20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
2
Valencia
— 2 nights
3
Zaragoza
— 2 nights
4
Madrid
— 3 nights
5
Toledo
— 2 nights
6
Granada
— 2 nights
7
Malaga
— 2 nights
8
Cordoba
— 2 nights
9
Seville
— 2 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vila Vella (Old Town) and Barcelona Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Fenals Beach and Lloret Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and visit El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona route planner.

Krakow, Poland to Barcelona is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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, thencapture your vacation like a pro with Go Valencia Tours, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Coves de Sant Josep. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia, thenshop like a local with Mercado Colon, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Valencia itinerary planner.

Drive from Barcelona to Valencia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: highs in Valencia hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. 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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Go Valencia Tours ©
Go Valencia Tours
Coves de Sant Josep ©
Coves de Sant Josep
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Emoz, thencontemplate the waterfront views at El Ebro, and then meet the residents at Acuario de Zaragoza. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo del Fuego y de los Bomberos, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pablo, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de la Aljaferia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, thenmake a trip to Plaza del Pilar, and finally appreciate the history behind Torre Del Pilar.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza trip builder website.

You can drive from Valencia to Zaragoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Zaragoza sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Zaragoza

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

3
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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Plaza Mayor, thenexplore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, thenwalk around Parque del Retiro, and finally explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid journey planner.

Getting from Zaragoza to Madrid by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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

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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, thentake an in-depth tour of Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo de Santa Cruz. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Convento De Santo Domingo El Antiguo, pause for some serene contemplation at San Roman Church, explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé, thensee the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, thenadmire the masterpieces at Hospital de Tavera, and finally make a trip to Mirador del Valle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Toledo trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Toledo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car 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
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, see the sky in a new way at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), thenadmire the natural beauty at Generalife, and finally explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Las Alpujarras and then appreciate the views at Los Cahorros.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Granada road trip tool.

You can drive from Toledo to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. May in Granada sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Bajondillo, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Malagueta, and then kick back and relax at Burriana Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Malaga day trip planning tool.

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Granada in May since evenings lows in Malaga dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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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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 de Julio Romero de Torres, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Almodovar. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Aquasierra.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Malaga, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aquasierra, Castillo de Almodovar
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Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Aquasierra ©
Aquasierra
Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba ©
Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, thendelve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, thensteep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Seville online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in May: highs in Seville hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica

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