25 days in Spain Itinerary

25 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Newark
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h
2
Seville
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Avila
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Leon
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
7
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
8
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Toledo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Salamanca
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
11
Zaragoza
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Newark

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa de Mogan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and then enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas. Keep things going the next day: experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, then explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas itinerary builder site.

Newark, USA to Maspalomas is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in January, things will get much warmer in Maspalomas: highs are around 69°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Canteras Beach, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
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El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Eglise du Divin Sauveur, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, visit Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Maspalomas to Seville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In January, Seville is slightly colder than Maspalomas - with highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then take in the views from Puente Nuevo, and then stop by La Ciudad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally make a trip to Zahara de la Sierra.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ronda trip maker app.

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in January, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zahara de la Sierra
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Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, admire the landmark architecture of Posada del Potro, then make a trip to Puerta del Almodovar, then make a trip to Cairuan Street, and finally take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cordoba online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Ronda to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Cordoba are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Avila.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

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Avila

Avila ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Basilica de San Vicente, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de Mosen Rubi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Juan Bautista, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santiago, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of San Segundo, and finally admire the striking features of Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Avila trip tool.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Avila takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cordoba in January; daily highs in Avila reach 47°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leon.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
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Church of San Juan Bautista ©
Church of San Juan Bautista
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Capilla de Mosen Rubi ©
Capilla de Mosen Rubi

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Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Mercado, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Museo Catedralicio Diocesano, steep yourself in history at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Leon online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Avila to Leon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Leon sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites Museums
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Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral ©
Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon ©
La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos ©
Antiguo Convento de San Marcos

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Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker site.

Getting from Leon to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Leon in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 58°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de los Aljibes, and finally step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaén Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Catalina, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Chapel of Granada.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Granada tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 36°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Jaen
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

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Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Miguel de Cervantes, get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, then make a trip to Catedral Primada, and finally make a trip to Puerta de Bisagra.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Toledo using our trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Toledo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Toledo are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

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Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cielo de Salamanca and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de los Duques de Alba. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro de la Nave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa María Magdalena de Zamora, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Troncoso, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salamanca trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Toledo to Salamanca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in January, and nighttime lows around 31°F. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zamora, Castillo de los Duques de Alba
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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

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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.
On the 31st (Fri), appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then examine the collection at Museo De Tapices Y Capitular De La Seo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de Veruela, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Santa Maria de la Huerta Tarazona.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zaragoza holiday planning tool.

Drive from Salamanca to Zaragoza in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in January, Zaragoza is a bit warmer at night with lows of 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Casco Antiguo, Iglesia de San Felix, Monasterio de Veruela, Colegiata de Santa Maria la Mayor, Catedral Santa Maria de la Huerta Tarazona
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Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra

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