39 days in Spain Itinerary

39 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
2
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
3
Bilbao
— 3 nights
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
5
Playa de Jandia, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
6
Nerja
— 2 nights
7
Ronda
— 3 nights
8
Seville
— 4 nights
9
Valencia
— 2 nights
10
Madrid
— 9 nights

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.
Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Passeig de Gracia and Casa Gispert. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and stop by Papabubble.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Barcelona route builder tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 11 hours. When traveling from Auckland in December, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
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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.
Parte Vieja and Buen Pastor Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit La Concha Beach and Zurriola Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado de la Bretxa, look for gifts at Ganbara, identify plant and animal life at Basque Coast Geopark, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja
Ondarreta Beach ©
Ondarreta Beach

3
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de Langre and Playa de Azkorri. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Bilbao, Spain. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Lupita, get maximum retail therapy with La Turroneria Ivanez, don't miss a visit to Palacio Chavarri, and stroll through Playa de Plentzia.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao road trip planner.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Bilbao

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa de Langre
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Playa de Langre ©
Playa de Langre
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Lupita ©
Lupita

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 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas vacation builder tool.

Fly from Bilbao to Maspalomas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bilbao to Maspalomas. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bilbao in January; daily highs in Maspalomas reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Playa de Jandia.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa de Amadores, Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Mogan
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

2
nights
Playa de Jandia, Fuerteventura

Playa de Jandia ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sotavento Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa de Sotavento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Gran Tarajal and then Head underground at Cuevas de Ajuy.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Playa de Jandia trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maspalomas to Playa de Jandia. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Playa de Jandia

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sotavento Beach, Cuevas de Ajuy, Playa Gran Tarajal
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Playa de Sotavento ©
Playa de Sotavento
Sotavento Beach ©
Sotavento Beach
Playa Gran Tarajal ©
Playa Gran Tarajal

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nights
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. You'll get in some beach time at Playa El Salon and Burriana Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Alhambra and Tienda Souvenirs La Alborea. Step out of Nerja with an excursion to Munira in Granada--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, stop by DEGUSTA ANDALUCIA, take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and stroll through Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nerja travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Playa de Jandia to Nerja with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Playa de Jandia to Nerja. Traveling from Playa de Jandia in January, you will find days in Nerja are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are much colder (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Granada
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

3
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola and Cabopino Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Scott Simpson Fine Art and ArtesamArt. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, contemplate the long history of Alcasaba de Ronda, take in the views from Puente Viejo, and delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nerja in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ronda, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marbella
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Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto ©
Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto
Scott Simpson Fine Art ©
Scott Simpson Fine Art
Museo Lara ©
Museo Lara

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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.
Head to Zaguan 24 and Sangrespanolafor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, look for gifts at Malanga - Hecho a Mano, shop like a local with Un Gato en Bicicleta, and explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip site.

Getting from Ronda to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Seville are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sangrespanola ©
Sangrespanola
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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 20th (Sun), admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda, ponder the world of politics at Plaza del Ayuntamiento, thenbrowse the fresh offerings at Mercado Colon, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Playa Gandia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Valencia online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Valencia sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Playa Gandia
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Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For shopping fun, head to Mercado San Miguel or Diseno Propio. Artesania.. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (La Encina de Ortega, Catedral Primada, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, hunt for treasures at El Rastro, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planner.

You can take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Valencia in January; daily highs in Madrid reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©

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