46 days in Spain Itinerary

46 days in Spain Itinerary

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46 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Bilbao
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h 30​min
5
Morro del Jable, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  5​h 45​min
7
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Ronda
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
9
Seville
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Valencia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Madrid
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Head to Passeig de Gracia and CaixaForumfor plenty of shopping. You'll get in some beach time at La Barceloneta and Bogatell Beach. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, stroll through Park Guell, and take in the exciting artwork at La Basilica Galeria.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning website .

New Delhi, India to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Barcelona, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

4
nights
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.
Relax by the water at La Concha Beach and Basque Coast Geopark. Get outdoors at Zurriola Beach and Monte Ulia. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ondarreta Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, stop by auka, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
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.
Head to Lupita and La Benditafor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de Langre and Playa de Azkorri. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Plentzia, make a trip to San Anton Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sopelana Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Turroneria Ivanez.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bilbao journey planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Bilbao

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sopelana Beach, Playa de Langre
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Playa de Langre ©
Playa de Langre
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Playa de Plentzia ©
Playa de Plentzia

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.
On the 30th (Sun), kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Las Canteras and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Maspalomas.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maspalomas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bilbao to Maspalomas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bilbao to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bilbao in December: high temperatures in Maspalomas hover around 26°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Morro del Jable.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Morro del Jable, Fuerteventura

Morro del Jable ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Sotavento and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Cofete. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monumento Natural de Ajuy and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sotavento Beach.

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Getting from Maspalomas to Morro del Jable by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Morro del Jable sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Morro del Jable

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cuevas de Ajuy, Sotavento Beach, Playa de Sotavento
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Playa de Cofete ©
Playa de Cofete
Sotavento Beach ©
Sotavento Beach
Playa de Sotavento ©
Playa de Sotavento

3
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Relax by the water at Surf Spot Famara and Playa Flamingo. Take a break from the city and head to Timanfaya National Park and Playa Chica. Explore Puerto Del Carmen's surroundings by going to Playa Blanca Beach (in Playa Blanca) and Las Salinas (in Teguise). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa del papagayo, kick back and relax at Playa Grande, explore the fascinating underground world of Los Hervideros, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Morro del Jable to Puerto Del Carmen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Puerto Del Carmen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Timanfaya Nationalpark, Las Salinas
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Timanfaya Nationalpark ©
Timanfaya Nationalpark
Scuba & Snorkeling
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara

4
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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burriana Beach and Playa El Salon. Popular historic sites such as Alhambra and Generalife are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Mirador de San Nicolas (in Granada) and Playa La Carihuela (in Torremolinos). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Torrecilla, savor the flavors at Moin Moin Nerja / Deutsche Backerei, and explore the ancient world of El Puente del Águila.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja travel planning app .

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Nerja by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in January: highs in Nerja hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Granada, Playa La Carihuela
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

5
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Take a break from the city and head to El Tajo de Ronda and Reservatauro Ronda. Shop till you drop at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto and ArtesamArt. And it doesn't end there: stop by La Tienda de Trinidad, take a memorable tour with La Ciudad, take in breathtaking views at SierrAventura Ronda, and do a tasting at Descalzos Viejos S.L..

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ronda trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nerja in January: highs in Ronda hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Wineries Outdoors
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
Museo Peinado ©
Museo Peinado

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.
For shopping fun, head to Sangrespanola or Un Gato en Bicicleta. Get some cultural insight at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Plaza de Espana. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, look for gifts at Tomamojama, and get outside with Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seville online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Shopping Historic Sites Tours
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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 21st (Mon), admire the striking features of Central Market (Mercado Central), then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then pick up some local products at Mercado Colon, and finally get curious at City of the Arts and Sciences. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Parque Natural de la Albufera and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Gandia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Valencia day trip planning app .

You can fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Childrens Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

8
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get in touch with nature at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Centro Comercial Madrid Xanadú. You'll explore and learn at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Catedral Primada & Jacinta & Maria Chocolates). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), stop by El Brabantino, and wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid vacation planning website .

You can take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Valencia in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for 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
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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