20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Madrid
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Segovia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Salamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Seville
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Detroit

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid, examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, then stroll through Casa de Campo, then stroll through Retiro Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid vacation builder site .

Detroit, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Madrid is 6 hours. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Greco, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, and finally make a trip to Catedral Primada. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo de Santa Cruz, look for gifts at Jacinta & Maria Chocolates, wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then examine the collection at Museo Sefardi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Toledo day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Toledo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Segovia.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Church of Santo Tomé ©
Church of Santo Tomé
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

2
nights
Segovia

Segovia ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): learn about all things military at Alcazar de Segovia, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Segovia, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de Medina del Campo, Segovia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de los Santos Justo y Pastor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Cruz la Real, and finally steep yourself in history at Iglesia de la Vera Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Real de Segovia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Sta. Maria del Parral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Padres Carmelitas, then contemplate the long history of La Muralla de Segovia, then make a trip to Segovia Aqueduct, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de San Antonio El Real.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Segovia trip maker tool .

You can drive from Toledo to Segovia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Toledo in June, expect nights in Segovia to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Salamanca.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites Museums
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia
Santa Cruz la Real ©
Santa Cruz la Real

1
night
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Convento de las Duenas, admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then contemplate the long history of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salamanca trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Segovia to Salamanca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Segovia in June, Salamanca is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, brush up on your military savvy at Torre del Oro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, then admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seville, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Peinado, see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, then wander the streets of Old City, then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and finally view the masterpieces at Scott Simpson Fine Art. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, admire the striking features of La Casa Del Rey Moro, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda journey planner.

Drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Ronda sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
Museo Peinado ©
Museo Peinado

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Centro de Ciencia Principia, see the interesting displays at Museum Jorge Rando, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, then examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Ronda in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Malaga: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

2
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de los Aljibes, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Archive Saint John of God Museum, examine the collection at Monasterio de la Concepcion, take a stroll through Albayzin, then contemplate the long history of Generalife, and finally take an in-depth tour of Casa de Castril.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip site .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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.
El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona travel route website .

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Granada in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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