38 days in Spain Itinerary

38 days in Spain Itinerary

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38 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26 h
1
Madrid
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Segovia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Avila
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Toledo
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Seville
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h
7
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  13 h 30 min
9
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 2 nights
Warp:  30 min
10
Port de Pollenca, Majorca
— 1 night
Ferry:  8 h 30 min
11
Barcelona
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
12
Zaragoza
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
13
Madrid
— 1 night
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Madrid is minus 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Madrid at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Segovia.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

1
night
Segovia

Segovia
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Segovia vacation builder tool.

Take a train from Madrid to Segovia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in September, plan for little chillier days in Segovia, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. You will leave for Avila on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Segovia

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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1
night
Avila

Avila ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Avila, then make a trip to Avila Plaza del Mercado Chico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Santa Teresa, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica de San Vicente.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Avila tour itinerary site.

Getting from Segovia to Avila by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Avila when traveling from Segovia in September, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
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Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila
Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas ©
Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, then take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo, and finally explore the galleries of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. On your second day here, make a trip to Custodia de Arfe, ponder the design of El Pozo De Los Deseos, take an in-depth tour of Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, then examine the collection at Museo del Greco, then explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Toledo online vacation planner.

Drive from Avila to Toledo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Toledo when traveling from Avila in September, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, visit Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then make a trip to Roman Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, and finally don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip planner.

Getting from Toledo to Cordoba by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toledo in September: highs in Cordoba hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

5
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

Discover how to plan a Seville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ronda trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Ronda sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Casa Del Rey Moro ©
Casa Del Rey Moro
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City

3
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.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, go for a walk through Cuesta del Rey Chico, and get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Granada driving holiday website.

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ronda in September, expect Granada to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, make a trip to Placa De La Seu, step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver, then make a trip to Placa de Cort, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Can Corbella. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Cap de Formentor.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Palma de Mallorca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port de Pollenca.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cap de Formentor
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Cap de Formentor ©
Cap de Formentor

1
night
Port de Pollenca, Majorca

Port de Pollenca ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Pine Walk, make a trip to The 365 Calvari Steps, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas del Drach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Port de Pollenca trip maker tool.

You can drive from Palma de Mallorca to Port de Pollenca in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Port de Pollenca, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Port de Pollenca

Parks Nature

Side Trips

The 365 Calvari Steps, Cuevas del Drach
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach
Pine Walk ©
Pine Walk
The 365 Calvari Steps ©
The 365 Calvari Steps

7
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Barcelona visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Port de Pollenca to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 7:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Zaragoza is known for historic sites, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, contemplate the long history of Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari, make a trip to El Tubo, and take in the views from Puente de Piedra.

Find out how to plan Zaragoza trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Take a train from Barcelona to Zaragoza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Zaragoza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia

1
night
Madrid

Madrid
To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Madrid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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