31 days in Spain & Azores Itinerary

31 days in Spain & Azores Itinerary

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31 days in Spain & Azores Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Granada, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Malaga, Spain
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles, United States


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4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Catedral Primada. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Catedral de Segovia) and Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Museo del Greco, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Madrid vacation planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in Madrid hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
Valencia, Spain

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Get outdoors at Playa de la Grava and Cala El Raco. Relax by the water at Playa Arenal-Bol and Promenade of Calpe. Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Denia) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Javea).

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Valencia route maker app .

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Valencia, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Calpe, Javea, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Playa Arenal-Bol ©
Playa Arenal-Bol
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
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.
Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at Playa de La Barceloneta and Platja Port Bo. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Begur (Playa Sa Riera & L'illa Roja), La playa de Tamariu (in Tamariu) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Begur, Camino de Ronda, La playa de Tamariu, Platja Port Bo
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

5
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.
Visit Playa de la Alberquilla and Playa del Molino de Papel for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alhambra and Mirador de San Nicolas. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Nerja (Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo & Playa de la Cala el Canuelo). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja, tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Granada road trip planning tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Granada are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

5
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get outdoors at Playa El Salon and Burriana Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Torrecilla and Playamar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Capistrano Playa), Ronda (El Tajo de Ronda, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, & more) and Riding Fun In The Sun (in Casares). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba and admire the landmark architecture of Malaga Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Malaga: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nerja, Ronda, Playamar, Riding Fun In The Sun
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

5
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Playa Mangueta. Visit Plaza de España and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba for their historical value. There's much more to do: get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by bus from Malaga to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Seville are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Playa Mangueta
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Mosteiros Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, then get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa do Fogo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Delgada driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Seville to Ponta Delgada in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seville to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seville in July, plan for little chillier days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Fishing Charters & Tours, Mosteiros Beach, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Lagoa do Fogo ©
Lagoa do Fogo

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