42 days in Spain Itinerary

42 days in Spain Itinerary

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42 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Seville
1
Seville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cadiz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marbella
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
7
Cordoba
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
8
Valencia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Bilbao
— 8 nights
10
Madrid
— 14 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Seville

1
night
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.
To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seville online trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Seville. In February in Seville, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will leave for Cadiz on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Seville

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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2
nights
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Torre Tavira and Palacio del Virrey Laserna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cadiz: Faro de Chipiona (in Chipiona), Palace of Medina Sidonia (in Sanlucar de Barrameda) and Arcos de la Frontera (in Arcos de la Frontera). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Cabo Trafalgar, snap pictures at Puente de la Constitucion de 1812, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cadiz trip maker site .

You can drive from Seville to Cadiz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cadiz are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Cadiz

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jerez De La Frontera, Palace of Medina Sidonia, Faro de Chipiona, Cabo Trafalgar, Playa de La Fontanilla
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Museum of Cadiz ©
Museum of Cadiz
Torre Tavira ©
Torre Tavira
Catedral de Cadiz ©
Catedral de Cadiz

2
nights
Ronda

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda and then take in the views from Puente Nuevo. On the next day, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ronda trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cadiz in February, Ronda is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Climbing Tours
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
nights
Marbella

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get outside with Beach Fit Marbella. On your second day here, take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Banus Marina, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Constitucion, then get to know the fascinating history of La Plaza de los Chinorros, and finally take a stroll through Marbella Old Quarter.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marbella itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fuengirola
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
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Puerto Banus Marina ©
Puerto Banus Marina
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Bioparc ©
Bioparc

2
nights
Malaga

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga sightseeing planner .

Drive from Marbella to Malaga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Balcon de Europa
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Food Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, and then get curious at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias). On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Alhambra.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner .

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Malaga in February: high temperatures in Granada hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Plaza de San Nicolas ©
Plaza de San Nicolas

2
nights
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 your second day here, admire the striking features of Posada del Potro, don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then make a trip to Puerta del Almodovar, and finally don't miss a visit to Cairuan Street.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cordoba trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Granada to Cordoba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Patios de Cordoba ©
Patios de Cordoba

6
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jardi del Turia and La Lonja de la Seda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valencia: Benidorm (Balcon del Mediterraneo, La Cruz de Benidorm, & more) and Castell de Xativa (in Xativa). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, make a trip to City of the Arts and Sciences, see the interesting displays at Fallas Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Ayuntamiento de Valencia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Valencia, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Valencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Benidorm, Castell de Xativa
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 23:
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Jardi del Turia ©
Jardi del Turia

8
nights
Bilbao

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parte Vieja and Peine del Viento. Get out of town with these interesting Bilbao side-trips: Haro (Bodegas Muga & Bodegas Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia), Bodegas Lecea (in San Asensio) and San Sebastian - Donostia (Plaza de la Constitucion, Koloreka, & more). Dedicate the 3rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, take a stroll through Casco Viejo, and steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Hondarribia.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bilbao online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Valencia to Bilbao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Valencia, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bilbao, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Sebastian - Donostia, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Haro, Iglesia de Santa Maria de los Reyes, Bodegas Lecea
Find places to stay Feb 23 — Mar 3:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Walls of Avila and Mirador del Valle. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Segovia (Catedral de Segovia & Alcazar de Segovia), Toledo (Catedral Primada, Casco Historico de Toledo, & more) and Avila (Ermita De La Virgen De Sonsoles, Iglesia de San Martin, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and head outdoors with Mirador de Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Madrid, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Segovia, Quesos Elvira Garcia, Plaza Mayor
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 17:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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