23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  27 h
1
Zaragoza
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Avila
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Leon
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Malaga
— 4 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palacio Real de Olite and Plaza del Pilar. Get some historical perspective at Monasterio de Piedra and Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza. There's lots more to do: make a trip to El Tubo, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Zaragoza trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Zaragoza is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Zaragoza due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Zaragoza to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Avila.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palacio Real de Olite
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Palacio Real de Olite ©
Palacio Real de Olite
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

3
nights
Avila

Avila ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Avila and The Four Posts. Visit Basilica de San Vicente and Ermita de Santa Maria de la Cabeza for their historical value. Explore Avila's surroundings by going to Segovia (Catedral de Segovia & Alcazar of Segovia), Castillo de Turegano (in Turegano) and Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso (in La Granja de San Ildefonso).

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Avila travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Zaragoza to Avila by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zaragoza in February, with highs in Avila at 11°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Segovia, Ibarrola en Garoza, Castillo de Turegano, Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso
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Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila
Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso ©
Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso

3
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) and Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza Mayor de Valladolid and St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salamanca: Valladolid (Museo Nacional de Escultura & Iglesia de San Lorenzo) and Iglesia de San Vicente (in Zamora). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas, get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Teresa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja).

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salamanca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avila to Salamanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Salamanca, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Valladolid, Basilica de Santa Teresa, Iglesia de San Vicente
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St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban) ©
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Museo Nacional de Escultura ©
Museo Nacional de Escultura

4
nights
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo de la Evolucion Humana and Castillo de los Templarios. Get a sense of the local culture at Palacio De Gaudi and Museo Gaudi Casa Botines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leon: Burgos (Catedral De Burgos, Monasterio de las Huelgas, &more), Astorga (Iglesia de San Francisco & Astorga Cathedral) and Monasterio Real de San Benito (in Sahagun). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, and look for gifts at La tienda de te-Leon.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Leon journey planner.

Getting from Salamanca to Leon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Salamanca in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Leon, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Burgos, Astorga, Castillo de los Templarios, Monasterio Real de San Benito
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Monasterio de las Huelgas ©
Monasterio de las Huelgas
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Museo de la Evolucion Humana ©
Museo de la Evolucion Humana

3
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Get some cultural insight at Casa de Colon and El Faro de Maspalomas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Roque Nublo and Compania de la Galleta. Get out of town with these interesting Maspalomas side-trips: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Vegueta & Las Canteras Beach). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Amadores, observe the fascinating underwater world at Palmitos Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maspalomas online vacation planner.

You can fly from Leon to Maspalomas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In February, Maspalomas is warmer than Leon - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Compania de la Galleta, Playa de Mogan
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Casa de Colon ©
Casa de Colon
Compania de la Galleta ©
Compania de la Galleta
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

4
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga and Iglesia de San Andres. Get some cultural insight at Monasterio Cartuja and Castillo de Gibralfaro. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Cordoba (Convento De Las Hermanas De La Cruz, Jewish Quarter (Juderia), &more) and Royal Chapel of Granada (in Granada). There's lots more to do: pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, admire the masterpieces at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, and examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Maspalomas to Malaga in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Maspalomas to Malaga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Maspalomas in February; daily highs in Malaga reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cordoba, Granada
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Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Mercado Central de Atarazanas ©
Mercado Central de Atarazanas

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