21 days in Spain Itinerary

21 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Toledo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Avila
— 1 night
bus:  1 h 30 min
4
San Lorenzo de El Escorial
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Segovia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Avila
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Salamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Aranda de Duero
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Avila
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
10
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
12
Seville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza Mayor and Casa de Campo. You'll explore and learn at Prado National Museum and Museo Sorolla. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madrid tour builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Madrid is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Bisagra, Mirador del Valle, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Mirador del Valle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Toledo trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Toledo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Avila.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

1
night
Avila

Avila
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Four Posts.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Avila online visit planner.

You can drive from Toledo to Avila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Toledo in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Avila, with lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

1
day
San Lorenzo de El Escorial

San Lorenzo de El Escorial
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, also known as El Escorial de Arriba is a town and municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain, located to the northwest of the region in the southeastern side of the Sierra de Guadarrama, at the foot of Mount Abantos and Las Machotas, 29mi from Madrid. To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read San Lorenzo de El Escorial trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Avila to San Lorenzo de El Escorial in an hour. Another option is to take a train. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Segovia.

Things to do in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Segovia trip planner.

Getting from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to Segovia by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll set off for Avila on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Segovia

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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2
nights
Avila

Avila ©
On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of St. Peter the Apostle, don't miss a visit to Palacio Caprotti, view the masterpieces at Mysticism Interpretation Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Santa Teresa, and finally don't miss a visit to Avila Plaza del Mercado Chico.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Avila road trip planner.

Drive from Segovia to Avila in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Segovia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Avila, with lows of 7°C. You'll set off for Salamanca on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila
Parish of St. Peter the Apostle ©
Parish of St. Peter the Apostle
Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas ©
Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas

1
night
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva).

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Salamanca road trip app.

You can drive from Avila to Salamanca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aranda de Duero.

Things to do in Salamanca

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis ©
Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)

1
day
Aranda de Duero

Aranda de Duero ©
Aranda de Duero is a town and municipality, capital of the Ribera del Duero comarca, in south of the province of Burgos, in Castile and León, Spain. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): do a tasting at Don Carlos Bodega Historica, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria, take an in-depth tour of Museo Sacro Iglesia de San Juan, then appreciate the history behind Plaza Mayor de Penaranda de Duero, and finally steep yourself in history at Monasterio de Santa Maria de La Vid.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aranda de Duero sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Salamanca to Aranda de Duero by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Salamanca in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Aranda de Duero: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Avila.

Things to do in Aranda de Duero

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Plaza Mayor de Penaranda de Duero, Monasterio de Santa Maria de La Vid
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Museo Sacro Iglesia de San Juan ©
Museo Sacro Iglesia de San Juan
Monasterio de Santa Maria de La Vid ©
Monasterio de Santa Maria de La Vid
Iglesia de Santa Maria ©
Iglesia de Santa Maria

1
night
Avila

Avila ©
On the 30th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Casco Historico de Avila and then examine the collection at Museo del Convento de la Encarnacion.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Avila trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Aranda de Duero to Avila in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Aranda de Duero in October, expect nights in Avila to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Convento de la Encarnacion ©
Museo del Convento de la Encarnacion

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada, explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then explore the galleries of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Max Moreau, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Miguel Bajo, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Alea, then see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Concepcion, then see the interesting displays at Palacio de los Olvidados, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archive Saint John of God Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Granada travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Avila to Granada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, Granada is a bit warmer than Avila - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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.
On the 1st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba and then take in the views from Roman Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Granada, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

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nights
Seville

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.
Get some cultural insight at Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral de Sevilla and Barrio Santa Cruz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Ronda (Plaza de Toros de Ronda, Puente Nuevo, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seville sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Ronda
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Museu Picasso and Joan Miro Foundation. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, examine the collection at Museu Maritim de Barcelona, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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