53 days in Spain Itinerary

53 days in Spain Itinerary

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53 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  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, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip site .

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. When traveling from Toronto in December, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
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. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Granada vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Outdoors Childrens Museums
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

4
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Nerja (Papagayo Beach, Balcon de Europa, & more). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga route app .

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, Malaga is somewhat warmer than Granada - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nerja
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
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, museums, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, experience rural life at Reservatauro Ronda, take a stroll through Old City, and make a trip to Paseo de Blas Infante.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda road trip website .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
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SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de 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 parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, make a trip to Metropol Parasol, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Seville road trip planning website .

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Seville are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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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, childrens museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), engage your brain at City of the Arts and Sciences, get a sense of history and politics at Plaza Ayuntamiento, and meet the residents at Oceanografic Valencia.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Valencia, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, admire the landmark architecture of Monasterio de San Martin Pinario, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria la Real del Sar.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Santiago de Compostela online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Santiago de Compostela takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in January, plan for slightly colder days in Santiago de Compostela, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Parque de la Alameda ©
Parque de la Alameda
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©

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, nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, admire all the interesting features of Deusto University, stop by Lupita, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dona Casilda Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bilbao trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. January in Bilbao sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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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, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, enjoy the sand and surf at Zurriola Beach, and meet the residents at Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car 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, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Salamanca,Casco Historico, take in the views from Puente Romano, contemplate the long history of Convento de las Duenas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Salamanca online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Salamanca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in January, expect Salamanca to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 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, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip website .

You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time 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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