26 days in Spain Itinerary

26 days in Spain Itinerary

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1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
2
Zaragoza
— 1 night
3
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 3 nights
4
Granada
— 4 nights
5
Cordoba
— 2 nights
6
Seville
— 3 nights
7
Salamanca
— 3 nights
8
Madrid
— 4 nights

4
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 cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Dali Theatre-Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and It Reminds Me Of Something. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Anfiteatro de Tarragona in Tarragona, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Santa Lucia, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planning site.

Medford, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Medford to Barcelona, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medford in September, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Dali Theatre-Museum
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and then steep yourself in history at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zaragoza trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Zaragoza by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zaragoza when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Zaragoza

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

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nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa de Alcudia and Palma Aquarium. Castell de Bellver and Catedral de Mallorca will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Palma de Mallorca with a short trip to Playa de Muro in Playa de Muro, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Tramuntana and make a trip to Passeig des Born.

Discover how to plan a Palma de Mallorca trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Zaragoza to Palma de Mallorca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Muro, Serra de Tramuntana, Playa de Alcudia
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

4
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.
Alhambra and Castillo de Gibralfaro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Malaga Cathedral and Albayzin. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Marbella Old Town (in Marbella), Malaga (Teatro Romano & Automobile and Fashion Museum) and La Carihuela (in Torremolinos). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de los Aljibes, and steep yourself in history at Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Granada trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Granada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Palma de Mallorca in September since evenings lows in Granada dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Malaga, Marbella Old Town, Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, La Carihuela
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia). Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana and then don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de España and Basilica de la Macarena. Royal Alcázar of Seville and Casa de Pilatos will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, make a trip to Torre del Oro, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can 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

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nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Walls of Avila and Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salamanca: Avila (The Four Posts & Cathedral of Avila) and Plaza Mayor de Valladolid (in Valladolid). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), make a trip to Plaza Mayor, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de la Sta. Vera Cruz, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Salamanca day trip planner.

Drive from Seville to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October, Salamanca is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 71°F and lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Avila, Plaza Mayor de Valladolid
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Alcazar of Segovia and Plaza Mayor will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral de Segovia in Segovia, approximately Segovia away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip maker tool.

You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Madrid, with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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