32 days in Spain Itinerary

32 days in Spain Itinerary

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32 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Fort Smith
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Alicante
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Ronda
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Seville
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Fort Smith

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planning website .

Fort Smith, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fort Smith to Barcelona. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fort Smith in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 59°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja de ses Salines, pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, and finally examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, head off the coast to Es Vedra, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town tour itinerary maker site .

Fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Ibiza Town are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Kentucky Derby
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins

1
night
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, test your team's savvy at Locus Fugae, and then don't miss a visit to Explanada de Espana.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alicante online tour planner .

Getting from Ibiza Town to Alicante by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Alicante

Museums Fun & Games
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Locus Fugae ©
Locus Fugae
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante ©
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante
Explanada de Espana ©
Explanada de Espana

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.
When in Granada, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Malaga, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, take in the pleasant sights at Cuesta del Rey Chico, have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room, and admire the striking features of Generalife.

Before you visit Granada, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Alicante to Granada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Alicante in December; daily highs in Granada reach 56°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Wine Tours & Tastings
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room

4
nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, admire the local landmark of Fuente del Esparto, and Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip website .

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, join the crowd at Ascari, and take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ronda trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in December, expect Ronda to be somewhat warmer, temps between 61°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Parks Wineries
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

4
nights
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.
Step out of Seville to go to Cordoba and see Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville online itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Salamanca is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), steep yourself in history at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Salamanca day trip app .

Getting from Seville to Salamanca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in December, things will get a bit cooler in Salamanca: highs are around 50°F and lows about 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planning app .

Getting from Salamanca to Madrid by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in December, Madrid is a bit warmer at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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