17 days in Iberia Itinerary

17 days in Iberia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Avila
— 1 night
2
Salamanca
— 2 nights
3
Burgos
— 2 nights
4
Zaragoza
— 3 nights
5
Cordoba
— 3 nights
6
Granada
— 4 nights

1
night
Avila

Avila ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de San Vicente, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Four Posts, thencontemplate the long history of Iglesia de Santo Tome el Viejo, thensteep yourself in history at Cathedral of Avila, and finally delve into the distant past at The Walls of Avila.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Avila vacation planner.

Denver, USA to Avila is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Avila is 8 hours. Traveling from Denver in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Avila, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente

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nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), thencontemplate the long history of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salamanca trip website.

You can drive from Avila to Salamanca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Salamanca are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
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Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

2
nights
Burgos

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Evolucion Humana, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Burgos, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Huelgas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos, thenpause for some photo ops at Arco de Santa Maria, and then learn more about the world around you at Cartuja de Miraflores.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Burgos route maker tool.

Drive from Salamanca to Burgos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in April, expect nights in Burgos to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos
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Museo de la Evolucion Humana ©
Museo de la Evolucion Humana
Monasterio de las Huelgas ©
Monasterio de las Huelgas
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monasterio de Piedra and Palacio de la Aljaferia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain and Museo de la Colegiata de Santa Maria de Calatayud. Change things up with a short trip to Iglesia de San Pedro de los Francos in Calatayud (about 1h 5 min away). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zaragoza trip planner.

Getting from Burgos to Zaragoza by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, Zaragoza is a bit warmer than Burgos - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Calatayud, Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain
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Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casa de Sefarad and Molino de la Albolafia. Get a sense of the local culture at Palacio de Viana and Centro de Recepcion de Visitantes de Cordoba. There's much more to do: make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, and explore the ancient world of Roman Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip planning tool.

Take a train from Zaragoza to Cordoba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Zaragoza, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Casa de Sefarad ©
Casa de Sefarad
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica de San Juan de Dios and Monasterio Cartuja. Get a sense of the local culture at Malaga Cathedral and Royal Chapel of Granada. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Marbella Old Town (in Marbella), La Carihuela (in Torremolinos) and Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Balcony of Europe). There's more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Granada road trip planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Nerja, Malaga Cathedral, Marbella Old Town, La Carihuela
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Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela