21 days in Spain Itinerary

21 days in Spain Itinerary

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21 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Alicante
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cartagena
— 2 nights
3
Almeria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Granada
— 3 nights
5
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Toledo
— 1 night
train:  1​h
8
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

4
nights
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa de San Juan and Poniente Beach. Appreciate the collections at MARQ Archaeological Museum of Alicante and Museo Volvo Ocean Race. Change things up with a short trip to El Castell de Guadalest in Guadalest (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll through Guadalest Valley, don't miss a visit to Explanada de Espana, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Maria.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Alicante is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in July: high temperatures in Alicante hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Poniente Beach, El Castell de Guadalest
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Playa de San Juan ©
Playa de San Juan
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante ©
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante

2
nights
Cartagena

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Maria La Mayor and then examine the collection at Roman Theatre Museum. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Cabo de Palos, then stroll through Las Salinas de Torrevieja, and finally wander the streets of Calle Mayor.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Alicante to Cartagena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Cartagena sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Almeria.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cabo de Palos, Las Salinas de Torrevieja
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
El Faro de Cabo de Palos ©
El Faro de Cabo de Palos

2
nights
Almeria

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cabo de Gata - Nijar Natural Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba and Arte21 Almeria. When in Almeria, make a side trip to see Playa de los Muertos in Carboneras, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Ana, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Almeria.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Almeria trip planner .

Drive from Cartagena to Almeria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Almeria are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Castillo de Santa Ana, Playa de los Muertos
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Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de los Muertos ©
Playa de los Muertos

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Albayzin and Generalife are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alhambra and Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Step out of Granada with an excursion to Burriana Beach in Nerja--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de los Aljibes, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral and Royal Chapel, and see the interesting displays at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Granada tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Almeria to Granada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Almeria, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Burriana Beach
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower, and finally get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla. Popular historic sites such as Barrio Santa Cruz and Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, and make a trip to Eglise du Divin Sauveur.

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Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Toledo.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
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Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, appreciate the history behind Bust of Samuel Ha-Levi, then admire the masterpieces at Museo del Greco, then wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Toledo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Toledo are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Church of Santo Tomé ©
Church of Santo Tomé
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): wander the streets of Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, then take a stroll through Gran Via, then examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and finally explore the activities along Retiro Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, then wander the streets of Calle de Santa Isabel, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

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