29 days in Spain Itinerary

29 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Christchurch
Fly:  31 h
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Granada
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Malaga
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Valencia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Madrid
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  34 h
End: Christchurch

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.
Shop till you drop at Passeig de Gracia and CaixaForum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Guell, stop by El Barri Gòtic, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip website.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Barcelona is an approximately 32- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Christchurch to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In May, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Christchurch - with highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa de Muro and CCA Andratx. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castell de Bellver and Catedral de Mallorca. Venture out of the city with trips to Sa cisterna (in Port d'Alcudia), Cas Siquier (in Port de Soller) and Coves de Campanet (in Campanet). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Gerhardt Braun Gallery, look for gifts at Es Verol, and view the masterpieces at Spaint.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Palma de Mallorca sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Samaki, Sa cisterna, Cas Siquier, Playa de Muro, Coves de Campanet
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca

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.
Shop till you drop at Patio de los Perfumes and Taller textil Mercedes Carrascosa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alhambra and Generalife. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Pampaneira (Bodega La Moralea & Chocolate Abuela ili) and Chocolates Sierra Nevada (in Pitres). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, wander the streets of Albayzin, stop by Artesania Del Arbol, and get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daytime highs in Granada are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Pampaneira, Chocolates Sierra Nevada
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

2
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Yumbo Centrum, stop by Fund Grube Varadero, look for gifts at The Mint Company Lux Meloneras, stop by Compania de la Galleta, then browse the different shops at Boulevard El Faro, and finally visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas. On your second day here, take a stroll through Calle Triana, stop by El Antojito. Chocolates y mas delicias, then stop by Tresor Noir, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Maspalomas online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Granada to Maspalomas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Granada in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Maspalomas, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Meloneras, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Tresor Noir
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Boulevard El Faro ©
Boulevard El Faro
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

1
night
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, take a stroll through La Carihuela, look for gifts at Vom Fass Fuengirola, then stop by Marbella Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Calle San Miguel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Malaga attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Maspalomas to Malaga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Maspalomas to Malaga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Malaga. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Vom Fass Fuengirola, Marbella Old Town
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

2
nights
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 31st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Sala el Potro. On your second day here, make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, look for gifts at Ana Martina, then make a trip to Calleja de las Flores, then stop by Ceramica Alcaide, and finally get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in May, you will find days in Cordoba are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are little chillier (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ceramica Alcaide
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sangrespanola and Productos de la Sierra. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barrio Santa Cruz and Mercado de Abastos. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, look for gifts at Tomamojama, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seville trip builder app.

Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercado de Abastos
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 5th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, shop like a local with Central Market of Valencia, then steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at Mercado del Cabanyal and then get curious at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

Find out how to plan Valencia trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. June in Valencia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites Museums
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Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

6
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Shop till you drop at Gran Via and Diseno Propio. Artesania.. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas, Catedral Primada, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planner.

Take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Madrid, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

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