23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

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23 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Malaga
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Valencia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Barcelona
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Alcazar of Segovia and Barrio de Salamanca are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and The Walls of Avila. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Cathedral of Avila in Avila, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and wander the streets of Gran Via.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madrid online travel route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Madrid, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Madrid to be colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avila, Alcazar of Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Sala el Potro.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

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.
Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla and Delimbo will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Un Gato en Bicicleta and La Galeria Roja. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiguedades el Museo, and view the masterpieces at Ceramica Artistica Colon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
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.
Let the collections at Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden and Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Chapel of Granada and Mirador de San Nicolas. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Reez, contemplate the long history of Archive Saint John of God Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Camarin de la Virgen del Rosario, and step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, Granada is little chillier than Seville - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:
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Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Shop till you drop at Mercado Central de Atarazanas and Scott Simpson Fine Art. Get some historical perspective at Castillo de Gibralfaro and Iglesia de San Juan Bautista. Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Marbella Old Town (in Marbella) and Ronda (Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, Puente Nuevo, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Mahatma Showroom, and take in the exciting artwork at Ifergan Collection.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Malaga online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in February, expect Malaga to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Malaga

Shopping Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Ronda, Marbella Old Town
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:
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Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

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night
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the activities along Jardi del Turia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen, then steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Valencia day trip planning app .

Fly from Malaga to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:
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Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen

6
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or Nuovum. When in Barcelona, make a side trip to see Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey in Montserrat, approximately Montserrat away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, get into the urban bustle at CaixaForum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona visit website .

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valencia in February: highs in Barcelona hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 4:
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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