44 days in Spain Itinerary

44 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain visit planner

Make it your trip
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Malaga
— 4 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ronda
— 5 nights
Drive
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Seville
— 5 nights
Fly to Gran Canaria Airport, Drive to Agaete
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Agaete, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights
Fly
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Alicante
— 4 nights
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Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly to Madrid, Train to Salamanca
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Salamanca
— 3 nights
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Madrid
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Malaga

— 4 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Los Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute) and Nerja (Church of El Salvador, Playa Torrecilla, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to La Calle Larios, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Victoria.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Malaga trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Malaga is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in December, expect Malaga to be colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Granada

— 3 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 (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, catch all the local highlights with TrikeTours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Granada trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Malaga in December, with highs in Granada at 15°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ronda

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

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, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Reservatauro Ronda, hike along Pangea Active Nature, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and wander the streets of Old City.

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Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ronda when traveling from Granada in December, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Seville

— 5 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.
Explore Seville's surroundings by going to Cordoba (Food Tours & Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla, and visit Barrio Santa Cruz.

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Drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Seville, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Agaete.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trip

Agaete, Gran Canaria

— 3 nights
Step out of Agaete with an excursion to Arte-Gaia in Artenara--about 56 minutes away.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Agaete trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seville to Agaete. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in January, expect Agaete to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Agaete

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 5 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maspalomas: Roque Bentayga (in Tejeda), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Centro Comercial las Arenas & Las Canteras Beach) and Telde (Barranco de los Cernicalos & CanEducAm - Patrimonio y Sostenibilidad). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Gran Massage - Massage Gran Canaria Maspalomas Playa del Ingles, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maspalomas sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Agaete to Maspalomas in 1.5 hours. January in Maspalomas sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Alicante.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Alicante

— 4 nights

City of Sun

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Alicante: Elche (Parque Municipal & Bodegas Faelo) and Benidorm (Placa del Castell & El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Passeig Esplanada d'Espanya, get engrossed in the history at MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, examine the collection at Museo The Ocean Race, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alicante trip planner.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Alicante in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Maspalomas in January; daily highs in Alicante reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Alicante

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Barcelona

— 5 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, visit El Barri Gòtic, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Alicante to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Alicante, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Salamanca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Salamanca

— 3 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Salamanca is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Anaya, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja).

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salamanca road trip planning app.

Getting from Barcelona to Salamanca by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Salamanca at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums

Madrid

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Museo del Greco, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Madrid sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · 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.