40 days in Spain Itinerary

40 days in Spain Itinerary

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40 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Granada
— 5 nights
5
Ronda
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Seville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona
— 6 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Take a break from the city and head to La Concha Beach and Zurriola Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ondarreta Beach and Basque Coast Geopark. Change things up with these side-trips from San Sebastian - Donostia: Bilbao (La Ribera Market, Playa de Azkorri, & more). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at INKA&CO, and head outdoors with Penas de Aia.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip tool .

Mumbai, India to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to San Sebastian - Donostia due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in November, with highs in San Sebastian - Donostia at 18°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bilbao
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Ondarreta Beach ©
Ondarreta Beach

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Gran Via. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Raquel Lopez Damascene-Damasquinado in Toledo (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll around Parque del Retiro, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Madrid day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in December since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa de Mogan. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Amadores. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Risco Y Puerto De Agaete (in Agaete) and Los Tilos de Moya (in Moya). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Aldea, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural El Cabron, and take in the dramatic natural features at Los Azulejos de Veneguera.

To plan Maspalomas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Maspalomas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect nights in Maspalomas to be warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mogan, Playa Vargas Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Las Canteras Beach, Reserva Natural El Cabron
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Reez or Milenium Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burriana Beach and Playa de la Cala el Canuelo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Nerja (Capistrano Playa, Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alhambra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Granada route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Granada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Maspalomas in December: highs in Granada hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

5
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Visit Baños Arabes and Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda for their historical value. Head to Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto and Scott Simpson Fine Artfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ronda: Antequera (El Torcal de Antequera & Lobo Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, catch all the local highlights with La Ciudad, take a pleasant ride with Paddock Paradise Ronda, and wander the streets of Old City.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ronda tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Granada in December since evenings lows in Ronda dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trip

Antequera
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda

4
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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.
Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Un Gato en Bicicleta and Delimbo. Change things up with a short trip to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla, make a trip to Torre del Oro, and look for gifts at Naturalmente.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seville road trip tool .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

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Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Popular historic sites such as Castell de Eivissa and Ibiza Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Platja de ses Salines and Cala de Sant Vicent. Get out of town with these interesting Ibiza Town side-trips: S'Arenal Gros (in Portinatx) and Cala Saladeta (in Sant Antoni de Portmany). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Cala Comte, stop by De Mil Amores, take in the dramatic natural features at Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera, and have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Seville to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. December in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Cala Comte, S'Arenal Gros, Parc Natural Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera, Kentucky Derby
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

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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.
Relax by the water at Playa de La Barceloneta and Platja Port Bo. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar), Playas de Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell) and Cala Futadera (in Tossa de Mar). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, explore the striking landscape at Camino de Ronda, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Futadera, Playas de Calella, Fenals Beach, Platja Port Bo, Camino de Ronda
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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