43 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Spain Itinerary

43 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Spain Itinerary

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43 days in Ho Chi Minh City & Spain Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Begur, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Maspalomas, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Nerja, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
10
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
On the 16th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Vietnam Silver House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, and then get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ho Chi Minh City vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Vietnam, the closest major airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums Shopping
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
Vietnam Silver House ©
Vietnam Silver House

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Platja de Canyelles. For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or MACBA- Museo de Arte Moderno de Barcelona. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Platja de Blanes in Blanes--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, get a taste of the local shopping with Passeig de Gracia, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Barcelona in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central European Time is minus 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in June; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Begur.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Platja de Canyelles, Platja de Blanes
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Begur, Spain

Begur ©
Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). You'll get in some beach time at Aigua Xelida and L'illa Roja. Get outdoors at La playa de Tamariu and Platja Port Bo. Explore Begur's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Pere Pescador), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Playa Cala Rovira (in Platja d'Aro). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Sa Riera, kick back and relax at Platja Fonda, and visit a coastal fixture at Cabo de Sant Sebastia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Begur trip itinerary website .

Getting from Barcelona to Begur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Begur, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Begur

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tamariu, Palafrugell, Far de Sant Sebastia, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Playa Cala Rovira
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L'illa Roja ©
L'illa Roja
La playa de Tamariu ©
La playa de Tamariu
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

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.
Visiting La Concha Beach and Zurriola Beach will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado de las Especias and Garrarte Dulces Artesanos. Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll through Ondarreta Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Urgull, and expand your understanding of the military at Castillo de la Mota.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary site .

Drive from Begur to San Sebastian - Donostia in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Begur in June, expect nights in San Sebastian - Donostia to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mercado de las Especias
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Diseno Propio. Artesania.. Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia Aqueduct (in Segovia) and Toledo (Catedral Primada & Mariano Zamorano Swords). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Retiro Park, take a stroll through Gran Via, buy something for everyone on your list at ABC Serrano, and admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Madrid by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Acueduct of Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Visit Playa de Amadores and Las Canteras Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de Mogan and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Maspalomas side-trips: Area Recreativa de La Laguna (in Valleseco) and Playa del Risco Y Puerto De Agaete (in Agaete). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Aldea, stop by The Mint Company, and stroll through Playa de la Caleta.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Maspalomas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for little chillier days in Maspalomas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Amadores, Las Canteras Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, The Mint Company, Playa de la Caleta
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach

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Granada, Spain

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.
Shop till you drop at Reez and Milenium Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Alhambra and Generalife. Step out of Granada to go to Malaga and see Montes de Malaga Natural Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a stroll through Albayzin, and examine the collection at Palacio de Alcazar Genil.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Granada road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Granada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Granada due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maspalomas in July: highs in Granada hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Montes de Malaga Natural Park
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Step out of the city life by going to Playa de la Alberquilla and Playa del Molino de Papel. Head to Torrox Costa Promenade and Nerja Marketfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Salon, enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and explore the activities along Río Chíllar.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nerja trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Torrox Costa Promenade
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get outdoors at El Tajo de Ronda and Riding Fun In The Sun. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Scott Simpson Fine Art and Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ronda: El Hacho (in Gaucin) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Estepona). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Gato, see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Padre Jesus.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Ronda, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Riding Fun In The Sun, El Hacho
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Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

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Seville, Spain

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 Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz. Head to Un Gato en Bicicleta and Delimbofor plenty of shopping. When in Seville, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional de Donana in Huelva, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, head outdoors with Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seville holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Eulalia del Rio.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Donana
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain

Santa Eulalia del Rio ©
Get outdoors at Platja de ses Salines and Ibiza Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Castle of Ibiza and Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Eulalia del Rio road trip planning website .

You can fly from Seville to Santa Eulalia del Rio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Seville in July, expect nights in Santa Eulalia del Rio to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Eulalia del Rio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ibiza Town, Portinatx, San Carlos, Cala S'Illot des Rencli, Playa Cala Llonga
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins

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