54 days in Spain Itinerary

54 days in Spain Itinerary

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54 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
2
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Seville
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Santiago de Compostela
— 17 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Valencia
— 13 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica de San Vicente and Casco Historico de Toledo. You'll explore and learn at Catedral de Segovia and Prado National Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Avila (The Walls of Avila, The Four Posts, & more), Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia) and Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes & Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ibarrola en Garoza.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid journey planner .

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Avila, Toledo, Segovia, Ibarrola en Garoza
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo Cerralbo, make a trip to Gran Via, then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Lagar Blanco, pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Maimonides, then make a trip to Cairuan Street, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia.

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Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, you will find days in Cordoba are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bodegas Lagar Blanco
Highlights from your plan

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old City and Catedral de Sevilla. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija. Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Arcos de la Frontera (in Arcos de la Frontera), Casa Ordonez (in Bornos) and Chipiona (Faro de Chipiona & Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Regla). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Las Duenas, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, kick back and relax at Playa de Bajo de Guia, and delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Seville road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in September, you will find days in Seville are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Ronda, Chipiona, Arcos de la Frontera, Roman Necropolis, Playa de Bajo de Guia
Highlights from your plan
Las Duenas ©
Las Duenas
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

17
nights
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Area de Secada and Plaza del Obradoiro. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Islas and Playa de Silgar. Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago de Compostela: Iglesia de Santiago (in Padron), Parque Natural Ria Barosa (in Barro) and Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas (in Palas de Rei). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo de Udra, stroll through Playa America, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Oseira.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela vacation maker tool .

Fly from Seville to Santiago de Compostela in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seville in September, with highs in Santiago de Compostela at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vigo, O Grove, Parada de Sil, Nigran, Sanxenxo
Highlights from your plan
Playa Area de Secada ©
Playa Area de Secada
Playa de Silgar ©
Playa de Silgar
Playa de Areas ©
Playa de Areas

13
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
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 Playa de Levante o la Fossa and El Castell de Guadalest. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Arenal Beach and Cala De Calpe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valencia: Castell de Xativa (in Xativa), Benidorm (Playa de Levante & Placa del Castell) and Guadalest (Museo de Saleros y Pimenteros de Guadalest & Museo Vehiculos Historicos Valle De Guadalest). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, wander the streets of Casco Antiguo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Grail, and stroll through Cala del Moraig.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Santiago de Compostela to Valencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santiago de Compostela in October, with highs in Valencia at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Calpe, Javea, Guadalest, Benidorm, Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Consuelo
Highlights from your plan
El Castell de Guadalest ©
El Castell de Guadalest
Playa de Levante o la Fossa ©
Playa de Levante o la Fossa
Arenal Beach ©
Arenal Beach

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Relax by the water at Cala Millor Beach and Cala Molins. Step out of the city life by going to Port de Pollenca Beach and Caves of Drach. Go for a jaunt from Palma de Mallorca to Capdepera to see Castell de Capdepera about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Bellver Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Fundacio Cultural Coll Bardolet, see the interesting displays at Palau March Museu, and enjoy the sand and surf at Illetas Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca attractions planner .

Getting from Valencia to Palma de Mallorca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or ride a ferry. In October in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fundacio Cultural Coll Bardolet, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Cala Molins, Cala Millor Beach, Castell de Capdepera
Highlights from your plan
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Cala Millor Beach ©
Cala Millor Beach

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.
Barri de Gracia and Ciutat Vella are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Casa Batllo and En construccio will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Parish Church of Sant Roma (in Lloret de Mar) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and walk around Parc Guell.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip builder website .

Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Platja de la Mora, Parish Church of Sant Roma
Highlights from your plan
El Born ©
El Born
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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