30 days in Spain & Austria Itinerary

30 days in Spain & Austria Itinerary

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30 days in Spain & Austria Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
train:  2​h
8
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Vienna, Austria
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Granada.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Granada, Spain

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 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, then step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Granada travel planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in October since evenings lows in Granada dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Nerja.

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Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

3
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Alberquilla, make a trip to Balcon de Europa, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nerja online road trip planner .

Drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ronda.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, and get great views at Puente Nuevo.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda day trip site .

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Seville.

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Tours Parks Outdoors
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Wine Tours & Tastings
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

3
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and browse the exhibits of Torre del Oro.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seville journey site .

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planner .

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seville in October; daily highs in Madrid reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), then contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Herz-Jesu-Basilika.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck day trip tool .

You can fly from Madrid to Innsbruck in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in October: high temperatures in Innsbruck hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Herz-Jesu-Basilika, Achensee
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The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Change things up with a short trip to Hallstatter See in Hallstatt (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, don't miss a visit to Linzergasse, and examine the collection at Salzburg Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Salzburg journey site .

Traveling by train from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Salzburg are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hallstatter See
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

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nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna vacation maker tool .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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