53 days in Spain Itinerary

53 days in Spain Itinerary

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53 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Madrid
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Salamanca
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Bilbao
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Seville
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Ronda
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Malaga
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Granada
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Barcelona
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

7
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional del Prado and Royal Palace of Madrid. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial) and Segovia Aqueduct (in Segovia). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, admire all the interesting features of Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, and explore the world behind art at Museum Sorolla.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid vacation trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in September, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Acueduct of Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

5
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
You'll explore and learn at Casa Lis and General Archive of the Spanish Civil War. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Salamanca, Casco Historico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, get outside with Bikecicletas Salamanca, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Salamanca holiday planner.

Drive from Madrid to Salamanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in September, Salamanca is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca

5
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia

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.
Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, kick back and relax at Ondarreta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach, and get outside with Penas de Aia.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Salamanca in September, you will find days in San Sebastian - Donostia are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Tours
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
San Telmo Museoa ©
San Telmo Museoa
Wine Tours & Tastings

6
nights
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Let the collections at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Museo Diocesano De Arte Sacro capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao, stroll through Dona Casilda Park, and kick back and relax at Playa de Azkorri.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bilbao holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Tours Parks
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

6
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.
Royal Alcázar of Seville and Seville Museum of Fine Arts will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, make a trip to Metropol Parasol, get outside with Rent a Bike Sevilla, and get in on the family fun at Parque Isla Magica.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seville sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bilbao to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla ©
Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla
Hospital de los Venerables ©
Hospital de los Venerables

5
nights
Ronda

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
You'll explore and learn at Grabados Somera and Museo del Bandolero-Ronda. Dedicate the 7th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at El Tajo, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, make a trip to Alameda Del Tajo, and do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ronda are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Wineries Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Museo Peinado ©
Museo Peinado
Museo Lara ©
Museo Lara

5
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Nerja (Balcon de Europa, Church of El Salvador, & more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Alcazaba, explore the activities along Río Chíllar, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and tour the water at your own pace with Borrasca Experience.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Malaga trip generator.

Drive from Ronda to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nerja, Benalmadena
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Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) and Capilla De San Juan De Dios. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, steep yourself in history at Generalife, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and head outdoors with Cooltra Motos.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip builder.

Getting from Malaga to Granada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in October, Granada is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Casa Museo Max Moreau ©
Casa Museo Max Moreau
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Casa Batlló and Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC. Dedicate the 25th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at El Cafè de la Pedrera, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, and admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Tours Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©

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