26 days in Spain Itinerary

26 days in Spain Itinerary

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26 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Kota Kinabalu
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Avila
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Madrid
— 4 nights
bus + train:  30​min
3
Alcala De Henares
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  7​h 30​min
4
Formentera
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
6
Ciutadella, Menorca
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
8
Lanzarote
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Kota Kinabalu

1
night
Avila

Avila ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pedro, tee off at Club De Golf El Fresnillo, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pinar de Hoyocasero. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de San Vicente, step into the grandiose world of Palacio De Los Velada, then explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Convento de la Encarnacion.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Avila trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to Avila. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kota Kinabalu to Avila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kota Kinabalu in September, you will find days in Avila are little chillier (30°C), and nights are cooler (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Avila

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trip

Pinar de Hoyocasero
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Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Pinar de Hoyocasero ©
Pinar de Hoyocasero

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional del Prado. Take a break from the city and head to Caballos la Vereda and Playa del Alberche. There's still lots to do: get outside with Scootydo Rental Bikes, find something for the whole family at Parque de Atracciones, take a stroll through Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio de Salamanca.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid itinerary builder.

You can drive from Avila to Madrid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Madrid when traveling from Avila in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alcala De Henares.

Things to do in Madrid

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Caballos la Vereda, Playa del Alberche
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca

2
nights
Alcala De Henares

Alcala De Henares ©
Alcalá de Henares, meaning Citadel on the river Henares, in Arabic قلعة النار, is a Spanish city located 35km northeast of the country's capital, Madrid. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Palacio del Infantado, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural del Alto Tajo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon of the Condesa de la Vega del Pozo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Casa Natal De Cervantes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Casino Club De Golf Retamares.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Alcala De Henares itinerary maker.

Alcala De Henares is just a short distance from Madrid. In September, daily temperatures in Alcala De Henares can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Alcala De Henares

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guadalajara, Club De Golf Retamares
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Club De Golf Retamares ©
Club De Golf Retamares
Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes ©
Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes
Palacio del Infantado ©
Palacio del Infantado

4
nights
Formentera

Formentera ©
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa de Llevant and Playa de Ses Salines. Visit Castle of Ibiza and Church of Sant Francesc Xavier for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Formentera: Es Vedra (in Ibiza Town) and Puig de Missa (in Santa Eulalia del Rio). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Migjorn, get great views at Cap de Barbaria, and see the interesting displays at Ethnological Museum of Formentera.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Formentera itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Alcala De Henares to Formentera in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car ferry, and car; or do a combination of ferry, car ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Alcala De Henares in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Formentera. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Formentera

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ibiza Town, Puig de Missa
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant
Platja de Migjorn ©
Platja de Migjorn

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alcudia Old Town and Puerto de Soller. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral (Le Seu) and Sant Francesc Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palma de Mallorca: Campos (Artestruz Mallorca & Es Trenc) and Platja d'es Carbo (in Colonia de Sant Jordi). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Tramuntana and see the interesting displays at Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, ferry, and taxi from Formentera to Palma de Mallorca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Palma de Mallorca when traveling from Formentera in October, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Campos, Alcudia Old Town, Platja d'es Carbo, Serra de Tramuntana
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Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Es Trenc ©
Es Trenc

3
nights
Ciutadella, Menorca

Ciutadella ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Isla del Rey and Centre D'art I D'historia Hernandez Sanz. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Diocesa de Menorca and Cathedral Ciudadela. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pregonda, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Toro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playas de Algaiarens, and tour the water at your own pace with Menorca en Barco.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ciutadella trip builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Palma de Mallorca to Ciutadella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. October in Ciutadella sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Seville.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Menorca, Centre D'art I D'historia Hernandez Sanz
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Cala Pregonda ©
Cala Pregonda
El Toro ©
El Toro
Cathedral Ciudadela ©
Cathedral Ciudadela

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.
Barrio Santa Cruz and Royal Alcázar of Seville will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and Gruta de las Maravillas. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla), admire the masterpieces at Seville Museum of Fine Arts, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ciutadella to Seville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Seville are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Lanzarote

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
You'll explore and learn at Fundacion Cesar Manrique and Cabra Cabra Galeria De Arte. Explore hidden gems such as Surf Spot Famara and A Casa José Saramago. Get out of town with these interesting Lanzarote side-trips: Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique (in Haria), Iglesia de San Gines (in Arrecife), Iglesia de Santa Maria de los Remedios (in Yaiza) and Castillo de las Coloradas (in Playa Blanca). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Los Hervideros, wander the streets of Pueblo Marinero, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara, and examine the collection at Bodega El Grifo - Museo del Vino.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lanzarote itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Seville to Lanzarote in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Seville in October, Lanzarote is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Los Hervideros ©
Los Hervideros
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique

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