31 days in Spain Itinerary

31 days in Spain Itinerary

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31 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Seville
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h
6
Ronda
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Marbella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Granada
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral Primada in Toledo, approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid visit planning app .

Phoenix, USA to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In July, Madrid is little chillier than Phoenix - with highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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San Sebastian - Donostia

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bilbao (Puppy & Guggenheim Museum Bilbao). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Parte Vieja, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in San Sebastian - Donostia are a bit cooler (77°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bilbao
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona journey planner.

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than San Sebastian - Donostia - with highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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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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Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Ibiza Town is known for nightlife, beaches, historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Kentucky Derby, stroll through Cala S'Illot des Rencli, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ibiza Town are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cala S'Illot des Rencli, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Cala Comte, Kentucky Derby
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Es Vedra ©
Es Vedra

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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.
When in Seville, make a side trip to see Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba, approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville attractions planner.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Seville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Ibiza Town in July, you will find days in Seville are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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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: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, take a pleasant ride with Caballos y Vino, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Climbing Tours

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Marbella

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): try your luck at Riding Fun In The Sun, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, then get your game on at Prison Island, then get outside with Adventure Rider Centre, and finally get your game on at Karting Experience Fuengirola.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marbella road trip app .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ronda in July: highs in Marbella hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Karting Experience Fuengirola, Adventure Rider Centre, Riding Fun In The Sun, Prison Island
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Climbing Tours
Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Prison Island ©
Prison Island

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Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Molino de Papel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Marbella to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Marbella in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nerja, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe

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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 29th (Wed): take a stroll through Albayzin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Anton, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Court of the Lions, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Camarin de la Virgen del Rosario, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip planning tool .

Getting from Nerja to Granada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Granada are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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