30 days in Spain Itinerary

30 days in Spain Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Gran Canaria Airport, Drive to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
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Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Malaga
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seville
— 4 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 1 night
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Madrid
— 5 nights
Fly
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Barcelona
— 5 nights
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

— 4 nights

City of Palms

As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vegueta and Bodega San Juan - Museo del Vino. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Buceo Agaete (in Agaete), Museo Etnografico Casas Cuevas (in Artenara) and Casa del Queso (in Guia). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia, explore the world behind art at Casa-Museo Antonio Padron, take an in-depth tour of Casa de Colon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia de San Bernardo.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, things will get warmer in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: highs are around 69°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Granada.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

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 11th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Chapel of Granada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Sacromonte, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada day trip app.

Fly from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in January, you will find days in Granada are little chillier (54°F), and nights are cooler (36°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Malaga

— 4 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo de Malaga and Alcazaba. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Marbella (Ermita del Santo Cristo & Experience Box Spain) and Nerja (Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, Museo de Nerja, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Cristo de la Salud Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Victoria.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Granada in January: high temperatures in Malaga hover around 64°F and lows are around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Puerta de Almocabar and Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, and take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Ronda journey planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Malaga in January since evenings lows in Ronda dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

Seville

— 4 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.
Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seville day trip planner.

Getting from Ronda to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Seville are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

Cordoba

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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 25th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Sala el Potro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip planner.

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Cordoba sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

Madrid

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Museo del Greco, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madrid online journey builder.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:

Barcelona

— 5 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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 58°F and lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.