37 days in Spain & London Itinerary

37 days in Spain & London Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Salamanca, Spain
— 12 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 7 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights

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London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In September in London, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain — 3 nights

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): wander the streets of Casco Viejo, explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Diputacion. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Begona, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santiago, and then examine the collection at Museo de la Paz de Guernica.

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

Traveling by flight from London to Bilbao takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bilbao. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Bilbao: highs are around 78°F and lows about 58°F. You'll set off for San Sebastian - Donostia on the 11th (Sun).
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Albaola, The Sea Factory of the Basques and Chillida Leku. St. Mary Gate and Calle 31 de Agosto are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from San Sebastian - Donostia with a short trip to Playa de Hondarribia in Hondarribia, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Calle San Pedro, snap pictures at Zurriolako zubia, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Vicente.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia planner.

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.
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Bilbao, Spain

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bilbao trip planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Madrid on the 14th (Wed).
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Madrid sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Salamanca.
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Salamanca, Spain — 12 nights

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Get some historical perspective at Las Murallas de Avila and Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis and Museo del Vino Pagos del Rey. Explore Salamanca's surroundings by going to Siega Verde Archaeological Site (in Serranillo), Iglesia de la Anunciacion y Sepulcro de Sta Teresa (in Alba de Tormes) and Avila (Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas, Casco Historico de Avila, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Monterrey, admire the landmark architecture of Escuelas Menores, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Sancti Spiritu.

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Getting from Madrid to Salamanca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Salamanca when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, then steep yourself in history at Iglesia de la Magdalena, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Jose, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then see the interesting displays at Las Duenas Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip planning app.

Drive from Salamanca to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in September since evenings lows in Seville dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

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 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Granada Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abadia del Sacromonte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Max Moreau, and finally examine the collection at Palacio de los Olvidados.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Granada road trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seville in September since evenings lows in Granada dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 1 night

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 30th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Merced, then admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then explore the world behind art at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba travel planner.

Traveling by train from Granada to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Granada, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 7 nights

Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial) and Toledo (San Martin Bridge, Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, &more). See even more of Madrid: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and take an in-depth tour of Naval Museum.

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You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in October: highs in Madrid hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 6 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Las Ramblas. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt in Santa Coloma de Cervello, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Casa Vicens, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, take a stroll through El Born, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour builder app.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Barcelona.
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Spain travel guide

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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.
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