20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Valencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Zaragoza
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Malaga
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
8
Cordoba
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
9
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Krakow

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visiting Fenals Beach and Lloret Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Castillo de Tossa de Mar. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, contemplate the long history of Casa Batlló, don't miss a visit to Park Güell, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary maker.

Krakow, Poland to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

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Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 9th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, take in the natural beauty of Do! Valencia Hot Spring Day Tours, and then Head underground at Coves de Sant Josep. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Antiguo Cauce del Rio Turia, then savor the flavors at Mercado Colon, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at City of the Arts and Sciences.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Valencia vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Valencia, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Coves de Sant Josep
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Coves de Sant Josep ©
Coves de Sant Josep
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Emoz, then explore the activities along El Ebro, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acuario de Zaragoza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo del Fuego y de los Bomberos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Parroquial de San Pablo, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de la Aljaferia, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then make a trip to Plaza del Pilar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ascensor del Pilar.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zaragoza itinerary planner.

You can drive from Valencia to Zaragoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia
Church of San Pablo ©
Church of San Pablo

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 13th (Sat), admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of Templo de Debod, then take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and then examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madrid vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Madrid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga de Santa María La Blanca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, and finally get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Convento De Santo Domingo El Antiguo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Roman Church, admire the masterpieces at Iglesia de Santo Tomé, then examine the collection at Museo del Greco, then admire the masterpieces at Hospital Tavera, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Toledo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Toledo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then engage your brain at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), then admire the striking features of Generalife, and finally explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Las Alpujarras, explore the stunning scenery at Los Cahorros, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Jerónimo de Granada.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Granada vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Granada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Granada are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Nevada National Park
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa La Carihuela, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Bajondillo, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Malagueta, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Burriana.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Malaga trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Granada to Malaga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Malaga, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Burriana Beach
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Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museo Julio Romero De Torres, take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Almodovar del Rio. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Aquasierra.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cordoba travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Malaga to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in May, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aquasierra, Castillo de Almodovar
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Aquasierra ©
Aquasierra
Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Museo de Julio Romero de Torres ©
Museo de Julio Romero de Torres

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Donana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Espana.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seville holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Seville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Donana, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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