22 days in Iberia Itinerary

22 days in Iberia Itinerary

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Fly to Madrid, Train to Salamanca
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Salamanca
— 5 nights
Drive
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Leon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cangas de Onis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Burgos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zaragoza
— 2 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train
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Malaga
— 3 nights
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Salamanca — 5 nights

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis and Alcazar of Segovia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) and Casa de las Conchas. Take a break from Salamanca with a short trip to The Walls of Avila in Avila, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salamanca trip itinerary maker tool.

Aberdeen, UK to Salamanca is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Aberdeen in September, expect nights in Salamanca to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Leon.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:

Leon — 2 nights

León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Palacio De Gaudi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astorga Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Leon trip planner.

Getting from Salamanca to Leon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Salamanca, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Leon, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cangas de Onis.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Cangas de Onis — 4 nights

Cangas de Onís is a municipality in the eastern part of the province and autonomous community of Asturias in the northwest of Spain. Take a break from the city and head to Ruta del Cares and Lagos de Covadonga. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA) and Bufones de Pria. Step out of Cangas de Onis with an excursion to Playa de San Lorenzo in Gijon--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario De Covadonga, and take in the views from Puente Romano.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cangas de Onis holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Leon to Cangas de Onis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Leon in September, plan for slightly colder days in Cangas de Onis, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Burgos.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Burgos — 3 nights

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cartuja de Miraflores and Museo de la Evolucion Humana. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monasterio de las Huelgas and Arco de Santa Maria. Change things up with a short trip to Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo in Orbaneja del Castillo (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Burgos.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Burgos travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cangas de Onis to Burgos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Burgos when traveling from Cangas de Onis in September, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zaragoza.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Zaragoza — 2 nights

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 19th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra. On the next day, admire the striking features of Palacio de la Aljaferia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and then make a trip to Roman Walls.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zaragoza trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Burgos to Zaragoza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, Zaragoza is somewhat warmer than Burgos - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Cordoba — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana and then make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Cordoba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Zaragoza in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Malaga.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Malaga — 3 nights

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get some historical perspective at Castillo de Gibralfaro and Malaga Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga and La Carihuela. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Marbella (Born to be Wild & Marbella Old Town).

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga travel planning website.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Malaga: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25: