27 days in Spain Itinerary

27 days in Spain Itinerary

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27 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5 h
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cadaques
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Sitges
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Tarragona
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Valencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Bunol
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Seville
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
9
Cordoba
— 1 day
Train:  3 h
10
Toledo
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
11
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
12
Segovia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: London

2
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 landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona vacation planner.

London, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from London in August, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cadaques.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods 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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nights
Cadaques

Cadaques
Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cap de Creus National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cadaques custom trip planner.

You can drive from Barcelona to Cadaques in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Cadaques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sitges.

Things to do in Cadaques

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dali Theatre-Museum, Passeig de la Muralla
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Cap de Creus National Park
Cap de Creus National Park
Salvador Dali House ©
Salvador Dali House
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum

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nights
Sitges

Sitges ©
Sitges is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, in Catalonia, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Balmins, take in the waterfront at Passeig Maritim, and then kick back and relax at La Playa de Sitges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Platja de Ribes Roges, then take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Maritimo, then learn about winemaking at Finca Viladellops, and finally do a tasting at Cava Recaredo.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sitges vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Cadaques to Sitges in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tarragona.

Things to do in Sitges

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paseo Maritimo, Platja de Ribes Roges, Recaredo
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Recaredo ©
Recaredo
Passeig Maritim ©
Passeig Maritim
La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges

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nights
Tarragona

Tarragona ©
Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a splash at Aquopolis Costa Dorada, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Pineda, and then examine the collection at GAUDÍ CENTRE REUS. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, explore the ancient world of Passeig Arqueològic, stop by El Lloro, then contemplate the long history of Circ Roma, then delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro de Tarragona, and finally make a trip to Mediterranean Balcony.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tarragona itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sitges to Tarragona in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tarragona can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Tarragona

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

La Pineda, Gaudi Centre Reus, Karting Altafulla
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Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona
Playa de la Pineda ©
Playa de la Pineda

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nights
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 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Oceanografic and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at City of the Arts and Sciences.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Valencia itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tarragona to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bunol.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia

2
nights
Bunol

Bunol ©
Buñol is a town and municipality in the province of Valencia, Spain. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bodega Vera de Estenas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Salvador, then Head underground at Cuevas de la Villa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castell de Xativa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): get outside with Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bunol travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Valencia to Bunol in an hour. August in Bunol sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Bunol

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Requena, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Bodega Vera de Estenas, Castell de Xativa
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Castell de Xativa ©
Castell de Xativa
Bodega Vera de Estenas ©
Bodega Vera de Estenas
Iglesia del Salvador ©
Iglesia del Salvador

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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.
On the 31st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Basílica de San Juan de Dios, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral and Royal Chapel (Capilla Real), then admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Sacromonte, wander the streets of Albayzin, contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Nicolas, then make a trip to Carrera del Darro, and finally stop by Munira C B.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bunol to Granada takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, stroll through Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Real Fabrica de Tabacos, then explore the galleries of Torre del Oro, then don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol, and finally explore the galleries of Seville Museum of Fine Arts. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Maria Luisa Park (Parque de Maria Luisa), admire the landmark architecture of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla), then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally admire the striking features of Casa de Pilatos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville vacation planner.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

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

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day
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.
On the 4th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in September, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

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nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 5th (Tue), snap pictures at San Martin Bridge, make a trip to Mirador del Valle, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, then examine the collection at Museo del Greco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santo Tomé, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Muralla de Toledo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga de Santa María La Blanca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes, then make a trip to Puerta de Bisagra, and finally indulge your taste buds at Mercado de San Agustín.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Toledo travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Toledo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Cordoba in September, expect Toledo to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 7th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, then see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and then have fun at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online itinerary creator.

You can take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. In September in Madrid, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Segovia.

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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Segovia

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
On the 9th (Sat), examine the collection at Catedral de Segovia, then make a trip to Santisima Trinidad Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de Medina del Campo, Segovia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, then delve into the distant past at The Walls of Avila, then brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar de Segovia, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Segovia itinerary planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Segovia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, The Walls of Avila
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Mirador de la Pradera de San Marcos ©

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