22 days in Spain Itinerary

22 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cordoba
— 1 night
2
Malaga
— 2 nights
3
Granada
— 2 nights
4
Seville
— 3 nights
5
Salamanca
— 3 nights
6
Burgos
— 2 nights
7
Barcelona
— 3 nights
8
Zaragoza
— 1 night
9
Madrid
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), thentake in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip maker tool.

Phoenix, USA to Cordoba is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: high temperatures in Cordoba hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
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 3rd (Sun): stroll around Parque De La Paloma, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, thendelve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, and finally steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Encarnacion, and finally take a stroll through Marbella Old Town.

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You can take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in May, expect nights in Malaga to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Marbella Old Town, Balcony of Europe, Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Encarnacion, Parque De La Paloma
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
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Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, thensteep yourself in history at Royal Chapel of Granada, thenget to know the fascinating history of Plaza de los Aljibes, and finally explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, contemplate the long history of Generalife, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

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You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Granada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Barrio Santa Cruz and Basilica de la Macarena. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Centro Historico de Sevilla, deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and admire the striking features of Torre del Oro.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seville vacation site.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

3
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Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Walls of Avila and New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva). Museo Nacional de Escultura and Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Salamanca: Plaza Mayor de Valladolid (in Valladolid) and Avila (The Four Posts, Cathedral of Avila, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban).

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salamanca route app.

You can drive from Seville to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in May, things will get a bit cooler in Salamanca: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Burgos.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avila, Valladolid
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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Burgos

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Burgos, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Evolucion Humana, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de las Huelgas, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Cartuja de Miraflores. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Palencia, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Burgos trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Burgos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Salamanca, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Burgos, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo, Catedral de Palencia, Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Monasterio de las Huelgas ©
Monasterio de las Huelgas

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nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Carrer de Montcada. Dali Theatre-Museum and Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares) will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and stop by El Barri Gòtic.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online holiday planner.

Fly from Burgos to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Burgos in May; daily highs in Barcelona reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dali Theatre-Museum
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona 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 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, thensteep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, thenadmire the striking features of Palacio de la Aljaferia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zaragoza trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Zaragoza by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Zaragoza sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
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Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra

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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 Prado National Museum and Museo Sorolla. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcazar of Segovia and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Madrid in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alcazar of Segovia
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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