33 days in Spain Itinerary

33 days in Spain Itinerary

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33 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Valencia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Seville
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Granada
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Bilbao
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London

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.
For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or Vom FASS Barcelona. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, get into the urban bustle at CaixaForum, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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London, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Barcelona. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Eulalia del Rio.

Things to do in Barcelona

Shopping Tours Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria
CaixaForum ©
CaixaForum

1
night
Santa Eulalia del Rio, Ibiza

Santa Eulalia del Rio ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Platja de ses Salines, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Ibiza, then stop by Las Dalias Hippy Market, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kentucky Derby.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Eulalia del Rio vacation builder app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Santa Eulalia del Rio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Santa Eulalia del Rio sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Santa Eulalia del Rio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ibiza Town, Mercadillo Las Dalias
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Mercadillo Las Dalias ©
Mercadillo Las Dalias
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

1
night
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at City of the Arts and Sciences, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, then look for gifts at La Petite Planethe, and finally shop like a local with Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Valencia trip planner .

You can fly from Santa Eulalia del Rio to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or ride a ferry. July in Valencia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
La Petite Planethe ©
La Petite Planethe

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Simply Rickshaw. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Mariano Zamorano Swords, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid, and take a stroll through Gran Via.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip maker app .

You can take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
ABC Serrano ©
ABC Serrano

4
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.
Do your shopping at La Oleoteca de Sevilla. Olive Oil Tasting and Un Gato en Bicicleta. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and find something for the whole family at Isla Magica.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville online attractions planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
La Oleoteca de Sevilla ©
La Oleoteca de Sevilla
Mercado de Triana ©
Mercado de Triana

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Head to La Tienda de Trinidad and Scott Simpson Fine Artfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Ronda to go to Casares and see Riding Fun In The Sun, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, don't miss a visit to Ronda, and take a stroll through Old City.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ronda are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Riding Fun In The Sun
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Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
La Tienda de Trinidad ©
La Tienda de Trinidad
Scott Simpson Fine Art ©
Scott Simpson Fine Art

3
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: stop by Torrox Costa Promenade, kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, and don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nerja trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Nerja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Torrox Costa Promenade
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Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa

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.
Head to Lolita's Closet and Centro Cultural La Termicafor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Malaga (Art Gallery Gravura, Mercado Central de Atarazanas, & more), Prison Island (in Benalmadena) and Calle San Miguel (in Torremolinos). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, buy something for everyone on your list at Nevada Shopping Centre, take a stroll around Ayuntamiento de Granada, and admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Granada sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Granada, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Malaga, Calle San Miguel, Prison Island
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mercado Central de Atarazanas ©
Mercado Central de Atarazanas
Gravura Taller de Grabado ©
Gravura Taller de Grabado

3
nights
Bilbao

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Do your shopping at Mercado de las Especias and Galeria de Arte Artebi. Supermercado de Arte.. There's much more to do: stop by Lupita, catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and stroll through Playa de Azkorri.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip planner .

Getting from Granada to Bilbao by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Granada, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bilbao, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Shopping Parks
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Walking tours
Lupita ©
Lupita
Mercado de las Especias ©
Mercado de las Especias

3
nights
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.
Head to Koloreka and Mercado de San Martinfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Mota, enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, and make a trip to Plaza de Guipuzkoa.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia itinerary website .

Getting from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Food Tours
Koloreka ©
Koloreka
Mercado de San Martin ©
Mercado de San Martin

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