25 days in Spain Itinerary

25 days in Spain Itinerary

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25 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  11​h
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Bilbao
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and explore the activities along Retiro Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Madrid is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Salamanca is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Salamanca,Casco Historico, pause for some serene contemplation at San Marcos Church, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja).

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salamanca online itinerary planner .

Drive from Madrid to Salamanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in January, Salamanca is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Parks
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and get great views at Seville Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip builder 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. In January, Seville is a bit warmer than Salamanca - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, wander the streets of Old City, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and take in breathtaking views at SierrAventura Ronda.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ronda visit planner.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Ronda are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Parks Nature
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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 15th (Tue): get outside with Adventure Rider Centre, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, browse the collection at Nerja Book Centre, then stop by DEGUSTA ANDALUCIA, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and finally don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Malaga trip planner .

Drive from Ronda to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ronda in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Malaga, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nerja, Adventure Rider Centre
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Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja ©
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take a stroll through Albayzin, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador, explore the world behind art at Monasterio de la Concepcion, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take in the architecture and design of Escuela Delengua.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Granada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Malaga in January, with highs in Granada at 14°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, then get your game on at Virtual Bilbao, and then get outside with Estadio San Mames. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Casco Viejo, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Central de Bidebarrieta, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Puppy, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bilbao online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Granada to Bilbao takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games
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Highlights from your plan
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Room Escape Games
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, savor the flavors at La Boqueria, admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Bilbao to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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