35 days in Spain Itinerary

35 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Fly:  18 h
1
Madrid
— 9 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Granada
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Santiago de Compostela
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Cordoba
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 30 min
7
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
8
Valencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
9
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Toledo
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: San Diego

9
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Templo de Debod for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, explore the world behind art at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, and stroll around Casa de Campo.

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San Diego, USA to Madrid is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Madrid is 9 hours. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Seville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
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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
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.
Get some historical perspective at Alhambra and Royal Chapel of Granada. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albayzin and Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Nerja (Balcony of Europe & Fundación Cueva de Nerja). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, steep yourself in history at Plaza de los Aljibes, and take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada online itinerary planner.

Drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seville in September since evenings lows in Granada dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nerja, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Visit El Barri Gòtic and Las Ramblas for their historical value. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, and stroll around Parc de Montjuic.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Granada in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento, igreja e colegio das Orfas, then examine the collection at Museo das Peregrinacións, then see the interesting displays at Museo Catedralicio, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo do Pobo Galego. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural, examine the collection at Museo Pedagoxico de Galicia, then get engrossed in the history at The City of Culture of Galicia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea.

Before you visit Santiago de Compostela, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect Santiago de Compostela to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Museo do Pobo Galego ©
Museo do Pobo Galego
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Convento, igreja e colegio das Orfas ©
Convento, igreja e colegio das Orfas

1
night
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 24th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo. On the next day, make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Rafael Boti.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Santiago de Compostela to Cordoba in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in September, expect Cordoba to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then visit Parte Vieja, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo. Keep things going the next day: expand your understanding of the military at Castillo de la Mota and then kick back and relax at La Concha Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia route builder website.

Getting from Cordoba to San Sebastian - Donostia by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Sebastian - Donostia, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Tours Beaches
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Castillo de la Mota ©
Castillo de la Mota
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Museu Faller de Valencia, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Valencia trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Valencia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Valencia: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

3
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Nerja, then explore the galleries of Archive Saint John of God Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jerome Monastery, steep yourself in history at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, and finally contemplate the long history of La Madraza.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Granada online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Granada takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Granada when traveling from Valencia in September, with lows around 58°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Nerja
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla ©
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla
Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces
Mezquita Mayor de Granada ©
Mezquita Mayor de Granada

3
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Popular historic sites such as Catedral Primada and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Museo de Santa Cruz and MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Royal Palace of Aranjuez in Aranjuez (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo del Greco, browse the exhibits of Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, and visit Casco Historico de Toledo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Toledo trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Granada to Toledo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October in Toledo, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Royal Palace of Aranjuez
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco
Museo de Santa Cruz ©
Museo de Santa Cruz

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