36 days in Spain Itinerary

36 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 4 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 1 night
Train
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Seville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marbella
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 2 nights
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Drive to Huelva, Ferry to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Drive to Maspalomas
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
Drive
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Agaete, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Drive to Gran Canaria Airport, Fly to Barcelona International Airport
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Barcelona
— 7 nights
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Madrid

— 4 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 (Church of Santo Tomé, Museo del Greco, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid attractions planning app.

Manchester, UK to Madrid is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Cordoba

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
On the 27th (Wed), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cordoba road trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Madrid, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours · Historic Sites

Seville

— 4 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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and don't miss a visit to Alameda Del Tajo.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ronda attractions planner.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Marbella

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Riding Fun In The Sun (in Casares) and Malaga (Puerto de Málaga, Museo de Malaga, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, relax and rejuvenate at AMRITA AYURVEDA Nectars of Life SL, and contemplate the long history of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marbella trip planner.

Drive from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Marbella, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nerja

— 3 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. When in Nerja, make a side trip to see Los Olivillos in Competa, approximately Competa away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, see Off-Road Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, and take in the dramatic natural features at Paseo de los Carabineros.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nerja trip planner.

Drive from Marbella to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marbella in February; daily highs in Nerja reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Granada

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Paseo de los Tristes, then admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, then steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Granada road trip planning tool.

Drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 1 night

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 15th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, then kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, then explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Yumbo Centrum. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Dobrev Wellness and Massage, stroll through Playa de Amadores, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, and finally take a tour by water with Canary Diving Adventures.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Maspalomas online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Granada to Maspalomas in 40 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Granada in February, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Maspalomas: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Agaete.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Agaete, Gran Canaria

— 3 nights
Explore Agaete's surroundings by going to Artenara (Iglesia de San Matias & Museo Etnografico Casas Cuevas) and Arehucas Rum Distillery (in Arucas).

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Agaete trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Maspalomas to Agaete by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Agaete

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Barcelona

— 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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Agaete to Barcelona. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Agaete in February, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.