23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

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23 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  27​h
1
Zaragoza
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
2
Avila
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Leon
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Malaga
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palacio Real de Olite and Plaza del Pilar. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monasterio de Piedra and Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, contemplate the long history of Palacio de la Aljaferia, and don't miss a visit to El Tubo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zaragoza trip itinerary builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Zaragoza is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Zaragoza. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Zaragoza reach 15°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Avila.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palacio Real de Olite
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Palacio Real de Olite ©
Palacio Real de Olite
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra

3
nights
Avila

Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila and Ermita de Santa Maria de la Cabeza will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Four Posts and Mysticism Interpretation Centre. Explore Avila's surroundings by going to Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso (in La Granja de San Ildefonso), Segovia (Catedral de Segovia & Alcazar of Segovia) and Castillo de Turegano (in Turegano).

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Avila trip planner.

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Avila in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, Avila is little chillier than Zaragoza - with highs of 11°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Segovia, Ibarrola en Garoza, Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso, Castillo de Turegano
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Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila

3
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Popular historic sites such as New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) and Ieronimus are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional de Escultura and Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis. Venture out of the city with trips to Iglesia de San Vicente (in Zamora) and Valladolid (Plaza Mayor de Valladolid & Iglesia de San Lorenzo). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, steep yourself in history at Casa de las Conchas, and get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salamanca trip website .

You can drive from Avila to Salamanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Valladolid, Basilica de Santa Teresa, Iglesia de San Vicente
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Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Museo Nacional de Escultura ©
Museo Nacional de Escultura

4
nights
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Get some cultural insight at Cartuja de Miraflores and Castillo de los Templarios. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monasterio de las Huelgas and Monasterio Real de San Benito. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leon: Burgos (Catedral De Burgos & Museo de la Evolucion Humana) and Astorga (Iglesia de San Francisco, Palacio De Gaudi, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, stop by La tienda de te-Leon, and steep yourself in history at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Leon sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Leon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salamanca in February: highs in Leon hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Burgos, Astorga, Castillo de los Templarios, Monasterio Real de San Benito
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Monasterio de las Huelgas ©
Monasterio de las Huelgas
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Palacio De Gaudi ©
Palacio De Gaudi

3
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Get some cultural insight at Casa de Colon and El Faro de Maspalomas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roque Nublo and Compania de la Galleta. Explore Maspalomas' surroundings by going to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Vegueta & Las Canteras Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, observe the fascinating underwater world at Palmitos Park, and stroll through Playa de Mogan.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Maspalomas travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Leon to Maspalomas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Leon to Maspalomas. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Leon in February: high temperatures in Maspalomas hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Compania de la Galleta, Playa de Amadores
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Casa de Colon ©
Casa de Colon
Compania de la Galleta ©
Compania de la Galleta
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

4
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mercado Central de Atarazanas and Monasterio Cartuja. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga and Convento De Las Hermanas De La Cruz. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Royal Chapel of Granada (in Granada) and Cordoba (Jewish Quarter (Juderia), Historic Centre of Cordoba, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum.

Plan trip to Malaga with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Malaga takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Maspalomas to Malaga is 1 hour. Traveling from Maspalomas in February, expect Malaga to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cordoba, Granada
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Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Mercado Central de Atarazanas ©
Mercado Central de Atarazanas

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