43 days in Spain Itinerary

43 days in Spain Itinerary

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43 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Seville
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Burgos
— 4 nights
train:  7​h 30​min
3
Teruel
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Zaragoza
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Ubeda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Cordoba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Carmona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Seville
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
11
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
12
Setenil de las Bodegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Ubrique
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
14
Jimena de la Frontera
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
End: Gibraltar

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Walls of Avila and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Alcazar de Segovia. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Avila (Cathedral of Avila, Casco Historico de Avila, & more) and Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip planner .

Seville to Madrid is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In November, Madrid is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Avila, Toledo, Alcazar of Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente

4
nights
Burgos

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catedral de Burgos and Yacimiento Romano de Clunia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castillo de Gormaz and Monasterio de las Huelgas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burgos: Aranda de Duero (Iglesia de Santa Maria & Don Carlos Bodega Historica), Parque Zoologico Riojanatura (in Santo Domingo de la Calzada) and Castle of the Dukes of Frias (in Frias). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Monasterio de Santa Maria de La Vid, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Legaris, get a new perspective on nature at Centro de Arqueologia Experimental (Carex), and explore the historical opulence of Casa del Cordon.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Burgos trip builder website .

You can drive from Madrid to Burgos in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in November: highs in Burgos hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Teruel.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Aranda de Duero, Castillo de Gormaz, Monasterio de Santa Maria de La Vid, Bodegas y vinedos PRADOREY, Bodegas Legaris
Highlights from your plan
Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos
Monasterio de las Huelgas ©
Monasterio de las Huelgas
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores

4
nights
Teruel

Teruel
Teruel is a city in Aragon, located in eastern Spain, and is also the capital of Teruel Province. Do some cultural sightseeing at Albarracin and Monasterio del Olivar. Visiting Caballos Albarracin and Nacimiento del río Pitarque will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Teruel: Ares del Maestre (in Ares del Maestrat), Castillo de Zafra (in Campillo de Duenas) and Casco Antiguo (in La Iglesuela del Cid). Next up on the itinerary: trek along El Escaleron, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Portal de Molina, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torreon Templario.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Teruel driving holiday tool .

Drive from Burgos to Teruel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Teruel

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Ares del Maestre, Torreon Templario, El Escaleron, Castillo de Zafra, Monasterio del Olivar
Highlights from your plan
Albarracin
Albarracin
Castillo de Zafra ©
Castillo de Zafra
Monasterio del Olivar ©
Monasterio del Olivar

4
nights
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Monasterio de Veruela. Take a break from the city and head to Mallos de Riglos and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Zaragoza's surroundings by going to Monasterio de Leyre (in Yesa), Catedral Santa Maria de la Huerta Tarazona (in Tarazona) and Uvas y Vino (in Aldeanueva de Ebro). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Palacio de la Aljaferia, explore the historical opulence of Museo Castillo De Javier, learn about winemaking at Bodegas San Alejandro, and contemplate the long history of Daroca.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zaragoza travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Teruel to Zaragoza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Zaragoza are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Monasterio de Veruela, Museo Castillo De Javier, Bodegas San Alejandro, Catedral Santa Maria de la Huerta Tarazona, Mallos de Riglos
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia
Monasterio de Veruela ©
Monasterio de Veruela

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fenals Beach and Llevant Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo. Venture out of the city with trips to Illuminated Fountain (in Salou), Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona) and Lloret Beach (in Lloret de Mar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, contemplate the waterfront views at Delta del Llobregat, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planning website .

Getting from Zaragoza to Barcelona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Salou, Delta del Llobregat, Anfiteatro de Tarragona
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

2
nights
Granada

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Burriana Beach. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral and Royal Chapel and Alhambra are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Albayzin, see the sky in a new way at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Granada when traveling from Barcelona in December, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ubeda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nerja
Highlights from your plan
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

2
nights
Ubeda

Ubeda ©
Úbeda is a town in the province of Jaén in Spain's autonomous community of Andalusia, with some 36,025 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a stroll through Centro Historico, see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacion Olivar y Aceite, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de los Reales Alcazares, and finally take a peaceful walk through Cazorla Nature Park (Parque Natural de Cazorla). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pablo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then head outdoors with La Cerrada de Elias, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga del Agua.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Ubeda day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Granada to Ubeda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Ubeda, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ubeda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, La Cerrada de Elias
Highlights from your plan
Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla ©
Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla
Sinagoga del Agua ©
Sinagoga del Agua
Santa Maria de los Reales Alcazares ©

4
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and La Caleta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, don't miss a visit to Cairuan Street, and admire the striking features of Posada del Potro.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cordoba itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ubeda to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ubeda in December, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Carmona.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Caleta
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

2
nights
Carmona

Carmona ©
Carmona is a town of south-western Spain, in the province of Seville; it lies 33 km north-east of Seville.Carmona is built on a ridge overlooking the central plain of Andalusia; to the north is the Sierra Morena, with the peak of San Cristobal to the south. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Ensemble of Carmona, then explore the ancient world of Roman Necropolis, then hike along Los Castanares, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Palacio Portocarrero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Puerta de Cordoba, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de las Descalzas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion, then explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Arriba (Upper Fortress), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Plaza San Fernando.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Carmona trip builder tool .

You can drive from Cordoba to Carmona in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cordoba in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Carmona, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Carmona

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Los Castanares, Palacio Portocarrero
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Portocarrero ©
Palacio Portocarrero
Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Barrio Santa Cruz and Royal Alcázar of Seville. Visit Seville Cathedral and Casa de Pilatos for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Huelva (Parque Nacional de Donana, La Rabida Monastery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Espana, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and see the interesting displays at Hospital de los Venerables.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Carmona to Seville takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Huelva, Muelle de las Carabelas
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 20th (Thu), take a stroll through Old City and then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ruinas de Acinipo, take a stroll through La Ciudad, then do a tasting at Joaquin Fernandez Bodega, then explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, and finally steep yourself in history at Puente Viejo.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ronda itinerary planner.

Drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ronda are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Setenil de las Bodegas.

Things to do in Ronda

Neighborhoods Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old City ©
Old City
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

2
nights
Setenil de las Bodegas

Setenil de las Bodegas ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colegiata de Osuna, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella), then get engrossed in the history at Centro de Interpretacion La Prehistoria en Guadalteba, and finally get outside with Garganta del Chorro. On your second day here, make a trip to Setenil de las bodegas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Remedies, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Arab Castle.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Setenil de las Bodegas road trip planning website .

Drive from Ronda to Setenil de las Bodegas in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Setenil de las Bodegas are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Ubrique.

Things to do in Setenil de las Bodegas

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Olvera, Parasailing & Paragliding, Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella), Centro de Interpretacion La Prehistoria en Guadalteba, Garganta del Chorro
Highlights from your plan
Colegiata de Osuna ©
Colegiata de Osuna

1
night
Ubrique

Ubrique ©
Ubrique is a town located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Convent, delve into the distant past at Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, then make a trip to Artesania textil de Grazalema, then get outside with Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema, and finally examine the collection at Museo Taurino Jesulin de Ubrique.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ubrique trip maker tool .

Drive from Setenil de las Bodegas to Ubrique in 1.5 hours. December in Ubrique sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jimena de la Frontera.

Things to do in Ubrique

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Artesania textil de Grazalema, Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Romana de Ocuri ©
Ciudad Romana de Ocuri
Convento de Capuchinos ©
Convento de Capuchinos

2
nights
Jimena de la Frontera

Jimena de la Frontera ©
Jimena de la Frontera is a historic town and municipality located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. On the 25th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Casares Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Casares Castle, then ride a horse along Riding Fun In The Sun, and finally do a tasting at Cezar Vinedos y Bodega S.L..

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jimena de la Frontera route maker .

Traveling by car from Ubrique to Jimena de la Frontera takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ubrique in December, Jimena de la Frontera is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jimena de la Frontera

Historic Sites Trails Tours

Side Trips

Casares, Castillo de Castellar de la Frontera, Cezar Vinedos y Bodega S.L.
Highlights from your plan
Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Castle of Jimena de la Frontera ©
Castle of Jimena de la Frontera
Casares Castle ©
Casares Castle

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