7 days in Spain Itinerary

7 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain route planner

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Fly
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Madrid
— 2 nights
Drive
2
San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Drive
3
Valladolid
— 1 night
Drive
4
Leon
Drive
5
Burgos
Drive
6
Valladolid
— 1 night
Train
7
Segovia
Drive
8
Penafiel
Drive
9
Valladolid
— 1 night
Train
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Madrid
— 1 night
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Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via, and finally make a trip to Puerta del Sol. On the next day, walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid online trip itinerary maker.

Rome, Italy to Madrid is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

San Lorenzo de El Escorial

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, also known as El Escorial de Arriba is a town and municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain, located to the northwest of the region in the southeastern side of the Sierra de Guadarrama, at the foot of Mount Abantos and Las Machotas, 29mi from Madrid. For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Lorenzo de El Escorial online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Madrid to San Lorenzo de El Escorial in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Valladolid on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Valladolid

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Pablo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa María La Antigua, stroll around Campo Grande, explore the world behind art at Museo Oriental, then learn about all things military at Academia de Caballeria, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor de Valladolid.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Valladolid online trip planner.

Drive from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Leon.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Leon

León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Leon tour planner.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Leon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Valladolid in July: highs in Leon hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Burgos.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Burgos

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Cartuja de Miraflores and then make a trip to Catedral De Burgos.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Burgos trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Leon to Burgos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites · Museums

Valladolid

— 1 night

Land of Castles

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Valladolid trip planner.

You can drive from Burgos to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Segovia on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Wineries

Segovia

Light of Castilla

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): wander the streets of Old City and then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Segovia trip maker website.

You can take a train from Valladolid to Segovia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Valladolid in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Segovia. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Penafiel.

Things to do in Segovia

Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Penafiel

Peñafiel is a town in Valladolid Province, autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain, best known for the Peñafiel Castle and for its medieval square used for bullfights and named "Plaza del Coso" (English: "El Coso Square"). On the 28th (Wed), do a tasting at Bodegas Penafalcon, then learn about winemaking at Museo Provincial del Vino, and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Penafiel.

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Traveling by car from Segovia to Penafiel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Segovia in July: high temperatures in Penafiel hover around 33°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Valladolid.

Things to do in Penafiel

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Valladolid

— 1 night

Land of Castles

Before you visit Valladolid, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Penafiel to Valladolid in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Madrid.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Wineries

Madrid

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take a stroll through Gran Via.

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

You can take a train from Valladolid to Madrid in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Valladolid in July: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 40°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.

Castile and Leon travel guide

4.7
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Churches
Spain’s largest autonomous region, Castile and León was formed by the union of two ancient kingdoms. Old Castile and the Kingdom of León suffered separations and reunifications several times during the Middle Ages. This region’s wealth of historical attractions includes three cities that are World Heritage Sites. The countryside is punctuated by archeological sites, Roman mines, Gothic churches, and tiny villages established many centuries ago. Each colorful community has its own distinctive character, culture, and art. Take a trip to some of the area's award-winning wineries, many of which offer tours.