53 days in Spain, Canillo & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

53 days in Spain, Canillo & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

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Salamanca, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 7 nights
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Valladolid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Pamplona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Canillo, Andorra
— 1 night
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 7 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 5 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
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Salamanca, Spain

— 4 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Get out of town with these interesting Salamanca side-trips: Avila (The Walls of Avila & Catedral de Avila). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and ponder the world of politics at Universidad de Salamanca.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salamanca trip planning tool.

Chicago, USA to Salamanca is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Salamanca due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Salamanca when traveling from Chicago in September, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 7 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more) and Segovia (Old City & Acueduct of Segovia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning site.

Drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Madrid when traveling from Salamanca in September, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Valladolid.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Valladolid, Spain

— 3 nights

Land of Castles

A city of booming industry with a strong emphasis on leisure and cultural involvement, Valladolid is also known for its historical heritage and medieval feel.
Get out of town with these interesting Valladolid side-trips: Leon (Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral & La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon), Burgos (Catedral De Burgos & Museo de la Evolucion Humana) and Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (in Santoyo). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Escultura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Pablo, walk around Campo Grande, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor de Valladolid.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Valladolid trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valladolid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madrid in September; daily highs in Valladolid reach 76°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pamplona, Spain

— 4 nights
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pamplona: Bilbao (La Ribera Market, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pamplona, get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, make a trip to Plaza del Castillo, and appreciate the history behind Monumento al Encierro.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pamplona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Pamplona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Pamplona can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Canillo.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Canillo, Andorra

— 1 night
On the 20th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador del Roc del Quer, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Meritxell, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Valle de Incles.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Canillo trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Pamplona to Canillo in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Canillo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Andorra la Vella, Andorra

— 2 nights
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, browse the exhibits of Museu Nacional de l'Automobil, snap pictures at Pont de Paris, appreciate the history behind La Noblesse du Temps, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa de la Vall. Here are some ideas for day two: test the waters at Centre Termolúdic Caldea, then hit the slopes at Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, and then have fun at Illa Carlemany Shopping Center.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Andorra la Vella trip itinerary maker app.

Andorra la Vella is just a stone's throw from Canillo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona holiday planner.

You can drive from Andorra la Vella to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Explore Palma de Mallorca's surroundings by going to Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia), Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia) and Cuevas del Drach (in Porto Cristo). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, get a dose of the wild on Mallorca on foot, browse the exhibits of Castell de Bellver, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Palma Aquarium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca day trip planning site.

Fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 3 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Ibiza Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, make a trip to Capilla de San Ciriaco, stroll through Cala Comte, and relax and rejuvenate at Massage Beach Ibiza.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town route planner.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ibiza Town, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Valencia.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Valencia, Spain

— 7 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Alicante (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA), Passeig Esplanada d'Espanya, &more), Le Petit Hammam Gandia (in Gandia) and Playa de Levante (in Benidorm). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, meet the residents at Oceanografic Valencia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Valencia trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Granada, Spain

— 5 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.
Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Balcony of Europe) and Malaga (Santuario de la Victoria, Automobile and Fashion Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Granada online trip planner.

Fly from Valencia to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Valencia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Granada, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cordoba (Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more) and Ronda (El Tajo de Ronda & Puente Nuevo). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville travel planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Granada in October since evenings lows in Seville dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.

Andorra travel guide

3.9
Thermal Spas · Ski Areas · Fun & Games
Andorra's wild popularity among tourists can be attributed to its gently sloped ski resorts, extensive hiking trails, and duty-free shopping. The skyline features the ubiquitous outline of the rugged Pyrenees mountain range, with average elevations of 1,996 m (6,549 ft). Tranquillity and relaxation ensue at altitudes of 1,000 m (3,281 ft) at the well-known Caldea Spa Complex, distinguished by its elegant glass spires. If you prefer a little retail therapy, try the duty-free shopping in the capital city Andorra la Vella's bustling avenues. Sightseeing includes Romaneque churches, shrines, and historic houses, including a replica of the famous statue of Our Lady of Meritxell, which was destroyed in a 1972 fire. Andorra's Catalan culture, including folk dances and music, is very much alive today in the town of Sant Julià de Lòria.