30 days in Spain Itinerary

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Fly to Barcelona International Airport, Drive to Platja d'Aro
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Platja d'Aro
— 3 nights
Drive
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marbella
— 1 night
Drive
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Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bilbao
— 2 nights
Fly

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Platja d'Aro — 3 nights

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vila Vella (Old Town) and Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI. Change things up with these side-trips from Platja d'Aro: Far de Sant Sebastia (in Llafranc) and Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya (in Tossa de Mar).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Platja d'Aro tour builder tool.

Washington, USA to Platja d'Aro is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Barcelona.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Barcelona — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Platja d'Aro to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Platja d'Aro in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ibiza Town.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Ibiza Town, Ibiza — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at Massage Beach Ibiza, and then kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Madina Yabisa Interpretation Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, and then examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ibiza Town itinerary planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Seville.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Seville — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seville trip app.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ibiza Town in July: highs in Seville hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.
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Ronda — 4 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 a sense of the local culture at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and Museo Lara. There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with Pangea Active Nature, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and admire the striking features of Casa Del Rey Moro.

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

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Ronda sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marbella.
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Marbella — 1 night

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take an exotic tour of Born to be Wild.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marbella route planning website.

Drive from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ronda in August: highs in Marbella hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nerja.
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Nerja — 4 nights

Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Punta Lara and Church of El Salvador. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, stroll through Burriana Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Torrecilla.

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Traveling by car from Marbella to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.
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Granada — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then admire the striking features of Patio de los Leones. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Albayzin and then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Granada trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Granada are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). The adventure continues: stroll around Parque del Retiro, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Estacion de Atocha, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid travel site.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bilbao.
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Bilbao — 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 19th (Thu), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and then experience the excitement of La Ribera Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Bilbao takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Bilbao are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

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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