53 days in Spain Itinerary

53 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Granada
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Malaga
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Ronda
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Seville
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Valencia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Santiago de Compostela
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Bilbao
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Salamanca
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Madrid
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and stop by El Barri Gòtic.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in December, you will find days in Barcelona are warmer (17°C), and nights are a bit warmer (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Spend a day outdoors on the 19th (Wed) with Sierra & Sol. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de San Miguel, visit Albayzin, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Nicolas.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Granada route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Granada, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

4
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Nerja (Papagayo Beach, Balcony of Europe, &more). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Alcazaba, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Malaga trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, Malaga is a bit warmer than Granada - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nerja
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva 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: take in the views from Puente Nuevo, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, and do a tasting at Descalzos Viejos S.L..

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda day trip tool.

Getting from Malaga to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Ronda are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

5
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: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, explore the galleries of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seville route builder website.

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Seville, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia, don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete, and meet the residents at Oceanografic Valencia.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Valencia tour app.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia

4
nights
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Santiago de Compostela is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, walk around Parque de la Alameda, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela visit planner.

Fly from Valencia to Santiago de Compostela in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. While traveling from Valencia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santiago de Compostela, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Parque de la Alameda ©
Parque de la Alameda
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Monasterio de San Martin Pinario ©
Monasterio de San Martin Pinario

5
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Bilbao is known for museums, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, walk around Dona Casilda Park, and stop by Lupita.

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

Fly from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In January in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Room Escape Games
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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.
San Sebastian - Donostia is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take a stroll through Parte Vieja.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia road trip tool.

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. January in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

5
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: steep yourself in history at Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, and admire the striking features of Convento Las Claras.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salamanca tour planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Salamanca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in January, with highs in Salamanca at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

Plan my day in Madrid using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Madrid sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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