52 days in Spain Itinerary

52 days in Spain Itinerary

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52 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  27​h
1
Salamanca
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Bilbao
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Alicante
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Granada
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Malaga
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Ronda
— 6 nights
Bus:  2​h
8
Seville
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
9
Madrid
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
When in Salamanca, make a side trip to see Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas in Tordesillas, approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, examine the collection at Filmoteca de Castilla y Leon, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, and admire the engineering at Embalse de la Almendra.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salamanca trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Salamanca is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Salamanca. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Salamanca at 11°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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

5
nights
Bilbao

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bilbao: Bodegas Tritium (in Cenicero) and San Sebastian - Donostia (Garrarte Dulces Artesanos, La Concha Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get your game on at Formula Racing, take a stroll through Casco Viejo, and get outside with San Mames Stadium.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bilbao sightseeing planner.

Drive from Salamanca to Bilbao in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Salamanca in December; daily highs in Bilbao reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia, Bodegas Tritium
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

5
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: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner .

You can fly from Bilbao to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

5
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Alicante: Benidorm (Paintball Benidorm, Mundomar, & more), Misteri D'Elx (in Elche) and Fundacion Cultural Ithaca (in Altea). There's much more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Locus Fugae, look for gifts at Los Ilustres, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA), and make a trip to Explanada de Espana.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Alicante takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Alicante, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Benidorm, Elche, Fundacion Cultural Ithaca, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion
Highlights from your plan
Locus Fugae ©
Locus Fugae
Explanada de Espana ©
Explanada de Espana
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante ©
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nerja (El Puente del Águila, Fuente del Esparto, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, take a memorable drive along TrikeTours, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Granada journey tool .

Traveling by car from Alicante to Granada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Alicante in December, with highs in Granada at 15°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nerja
Highlights from your plan
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Fuente del Esparto ©
Fuente del Esparto
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

5
nights
Malaga

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Experience Box Spain (in Marbella), Bikestardo (in La Cala de Mijas) and Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, and get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Malaga trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in January, expect Malaga to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nerja, Mijas, Experience Box Spain, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©

6
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 Dona Felisa Winery, trot along with Paddock Paradise Ronda, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos.

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Getting from Malaga to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ronda, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

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

5
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: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. January in Seville sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

9
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Catedral del Mazapan, Casco Historico de Toledo, & more) and Segovia (Puerto De Cotos, Acueduct of Segovia, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seville in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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