45 days in Spain Itinerary

45 days in Spain Itinerary

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Fly to Gran Canaria Airport, Drive to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cartagena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valencia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vielha
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tudela
— 2 nights
Drive
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Teruel
— 1 night
Drive
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Cuenca
— 2 nights
Train
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Madrid
— 5 nights
Drive
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Campo de Criptana
— 1 night
Drive
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Granada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Malaga
— 5 nights
Drive
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Seville
— 5 nights
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

— 5 nights

City of Palms

As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
For shopping fun, head to Centro Comercial las Arenas or Calle Triana. Escape the urban bustle at Buceo Norte and Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria. Explore Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's surroundings by going to Galdar (Caldera de los Pinos de Galdar & Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada), Meloneras (The Mint Company Luxe Meloneras & Boulevard El Faro) and Roque Bentayga (in Tejeda). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Central, stroll through Las Canteras Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Las Terrazas Parque Comercial Jinamar, and take a stroll around Casa de Cultura.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria route planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In December, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a bit cooler than San Juan - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cartagena

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, then view the masterpieces at Sala de Exposiciones Vista Alegre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de La Inmaculada Concepcion, and finally browse the different shops at Habaneras Shopping Center. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Comedus Torrevieja, kick back and relax at Playa de la Zenia, and then wander the streets of Calle Mayor.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cartagena online holiday planner.

Fly from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Cartagena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Cartagena, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Cartagena is little chillier than Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Cartagena

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Valencia

— 3 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Fanzara M.I.A.U Museo Inacabado de Arte Urbano. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Central Market of Valencia and Kelly's Kitchen Homemade Food. Venture out of the city with trips to Portal de la Marina (in Ondara) and Gallery Varga (in Altea). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda and make a trip to Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Valencia attractions website.

Getting from Cartagena to Valencia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Funtastic Emporda and Playa de La Barceloneta. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Fundacio Mascort (in Torroella de Montgri), Candy Bubble (in Lloret de Mar) and Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell). The adventure continues: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Passeig de Gracia, stroll around Parc Guell, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Valencia in January: highs in Barcelona hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Vielha.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Vielha

— 4 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Skicenter Baqueira and Congost de Mont-rebei. Change things up with these side-trips from Vielha: Cañón de Añisclo (in Escalona), Skicenter Cerler (in Benasque) and Quesos Benabarre (in Benabarre).

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You can drive from Barcelona to Vielha in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tudela.

Things to do in Vielha

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tudela

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Museo Munoz Sola de Arte Moderno, delve into the distant past at Contrebia Leucade, and then trek along Roscas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Palacio de los Condes de Bureta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Veruela, and then explore the striking landscape of Moncayo Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tudela day trip website.

Drive from Vielha to Tudela in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Teruel.

Things to do in Tudela

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Teruel

— 1 night
Teruel is a city in Aragon, located in eastern Spain, and is also the capital of Teruel Province. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): head outdoors with Via Verde Ojos Negros, then see the interesting displays at Museo Provincial, then admire the striking features of Catedral de Teruel, and finally take a stroll through Albarracin.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Teruel trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Tudela to Teruel in 3 hours. Traveling from Tudela in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Teruel: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cuenca.

Things to do in Teruel

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Cuenca

— 2 nights
Cuenca is a city in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha in central Spain. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get outside with Callejones de Las Majadas, stroll through El Escaleron, then contemplate the long history of Arco de Bezudo, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cerro del Socorro. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita y Santuario de Nuestra Senora de las Angustias, then stop by Colors, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de la Serrania de Cuenca.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cuenca trip planning website.

Getting from Teruel to Cuenca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cuenca

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Madrid

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Head to Mercado San Miguel and Rio Creative Art Centerfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé & El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cuenca to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Campo de Criptana.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Campo de Criptana

— 1 night
Campo de Criptana is a municipality and town in the province of Ciudad Real in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Finca Valdivieso, examine the collection at Museo Eloy Teno y Casa Cueva, then take in the pleasant sights at Sierra de los molinos, then make a trip to Mulini a Vento, and finally examine the collection at Museo Sara Montiel.

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Drive from Madrid to Campo de Criptana in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Campo de Criptana are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Campo de Criptana

Museums · Historic Sites

Granada

— 4 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.
Visit Alhambra and Mirador de San Nicolas for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden and Taller textil Mercedes Carrascosa. Venture out of the city with trips to Iberfauna (in Zuheros) and Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Albayzin, admire the masterpieces at Tienda Souvenirs La Alborea, admire the striking features of Court of the Lions, and surround yourself with nature on Granadaways.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Campo de Criptana to Granada takes 3.5 hours. January in Granada sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Malaga

— 5 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get outdoors at Reservatauro Ronda and Paddock Paradise Ronda. Los Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana and Mahatma Showroom are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: El Tajo de Ronda (in Ronda), Nerja (Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, Nerja Market, &more) and Museo del Azucar (in Rute). There's much more to do: shop like a local with La Calle Larios, buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Miramar, steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Artsenal.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Malaga itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Malaga: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Shop till you drop at Sala el Potro and Sangrespanola. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de España and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. When in Seville, make a side trip to see Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia in Cordoba, approximately Cordoba away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena, and wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla.

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Drive from Malaga to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Spain travel guide

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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.