36 days in Spain Itinerary

36 days in Spain Itinerary

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36 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Valencia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Alicante
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Seville
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
6
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Santiago de Compostela
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Bilbao
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Zaragoza
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Venice

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.
You've added Lake Banyoles, Castillo de Besalu, Cap de Creus National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planner .

Venice, Italy to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Girona, Sitges, Cap de Creus National Park, Peniscola Castle, Castillo de Besalu
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jardi del Turia, Barrio del Carmen, Platja La Malvarrosa, and other attractions. There's more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Balcon del Mediterraneo, Castell de Xativa
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen
Jardi del Turia ©
Jardi del Turia

2
nights
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Palmeral, Playa de San Juan, Real Casino de Murcia, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Barrio Santa Cruz, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara, step off the mainland to explore Isla de Tabarca, then make a trip to Explanada de Espana, and finally make a trip to Marina de Alicante. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at El Palmeral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Santa Maria, then don't miss a visit to Real Casino de Murcia, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de San Juan.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Alicante route planner.

You can drive from Valencia to Alicante in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Alicante, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Murcia, Isla de Tabarca, El Palmeral
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Playa de San Juan ©
Playa de San Juan
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara
Real Casino de Murcia ©
Real Casino de Murcia

4
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.
You've added Hammam Al Andalus Granada, Sierra Nevada Guides - Day Tours, Saint Jerome Monastery, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castillo de Gibralfaro and Monasterio Cartuja. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Malaga (Alcazaba, Malaga Cathedral, & more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Granada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alicante to Granada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Alicante in July, you will find days in Granada are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Malaga, Marbella, Sierra Nevada Guides - Day Tours
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

5
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.
You've added Palacio de Viana, Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol.

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

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronda, Cordoba, Cadiz, Donana Reservas y Visitas, Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Gran Via, Mercado San Miguel, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mirador del Valle and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Madrid route planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Salamanca, Avila, Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso, Alcazar of Segovia
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Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
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.
You've added Italo Pendola, Pazo de Oca, Islas Cies, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico and Plaza del Obradoiro. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, and pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio e iglesia de San Pelayo.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela travel route website .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Santiago de Compostela to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pazo de Oca, Islas Cies
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Islas Cies ©
Islas Cies
Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico ©
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro

4
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
You've added Vivanco. Cultura de Vino, Playa de Itzurun, Palacio Real de Olite, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo and admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bilbao itinerary site .

You can fly from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bilbao, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Pamplona, Palacio de La Magdalena, Bardenas Reales, Playa de Itzurun, Vivanco. Cultura de Vino
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Bardenas Reales ©
Bardenas Reales
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Palacio Real de Olite ©
Palacio Real de Olite

4
nights
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ciudadela De Jaca, Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, Parque Grande Jose Antonio Labordeta, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Monasterio de Piedra. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Palacio de la Aljaferia and examine the collection at Emoz.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Zaragoza day trip website .

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Zaragoza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bilbao in August: highs in Zaragoza hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 21°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, Ciudadela De Jaca, Castle Of Loarre
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
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Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra

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