32 days in Spain Itinerary

32 days in Spain Itinerary

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32 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Cartagena
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Granada
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Barcelona
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
6
Formentera
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Cartagena

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Templo de Debod are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Museo Nacional del Prado. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

Cartagena, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time (COT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Cartagena in September, plan for slightly colder days in Madrid, with highs around 81°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Seville.

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
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Alcázar of Seville and Plaza de Espana. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seville Museum of Fine Arts and Torre del Oro. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, steep yourself in history at Real Fabrica de Tabacos, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and admire the natural beauty at Maria Luisa Park (Parque de Maria Luisa).

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seville vacation builder.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Seville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Visiting El Tajo and Reservatauro Ronda will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dona Felisa Winery and Old City. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, head outdoors with SierrAventura Ronda, look for gifts at ArtesamArt, and trek along Cycleronda.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ronda trip planner.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seville in September: highs in Ronda hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa de Burriana and Papagayo Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alhambra and Basílica de San Juan de Dios. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Nerja Diving). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Generalife, contemplate the long history of La Madraza, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santo Domingo, and don't miss a visit to Dar al-Horra.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ronda in September: high temperatures in Granada hover around 80°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

5
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Casa Milà and Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and La Sagrada Familia. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, shop like a local with Las Ramblas, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Batlló.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Montgat Beach
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Formentera

Formentera ©
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de Ses Illetes and Calo Des Mort. Step out of the city life by going to Playa de Llevant and Playa Ses Platgetes.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Formentera online itinerary creator.

Getting from Barcelona to Formentera by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In October in Formentera, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Formentera

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa de Ses Illetes ©
Playa de Ses Illetes
Playa Ses Platgetes ©
Playa Ses Platgetes
Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte and then kick back and relax at Cala Bassa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puig de Missa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Ibiza, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cala Salada.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Formentera to Ibiza Town in an hour. In October in Ibiza Town, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Puig de Missa, Cala Comte
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

3
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia

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.
Casco Viejo and Buen Pastor Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Concha Beach and Zurriola Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao to see Guggenheim Museum Bilbao about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ondarreta Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Urgull, and get your game on at Let's get Basque!.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ibiza Town to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ibiza Town in October, with highs in San Sebastian - Donostia at 70°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bilbao
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Ondarreta Beach ©
Ondarreta Beach

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