47 days in Spain Itinerary

47 days in Spain Itinerary

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47 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  19​h
1
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Seville
— 4 nights
3
Cordoba
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Malaga
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Granada
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Zaragoza
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Barcelona
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Leon
— 1 night
11
Salamanca
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Madrid
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Faro de Maspalomas and Parroquia de San Fernando. Discover out-of-the-way places like Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Mogan. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, admire nature's extreme beauty at Dunas de Maspalomas, catch some excitement at Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Palmitos Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Maspalomas trip itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Maspalomas is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Time (WET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in May, things will get a bit warmer in Maspalomas: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll explore and learn at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Musee Flamenco De Seville. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Historico de Sevilla and Basilica de la Macarena. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Catedral de Cadiz (in Cadiz) and Bodegas Luis Perez (in Jerez De La Frontera). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, contemplate the long history of Casa de Pilatos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrario.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Seville online road trip planner .

You can fly from Maspalomas to Seville in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Maspalomas to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Seville, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Catedral de Cadiz, Bodegas Luis Perez
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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 the 24th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, then take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, make a trip to Roman Bridge, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip maker site .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

5
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Castillo de Gibralfaro and Malaga Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Automobile and Fashion Museum and Alcazaba capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Benalmadena (Parque De La Paloma & Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)), Ronda (Puente Nuevo, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, & more) and La Carihuela (in Torremolinos). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Marbella Old Quarter, tee off at Sunshine Golf, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip builder .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in May: highs in Malaga hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ronda, Benalmadena, La Carihuela, Sunshine Golf, Marbella Old Town
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
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Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica de San Juan de Dios and Cathedral and Royal Chapel. Get some historical perspective at Alhambra and Sinagoga del Agua. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Playa de la Alberquilla) and Jaén Cathedral (in Jaen). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, contemplate the long history of La Madraza, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de los Aljibes, and take an in-depth tour of Archive Saint John of God Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Granada online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in May, Granada is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nerja, Jaén Cathedral, Sinagoga del Agua
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Jaén Cathedral ©
Jaén Cathedral

4
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Serra de Tramuntana and Bellver Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa de Muro and Cap de Formentor. Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Port de Pollenca Beach (in Port de Pollenca), Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia) and Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Santanyi). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palma Aquarium, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, and make a trip to Passeig des Born.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Granada to Palma de Mallorca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Palma de Mallorca are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Alcudia, Playa de Muro, Parc Natural de Mondrago, Cap de Formentor, Serra de Tramuntana
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

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 Castle of Ibiza and Necropolis del Puig des Molins. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dalt Vila and Es Vedra. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, get interesting insight from Walking Ibiza, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Santa Cruz, and stroll through Platja de ses Salines.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kentucky Derby, Playa Cala Salada, Cala Comte
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Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte

1
night
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio de la Aljaferia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zaragoza visit planner .

Getting from Ibiza Town to Zaragoza by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Ibiza Town in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Zaragoza, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
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Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra

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nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get some historical perspective at Vila Vella (Old Town) and Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. When in Barcelona, make a side trip to see Girona Cathedral (Catedral) in Girona, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Barri de Gracia, and explore and take pictures at Camp Nou.

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

Getting from Zaragoza to Barcelona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zaragoza in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

1
night
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Museo Panteon San Isidoro de Leon, then admire the striking features of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Leon day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Leon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, things will get little chillier in Leon: highs are around 27°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:
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La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos

5
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Museo Nacional de Escultura and Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis will appeal to museum buffs. Visit St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) and Ieronimus for their historical value. Explore Salamanca's surroundings by going to Plaza Mayor de Valladolid (in Valladolid) and Zamora (in Zamora). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), steep yourself in history at Universidad de Salamanca, admire the striking features of Casa de las Conchas, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salamanca,Casco Historico.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salamanca day trip app .

Traveling by car from Leon to Salamanca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Leon in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Salamanca: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Valladolid, Zamora
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral de Segovia and Prado National Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Walls of Avila and Alcazar de Segovia. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Catedral Primada, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, & more) and The Four Posts (in Avila). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Sabrina Amrani Gallery, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Plan trip to Madrid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in June since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Segovia
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia

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