43 days in Spain Itinerary

43 days in Spain Itinerary

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43 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Bilbao
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Salamanca
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Madrid
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Seville
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Ronda
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Granada
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Malaga
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Jerusalem

5
nights
Barcelona

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jerusalem in April: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

4
nights
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.
San Sebastian - Donostia is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Ulia, and pause for some photo ops at Sagrado Corazon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip maker tool .

Getting from Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in San Sebastian - Donostia are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

3
nights
Bilbao

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Bilbao is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get outside with San Mames Stadium, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

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Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Bilbao sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Bilbao

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

4
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Step out of Salamanca to go to Tordesillas and see Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and see human ingenuity at work at Embalse de la Almendra.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salamanca online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bilbao to Salamanca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in May, plan for little chillier nights in Salamanca, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas
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Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas ©
Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

5
nights
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 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

5
nights
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seville visit planning site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Seville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

6
nights
Ronda

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: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ronda day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May in Ronda, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Wineries
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nerja (Jardin Botanico Detunda Cueva De Nerja, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alhambra, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, and get outside with Sierra & Sol.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Granada online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Granada are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

5
nights
Malaga

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Marbella (Climbing Tours & Experience Box Spain), Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo) and Bikestardo (in La Cala de Mijas). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and stroll around Parque De La Paloma.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Malaga online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nerja, Marbella, Mijas, Parque De La Paloma
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©

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