio De San Miguel De Los Reyes and Museu de Prehistoria de Valencia. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of John's Saints and Puerta de la Mar. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina), examine the collection at Museu del Patriarca, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Catolica Santa Maria, and admire the masterpieces at Bombas Gens Centre d'Art.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Valencia journey site.

Traveling by car from Tarragona to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Valencia are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Madrid

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedral de Avila and La Latina. Basilica de San Vicente and Barrio de Salamanca are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Iglesia Santa Maria la Blanca (in Cerceda), Segovia (Plaza de Medina del Campo, Segovia, San Esteban Church, &more) and Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas (in Avila). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Justo Gallego, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Cruz, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Manzanares el Real, and see the interesting displays at Andén 0 - Chamberí Station.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in October, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Cordoba

— 3 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Palacio de la Merced and Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Church of San Mateo and Parroquia de la Trinidad. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Araceli (in Lucena) and Barrio de la Villa (in Priego de Cordoba). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Casa Andalusi, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Almodovar, admire the natural beauty at Tiered Gardens of The Alcazaba, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cordoba trip website.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Seville

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Capilla de San Jose and Iglesia Parroquial Matriz De Santa Maria La Mayor La Coronada. Step off the beaten path and head to Iglesia de Santa Ana and Capilla de los Marineros. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Jerez De La Frontera (The House of Sandeman Jerez, Cartuja de Jerez, &more), Museo y Conjunto Arqueologico Romano, Medina Sidonia (in Medina-Sidonia) and Iglesia Mayor Prioral (in El Puerto de Santa Maria). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia del Sagrario, delve into the distant past at Ayuntamiento de Carmona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari, and steep yourself in history at Iglesia de la Magdalena.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seville travel route planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Malaga

— 7 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 Dolmen de Menga. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Castillo de Colomares. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo), Dolmenes de Antequera (in Antequera) and Granada (Casa Morisca de Horno de Oro, Abadia del Sacromonte, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, examine the collection at Revello de Toro Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Episcopal Palace.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Malaga trip builder site.

You can take a train from Seville to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.

Costa del Sol travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Landmarks · Marinas
Costa del Sol, literally translated as the "Coast of the Sun," stretches for over 150 km (93 mi) along the Mediterranean Sea. This coastline is home to numerous beach resorts, many of which are considered among Europe’s finest holiday destinations. Benefiting from a temperate climate, this region is one of the ideal places to visit for sailing, diving, or simply enjoying a dip in the sea and relaxing on the sand. Though urbanized and always packed with visitors from around the world, this coast retains numerous tiny coves and off-the-beaten-track bays where visitors eager to escape the crowds can lose themselves. Warm sands and gentle waters may be the main attraction, but the many seaside restaurants offer culinary delights, as well.