26 days in Spain Itinerary

26 days in Spain Itinerary

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26 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Ronda
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Santiago de Compostela
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Bilbao
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Santander
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Oviedo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, and appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Barcelona is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral and Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) and then admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada online itinerary creator.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in October since evenings lows in Granada dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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 sightseeing, nature, historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, and explore the stunning scenery at SierrAventura Ronda.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ronda trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
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SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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.
Seville is known for sightseeing, parks, nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, appreciate the history behind Torre Giralda, and learn about all things military at Torre del Oro.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seville itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, then admire the landmark architecture of Monasterio de San Martin Pinario, and then don't miss a visit to Hostal dos Reis Católicos. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo, then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santiago de Compostela trip builder.

Getting from Seville to Santiago de Compostela by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seville in October, with highs in Santiago de Compostela at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites
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Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico ©
Monasterio de San Martin Pinario ©
Monasterio de San Martin Pinario

2
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, wander the streets of Casco Viejo, then don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Mercado de la Ribera, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dona Casilda Park, then snap pictures at White Bridge (Zubi Zuri), and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bilbao vacation planner.

You can fly from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Santiago de Compostela in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Bilbao, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santander.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Room Escape Games
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

2
nights
Santander

Santander ©
Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peninsula of Magdalena. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Palacio de La Magdalena, then stroll through Playa Primera de El Sardinero, and then admire the landmark architecture of El Capricho de Gaudi.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Santander itinerary planner.

Drive from Bilbao to Santander in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bilbao in October: highs in Santander hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Santander

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

El Capricho de Gaudi
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Peninsula of Magdalena ©
Peninsula of Magdalena
El Capricho de Gaudi ©
El Capricho de Gaudi
Palacio de La Magdalena ©
Palacio de La Magdalena

2
nights
Oviedo

Oviedo
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. On the 24th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, admire the landmark architecture of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Lorenzo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Esculturas Oviedo, then make a trip to Plaza del Fontan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Catalina Headland (Cerro de Santa Catalina).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Oviedo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santander to Oviedo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Oviedo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Oviedo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Gijon
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Playa de San Lorenzo
Playa de San Lorenzo
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura ©
Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura

2
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): snap pictures at Puente Romano, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally admire the masterpieces at Casa Lis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Salamanca, Casco Historico, then admire all the interesting features of Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, then look for gifts at Lume Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Salamanca's Plaza Mayor.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salamanca vacation planner.

You can drive from Oviedo to Salamanca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Oviedo in October, Salamanca is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for sightseeing, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, admire all the interesting features of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid vacation planner.

Drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Madrid when traveling from Salamanca in October, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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

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