23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

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Fly to Madrid, Train to Zaragoza
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Zaragoza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Avila
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leon
— 4 nights
Train to Madrid, Fly to Las Palmas
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Malaga
— 4 nights
Fly

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Zaragoza

— 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palacio Real de Olite and Plaza del Pilar. Get some historical perspective at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza and Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra, don't miss a visit to El Tubo, and appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza attractions planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Zaragoza is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Zaragoza due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Zaragoza hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Avila.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Avila

— 3 nights
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ibarrola en Garoza and Mysticism Interpretation Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Catedral de Avila and The Four Posts. Explore Avila's surroundings by going to Castillo de Turegano (in Turegano) and Segovia (Catedral de Segovia & Alcazar of Segovia).

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Avila travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Zaragoza to Avila by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. 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

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

Salamanca

— 3 nights

Golden City

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

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, 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

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:

Leon

— 4 nights
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palacio De Gaudi and Monasterio de las Huelgas. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi and Museo de la Evolucion Humana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leon: Burgos (Catedral De Burgos & Cartuja de Miraflores), Astorga (Iglesia de San Francisco & Astorga Cathedral) and Monasterio Real de San Benito (in Sahagun). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, look for gifts at La tienda de te-Leon, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de los Templarios.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Leon trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Leon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salamanca in February: highs in Leon hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 3 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

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 Vegueta. Get out of town with these interesting Maspalomas side-trips: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Roque Nublo & Las Canteras Beach). And it doesn't end there: stop by Compania de la Galleta, explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, and kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maspalomas online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Leon to Maspalomas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

Malaga

— 4 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

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 Mercado Central de Atarazanas. Get some cultural insight at Monasterio Cartuja and Iglesia de San Andres. 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: admire the masterpieces at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Maspalomas to Malaga in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, 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 · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.