30 days in Spain Itinerary

30 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid
— 3 nights
2
Bilbao
— 3 nights
3
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
4
Barcelona
— 5 nights
5
Formentera
— 3 nights
6
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 3 nights
7
Seville
— 2 nights
8
Ronda
— 3 nights
9
Granada
— 3 nights

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visiting Picnic Madrid and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, trot along with Horse Riding Madrid, and get outside with Parque de la Bombilla.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. October in Madrid sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Balloon Rides, Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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Bilbao

Bilbao ©
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 will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Primera de El Sardinero and Playa Verde. Change things up with these side-trips from Bilbao: Playa de Langre (in Langre) and Cueva Covalanas (in Ramales de la Victoria). It doesn't end there: stop by Casco Viejo and stroll through Playa de Azkorri.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bilbao trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Bilbao in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Langre, Playa Primera de El Sardinero, Cueva Covalanas
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Playa Primera de El Sardinero ©
Playa Primera de El Sardinero
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Playa de Langre ©
Playa de Langre

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San Sebastian - Donostia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Parte Vieja and Castillo de la Mota. Get outdoors at La Concha Beach and Ondarreta Beach. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get your game on at Let's get Basque!, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, and take some stellar pictures from Monte Urgull.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

Drive from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Parte Vieja ©
Parte Vieja

5
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Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de La Barceloneta and Nova Mar Bella Beach. Get in touch with nature at Sailing Experience Barcelona and Montgat Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Barcelona, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montgat Beach
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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Formentera

Formentera ©
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 Playa de Llevant. Take a break from the city and head to Calo Des Mort and Platja de Migjorn. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Ses Platgetes, take some stellar pictures from Cap de Barbaria, and stroll through Cala Saona.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Formentera sightseeing planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Formentera in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October in Formentera, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Formentera

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa de Ses Illetes ©
Playa de Ses Illetes
Playa Ses Platgetes ©
Playa Ses Platgetes
Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant

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Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Escape the urban bustle at Castell de Eivissa and Platja de ses Salines. Get some cultural insight at Ibiza Cathedral and Puig de Missa. Step out of Ibiza Town with an excursion to Cala Bassa in Sant Antoni de Portmany--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte, tour the water at your own pace with Ibiza Boat Hire, have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby, and kick back and relax at Playa Cala Salada.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Ibiza Town day trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Formentera to Ibiza Town in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Santa Eulalia del Rio, Cala Comte
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Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines

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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 some historical perspective at Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Plaza del Triunfo. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, admire the landmark architecture of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and make a trip to Torre del Oro.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daytime highs in Seville are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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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Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old City and Dona Felisa Winery. Step out of the city life by going to El Tajo de Ronda and SierrAventura Ronda. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Reservatauro Ronda, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Toros de Ronda, wander the streets of La Ciudad, and take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ronda road trip tool.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, thensee the interesting displays at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and finally take a stroll through Albayzin. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Granada can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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