20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + train:  13​h 15​min
1
Zaragoza
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Leon
— 1 night
6
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Seville
— 3 nights
8
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Montreal

1
day
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo Pablo Gargallo, then examine the collection at Emoz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and finally steep yourself in history at Daroca.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zaragoza trip itinerary builder .

Montreal, Canada to Zaragoza is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Zaragoza is 6 hours. Traveling from Montreal in September, you will find days in Zaragoza are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Museums Historic Sites
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Daroca ©
Daroca
Emoz ©
Emoz

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pau Casals Museum and Museu del Cau Ferrat. Visit Santuari de la Mare de Deu de Montserrat and Reial Monestir De Santes Creus for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Playa de Calafell (in Segur de Calafell), Far Torredembarra (in Torredembarra) and Museu del Ferrocarril (in Vilanova i la Geltru). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at El Puerto de Barcelona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla, and don't miss a visit to Cementerio de Montjuic.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip planner.

Take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sitges, Reial Monestir De Santes Creus, Santuari de la Mare de Deu de Montserrat, Far Torredembarra, Museu Del Ferrocarril
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Reial Monestir De Santes Creus ©
Reial Monestir De Santes Creus
Far Torredembarra ©
Far Torredembarra

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Appreciate the collections at Bellver Castle and Museu d'Art Espanyol Contemporani - Fundacion Juan March. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caves of Drach and Iglesia La Porciuncula (la Iglesia de Cristal). Get out of town with these interesting Palma de Mallorca side-trips: Castell de Capdepera (in Capdepera) and Santuari de Cura (in Algaida). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, explore the ancient world of Banys Arabs (Arab Baths), contemplate the long history of Llotja, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Eulalia.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca trip builder tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Palma de Mallorca are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santuari de Cura, Castell de Capdepera, Cuevas del Drach
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Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Santuari de Cura ©
Santuari de Cura

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Sant Rafel, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Comte. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, then wander the streets of Dalt Vila, then kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Moli.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. September in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cala Comte
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila

1
night
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, then examine the collection at Museo de León, then see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico Provincial de Leon, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Leon route website .

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Leon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, Leon is little chillier than Ibiza Town - with highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Leon

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo Etnografico Provincial de Leon
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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines ©
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at San Marcos Church, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Monterrey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Purisima Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Salamanca,Casco Historico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva). On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Casa de las Conchas, steep yourself in history at Escuelas Menores, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Anaya, contemplate the long history of Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Anunciacion y Sepulcro de Sta Teresa, and finally explore the historical opulence of Duques de Alba Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salamanca trip planner .

You can drive from Leon to Salamanca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Salamanca sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alba de Tormes
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

3
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 Basilica Menor de Santa Maria and Palace of Medina Sidonia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia de San Pedro and Arcos de la Frontera. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Casa Ordonez (in Bornos), Sanlucar de Barrameda (Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de la O, Plaza Del Cabildo, & more) and Jerez De La Frontera (Bodegas Luis Perez & Museo de la Atalaya).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip maker website .

You can drive from Salamanca to Seville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in September since evenings lows in Seville dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Sanlucar de Barrameda, Arcos de la Frontera, Jerez De La Frontera, Casa Ordonez
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Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Iglesia de San Pedro ©
Iglesia de San Pedro
Casa Ordonez ©
Casa Ordonez

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Merced, make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo, admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seville in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Palacio de la Merced ©
Palacio de la Merced
Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir ©
Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get your game on at Hurricane Factory Madrid, see the interesting displays at Infante de Orleans Foundation Museum, then explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo del Aire, get your game on at Windobona Indoor Skydiving, then stroll through Parque Lineal Del Manzanares, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro ad Vincula.

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

Getting from Cordoba to Madrid by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Church of Santo Tomé ©
Church of Santo Tomé
San Roman Church ©
San Roman Church

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