30 days in Spain Itinerary

30 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain planner

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Fly
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Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bilbao
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly to Ibiza, Ferry to Formentera
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Formentera
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 3 nights
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Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, and explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid online trip builder.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Bilbao

— 3 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de Langre and Playa Primera de El Sardinero. Step out of Bilbao with an excursion to Cueva Covalanas in Ramales de la Victoria--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, kick back and relax at Playa de Azkorri, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Verde.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bilbao trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Bilbao takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bilbao are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

San Sebastian - Donostia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Concha Beach and Ondarreta Beach. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Zurriola Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota, and have some family-friendly fun at Let's get Basque!.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in San Sebastian - Donostia sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Barcelona

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic for their historical value. Parc Guell and Las Ramblas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:

Formentera

— 3 nights
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa de Ses Illetes and Platja Ses Platgetes. Escape the urban bustle at Calo Des Mort and Platja de Migjorn. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja de Llevant, kick back and relax at Cala Saona, get great views at Torre de sa Punta Prima, and enjoy the sea views from Cap de Barbaria.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Formentera visit planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Barcelona to Formentera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. September in Formentera sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Formentera

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Ibiza Town, Ibiza

— 3 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castell de Eivissa and Ibiza Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Platja de ses Salines and Ibiza Boat Hire. Step out of Ibiza Town to go to Sant Antoni de Portmany and see Cala Bassa, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Cala Comte, pause for some serene contemplation at Puig de Missa, kick back and relax at Playa Cala Salada, and have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town trip planner.

Getting from Formentera to Ibiza Town by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. September in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Seville

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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.
Visit Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Capilla de los Marineros. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, steep yourself in history at Casa de Pilatos, and walk around Parque de Maria Luisa.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ibiza Town in September since evenings lows in Seville dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Ronda

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get outdoors at El Tajo de Ronda and Reservatauro Ronda. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dona Felisa Winery and Palacio de Mondragon. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old City, shake up your sightseeing with SierrAventura Ronda, visit La Ciudad, and snap pictures at Puente Nuevo.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ronda online tour planner.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Ronda, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

Granada

— 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

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 2nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, steep yourself in history at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, then Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Granada attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.