36 days in Spain Itinerary

36 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Khartoum
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Malaga
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ronda
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
5
Seville
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Salamanca
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Madrid
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Barcelona
— 8 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Khartoum

4
nights
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.
Head to Reez and Milenium Galleryfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Alhambra and Albayzin are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, steep yourself in history at Court of the Lions, and take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip planner.

Khartoum, Sudan to Granada is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Khartoum to Granada. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Khartoum in January; daily highs in Granada reach 14°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

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

4
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Let the collections at Gravura Taller de Grabado and Mahatma Showroom capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Ifergan Collection and Museo de la Cofradia del Santo Sepulcro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Velez-Malaga (Convent of San Francisco, Church of San Juan Bautista, &more) and Nerja (Church of El Salvador, Balcony of Europe, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Centro Cultural La Termica, buy something for everyone on your list at Vialia Centro Comercial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Cristo de la Salud Church, and examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in January, expect Malaga to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

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Side Trips

Velez-Malaga, Nerja
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Convent of San Francisco ©
Convent of San Francisco
Church of San Juan Bautista ©
Church of San Juan Bautista

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Scott Simpson Fine Art and Palacio de Congresos de Ronda. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Sebastian Minaret and Baños Arabes. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at La Tienda de Trinidad, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, and explore the ancient world of Murallas de Levante.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Ronda tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Ronda when traveling from Malaga in January, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ronda

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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Scott Simpson Fine Art ©
Scott Simpson Fine Art
Palacio de Congresos de Ronda ©
Palacio de Congresos de Ronda

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Sala el Potro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, thencontemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cordoba road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Ronda to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Cordoba are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, look for gifts at Zaguan 24, get a taste of the local shopping with Di Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Delimbo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seville tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Seville are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Ieronimus. Get some cultural insight at Escuelas Menores and St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento Las Claras, examine the collection at Museo de la Historia de Automocion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Purisima Church, and contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salamanca day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Seville to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in January, with highs in Salamanca at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, shop like a local with Gran Via, and take in the exciting artwork at Diseno Propio. Artesania..

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Side Trip

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

8
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Nuovum capture your imagination. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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