40 days in Spain Itinerary

40 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly + Bus:  15 h 30 min
1
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Madrid
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
3
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Granada
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Ronda
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Seville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Barcelona
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

4
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.
Visit La Concha Beach and Playa de Azkorri for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Basque Coast Geopark and Playa de Plentzia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Sebastian - Donostia: Bilbao (La Ribera Market & Mercado de las Especias). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zurriola Beach, kick back and relax at Ondarreta Beach, head outdoors with Penas de Aia, and stop by INKA&CO.

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Mumbai, India to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to San Sebastian - Donostia is minus 4.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in November; daily highs in San Sebastian - Donostia reach 18°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Bilbao
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Ondarreta Beach ©
Ondarreta Beach
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Sierra de Guadarrama National Park and Horse Riding Madrid. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Catedral Primada & Raquel Lopez Damascene-Damasquinado). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, visit Barrio de Salamanca, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Madrid by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

5
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.
Get outdoors at Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Mogan. Relax by the water at Playa de Maspalomas and Playa de Amadores. Get out of town with these interesting Maspalomas side-trips: Los Tilos de Moya (in Moya) and Playa del Risco Y Puerto De Agaete (in Agaete). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Los Azulejos de Veneguera, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Vargas Beach, and identify plant and animal life at La Charca.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Maspalomas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Maspalomas, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mogan, Reserva Natural El Cabron, Scuba & Snorkeling, Los Tilos de Moya, Playa de Mogan
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores

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.
Popular historic sites such as Alhambra and Mirador de San Nicolas are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Reez and Milenium Gallery. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Nerja (Capistrano Playa, Burriana Beach, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Albayzin, steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Granada online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Maspalomas to Granada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Maspalomas in December, expect nights in Granada to be cooler, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Step out of the city life by going to El Tajo de Ronda and Reservatauro Ronda. Get some historical perspective at Baños Arabes and Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ronda: Antequera (El Torcal de Antequera & Lobo Park). There's much more to do: ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda, do a tasting at Descalzos Viejos S.L., Head underground at Cueva del Gato, and visit La Ciudad.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ronda road trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Granada in December since evenings lows in Ronda dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trip

Antequera
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Get some historical perspective at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, take in the exciting artwork at La Galeria Roja, and contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Seville are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Platja de ses Salines and Ibiza Cathedral. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala Comte and Playa Cala Salada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ibiza Town: Cala de Sant Vicent (in Cala de Sant Vicent), S'Arenal Gros (in Portinatx) and Cala Saladeta (in Sant Antoni de Portmany). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, look for gifts at De Mil Amores, look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera, and kick back and relax at Playa Cala Llonga.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Cala Comte, Cala de Sant Vicent, S'Arenal Gros, Kentucky Derby
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

6
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de La Barceloneta and Cala Futadera. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell) and Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar). There's still lots to do: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker tool.

Fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Camino de Ronda, Platja Port Bo, Playas de Calella, Fenals Beach, Cala Futadera
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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