21 days in Spain & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

21 days in Spain & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Avila, Spain
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Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Leon, Spain
— 1 day
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Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Pamplona, Spain
— 1 night
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Olite, Spain
— 1 night
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 2 nights
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Calella de Palafrugell, Spain
— 3 nights
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Girona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. On your second day here, make a trip to Estacion de Atocha, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Madrid day trip site.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Madrid is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Madrid due to the time zone difference. While traveling from St. Petersburg, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Avila.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

Avila, Spain

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Avila travel route planner.

You can drive from Madrid to Avila in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Madrid in November, with highs in Avila at 14°C and lows at 3°C. You'll set off for Salamanca on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

Salamanca, Spain

— 2 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then don't miss a visit to Casco Antiguo de Candelario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salamanca road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avila to Salamanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Salamanca, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Leon.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Leon, Spain

— 1 day
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, then make a trip to Historic Center of Leon, then explore the world behind art at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Leon online trip builder.

Drive from Salamanca to Leon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in November, expect nights in Leon to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

Burgos, Spain

— 1 night
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza del Mio Cid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Huelgas, and then learn more about the world around you at Cartuja de Miraflores.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Burgos travel route tool.

Drive from Leon to Burgos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 8th (Mon), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then take a stroll through Parte Vieja.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Burgos to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, San Sebastian - Donostia is somewhat warmer than Burgos - with highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Pamplona, Spain

— 1 night
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Monumento al Encierro and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pamplona holiday planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Pamplona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pamplona, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Olite.

Things to do in Pamplona

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Olite, Spain

— 1 night
Olite is a town and municipality located in the Comarca de Tafalla comarca, Merindad de Olite merindad, in Navarre, Spain.According to Isidore of Seville's, the town of Oligicus was founded by Swinthila, Visigothic King of Hispania in order to control and punish the Vascones. On the 11th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Cerco de Artajona, explore the fascinating landscape at Bardenas Reales, and then explore the historical opulence of Palacio Real de Olite.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Olite trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Pamplona to Olite in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Olite

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

Zaragoza, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de la Aljaferia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and then make a trip to Plaza del Pilar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Torre Del Pilar and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza visit app.

You can drive from Olite to Zaragoza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Zaragoza, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

Andorra la Vella, Andorra

— 2 nights
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
On the 14th (Sun), hit the slopes at Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, take in panoramic vistas at Mirador del Roc del Quer, then head outdoors with Grandvalira, and finally walk around Parc Central. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, boost your wellbeing at Centre Termolúdic Caldea, then pause for some photo ops at La Noblesse du Temps, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa de la Vall.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Andorra la Vella trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Zaragoza to Andorra la Vella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Calella de Palafrugell.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Parks · Winter Sports · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

Calella de Palafrugell, Spain

— 3 nights
Calella de Palafrugell is known for parks, beaches, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Poseidon Calella, admire the natural beauty at Sculpturepark Jardíns de Cap Roig, make a trip to Village Medieval de Pals, and look for gifts at Mercat Del Peix.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Calella de Palafrugell trip planner.

You can drive from Andorra la Vella to Calella de Palafrugell in 3.5 hours. November in Calella de Palafrugell sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Girona.

Things to do in Calella de Palafrugell

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:

Girona, Spain

City of a Thousand Sieges

Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Girona online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Calella de Palafrugell to Girona in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Girona can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Girona

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas.

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

Drive from Girona to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.

Palafrugell travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Gardens · Scuba & Snorkeling
Palafrugell is a municipality in the Mediterranean Costa Brava, located near Palamós in the comarca of Baix Empordà, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. With 22,365 inhabitants it is the largest city of its comarca. Several coastal and interior towns (Llafranc, Calella de Palafrugell, Tamariu and Llofriu) belong to this city.The combination of a good summer climate and beautiful beaches has been exploited for both domestic and international tourism. Tourists have come from a wide range of countries, especially the Netherlands, England, France, and more recently, the United States. It also serves as a summer holiday town for residents of cities such as Barcelona and Girona.This medieval town was once fortified but is no longer. Many narrow streets emanate from Plaça Nova -a large square with bars, restaurants and boutiques. The local government (Ajuntament) sponsors activities such as concerts and dances including the traditional Sardana. St. Martí's church was built in the late 11th century and is close to Plaça Nova.

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