32 days in Spain Itinerary

32 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Platja d'Aro
— 3 nights
Drive to Barcelona International Airport, Fly to Ibiza Airport
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Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 3 nights
Ferry to Dènia, Taxi to Javea
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Javea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Elche
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marbella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Catedral Primada, then examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, then head outdoors with Senda Ecologica de Toledo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid online travel planner.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are little chillier (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Barcelona

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Step off the beaten path and head to Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Change things up with a short trip to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt in Santa Coloma de Cervello (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens, visit Ciutat Vella, examine the collection at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona travel route planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (83°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Platja d'Aro.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Platja d'Aro

— 3 nights
Castell-Platja d'Aro is a municipality in the middle of the Costa Brava in Catalonia, Spain. Museu d'Historia de la Joguina and Sant Antoni de Calonge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Sa Cova and Poseidon Calella. Change things up with these side-trips from Platja d'Aro: Tossa de Mar (Cala Futadera & Playa Santa Maria de Llorell). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Sa Conca, go for a walk through Cami Ronda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Estreta, and see the interesting displays at Museu de la Pesca.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Platja d'Aro trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Platja d'Aro takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for little chillier nights in Platja d'Aro, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Platja d'Aro

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Ibiza Town, Ibiza

— 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.
Appreciate the collections at Necropolis del Puig des Molins and Museu d'art Contemporani d'Eivissa. Visit Castell de Eivissa and Ibiza Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of Ibiza Town to go to Sant Antoni de Portmany and see Cala Bassa, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, head outdoors with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, stroll through Platja de ses Salines, and take in the awesome beauty at Sa Talaia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town online vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Platja d'Aro to Ibiza Town. Traveling from Platja d'Aro in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 73°F in Ibiza Town. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Javea.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Javea

— 2 nights
Xàbia or Jávea is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Arenal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Blanca, then kick back and relax at Cala de Portixol, and finally stroll through Playa La Granadella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cabo San Antonio, delve into the distant past at Denia Castle and Archaeological Museum, then get outside with La Cova Talla, and finally fly like a bird with Mundo Marino.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Javea day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ibiza Town to Javea in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Elche.

Things to do in Javea

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Elche

— 2 nights
Elche, or Elx, is a town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Misteri D'Elx, get outside with Parque Municipal, stroll around Palmeral of Elche, then examine the collection at Museo del Palmeral Huerto de San Placido, and finally get outside with Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at El Palmeral, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Santa Pola, and finally step off the mainland to explore Isla de Tabarca.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Elche trip planning tool.

You can drive from Javea to Elche in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Elche

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Nerja

— 4 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Take a break from the city and head to Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Playa de la Cala el Canuelo. Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil and Parroquia de San Pedro Apostol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Nerja side-trips: Las Encinillas Rutas a Caballo (in Guejar Sierra), Arrecife de Las Sirenas (in Almeria) and Los Cahorros (in Monachil). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Río Chíllar, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Cantarrijan, and get a new perspective on things with Educare Aventura.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nerja travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Elche to Nerja takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Elche in August, Nerja is a bit cooler at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marbella

— 2 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
On the 23rd (Mon), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get to know the fascinating history of Avenida del Mar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa de la Rada, then try to win big at Riding Fun In The Sun, then get outside with Experience Box Spain, and finally get a dose of the wild on Born to be Wild.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Marbella day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ronda

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro and Baños Arabes. Get some historical perspective at Castillo de Olvera and Visitas guiadas Ciudad Romana de Ocuri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ronda: El CHorro (in El Chorro), Embalses Guadalhorce-Guadalteba (in Ardales) and Sanctuary of Remedies (in Olvera). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Lara, contemplate the long history of Puerta de Almocabar, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda, and get interesting insight from Volar Andalucia.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ronda tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marbella in August, you will find days in Ronda are a bit warmer (96°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Seville

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Sun), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza del Triunfo. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Hospital de los Venerables, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Seville day trip site.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Ronda in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Seville, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 3 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take an exotic tour of Buggy Pirates Gran Canaria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Barranco de Guayadeque, see the interesting displays at Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Virgen del Pino, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Museo de los Patronos de la Virgen.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip planning app.

You can fly from Seville to Maspalomas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Seville to Maspalomas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seville in August: highs in Maspalomas hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 72°F. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.