53 days in Spain Itinerary

53 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
1
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Granada
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Nerja
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Ronda
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Seville
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Salamanca
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Madrid
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Alicante
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Barcelona
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

4
nights
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ©
As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Palmas de Gran Canaria side-trips: Casa del Queso (in Guia), Artenara (Iglesia de San Matias & Mirador de Unamuno) and Faro de Arinaga (in Arinaga). There's much more to do: get your game on at Experiencias Virtuales, steep yourself in history at Vegueta, explore the striking landscape at Roque Bentayga, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria driving holiday planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Artenara, Gran Canaria, Telde, Mirador los Pozos de las Nieves, Roque Bentayga
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Experiencias Virtuales ©
Experiencias Virtuales
Roque Bentayga ©
Roque Bentayga

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Benalmadena (Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village) & Prison Island) and Malaga (Mercado Central de Atarazanas, Tabacalera Building, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Alhambra, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, and have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Granada holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Granada takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Granada. Traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in December, you will find days in Granada are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are cooler (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Malaga, Benalmadena
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

5
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruta del Sol y del Vino (in Sayalonga) and Ruta de la Pasa (in Comares). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, and stroll through Capistrano Playa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nerja trip itinerary app.

Getting from Granada to Nerja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Nerja, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sayalonga, Ruta de la Pasa
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja ©
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja

6
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, don't miss a visit to Ronda, and get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ronda journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nerja in December; daily highs in Ronda reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Parks Wineries
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

6
nights
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps and other tourist information, read Seville tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Salamanca is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Filmoteca de Castilla y Leon, and admire the striking features of Palacio de Anaya.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salamanca travel planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Salamanca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in December, with highs in Salamanca at 11°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

6
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia, Acueduct of Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Convento de Santa Ursula, Catedral Primada, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Fox In A Box Madrid, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Madrid are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Alicante.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo
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Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

4
nights
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alicante: Misteri D'Elx (in Elche) and Benidorm (Paintball Benidorm, Mundomar, &more). There's much more to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Locus Fugae, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Juan, and make a trip to Explanada de Espana.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alicante online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Alicante takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in January, with highs in Alicante at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Benidorm, Elche
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Misteri D'Elx ©
Misteri D'Elx
Locus Fugae ©
Locus Fugae
Explanada de Espana ©
Explanada de Espana

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Alicante to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Alicante in January, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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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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.
Step out of Ibiza Town with an excursion to Sa Cova Winery in Sant Antoni de Portmany--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, don't miss a visit to Casa museo Broner, take a stroll through Dalt Vila, and learn about winemaking at Can Maymo.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ibiza, Sa Talaia, Kentucky Derby, Sa Cova Winery
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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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