30 days in Spain Itinerary

30 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Granada
— 4 nights
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Malaga
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Seville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Madrid
— 6 nights
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Barcelona

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 of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, make a trip to Palau Guell, and admire the masterpieces at Joan Miro Foundation.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip website.

Washington DC, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 59°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

4
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Granada

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alhambra and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Museo Almazara La Erilla (in Niguelas) and Nerja (Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo & Fundación Cueva de Nerja). The adventure continues: stop by Albayzin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, steep yourself in history at Court of the Lions, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Granada online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Granada, with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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4
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Malaga

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 Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana and Church of El Salvador. Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Museo del Azucar (in Rute), Antequera (Alcazaba de Antequera, Museo De Arte De La Diputacion. MAD. Antequera, &more) and Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja (in Nerja). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Colección del Museo Ruso, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Cofradia del Santo Sepulcro, take in the exciting artwork at Gravura Taller de Grabado, and steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in December, things will get a bit warmer in Malaga: highs are around 64°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

4
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Ronda

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old City and Museo Lara. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Reservatauro Ronda, delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda trip maker tool.

You can drive from Malaga to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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4
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Seville

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.
Plaza de España and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Cordoba (Sala el Potro & Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, make a trip to Torre del Oro, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seville trip planner.

Getting from Ronda to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Salamanca

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Escuelas Menores. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, contemplate the long history of Convento de las Duenas, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Anaya, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de las Conchas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salamanca trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seville to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seville in December; daily highs in Salamanca reach 50°F and lows reach 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

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Madrid

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Museo del Greco, &more) and Segovia (La Muralla de Segovia, Acueduct of Segovia, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Madrid, with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.