36 days in Spain Itinerary

36 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Seville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Ronda
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Torremolinos
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Santiago de Compostela
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Madrid
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Barcelona
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Cape Town

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 Artesania Del Arbol and Lolita's Closetfor some retail therapy. Spend a day outdoors on the 5th (Fri) with Sierra & Sol. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, look for gifts at Medievo Granada, steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Granada sightseeing app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Granada is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Granada due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Granada are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Artesania Del Arbol ©
Artesania Del Arbol
La Talega ©
La Talega

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 7th (Sun), make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, thendon't miss a visit to Roman Bridge, thenwander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Granada, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

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.
Do your shopping at Ceramicas Sevilla 1952 and Malanga - Hecho a Mano. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seville tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Zaguan 24 ©
Zaguan 24
Ceramicas Sevilla 1952 ©
Ceramicas Sevilla 1952

5
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
For shopping fun, head to La Tienda de Trinidad or ArtesamArt. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Scott Simpson Fine Art, do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, don't miss a visit to Paseo de Blas Infante, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ronda trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Ronda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Torremolinos.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Parks Tours
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Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto ©
Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto
La Tienda de Trinidad ©
La Tienda de Trinidad
ArtesamArt ©
ArtesamArt

2
nights
Torremolinos

Torremolinos
Torremolinos is a municipality on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, immediately to the west of the city of Málaga, in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at La Casa del Cardenal, thenstop by Mijas Magic, thenstop by Recuerdame, and finally see what you can catch with Borrasca Experience. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, thenshop like a local with La Calle Larios, and then hunt for treasures at Calle San Miguel.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Torremolinos online itinerary planner.

Drive from Ronda to Torremolinos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Torremolinos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Torremolinos

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Malaga, Mijas, Borrasca Experience
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Calle San Miguel
Calle San Miguel
Mijas Magic ©
Mijas Magic
Mercado Central de Atarazanas ©
Mercado Central de Atarazanas

4
nights
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Shop till you drop at Mercado de Abastos de Santiago and Flor de Santiago. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, don't miss a visit to Botafumeiro, grab your bike and head to Vista Galicia - Day Tours, and get lost in a book at Biblioteca Publica Anxel Casal.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santiago de Compostela day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Torremolinos to Santiago de Compostela takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Torremolinos in October, expect Santiago de Compostela to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Vista Galicia - Day Tours ©
Vista Galicia - Day Tours
Mercado de Abastos de Santiago ©
Mercado de Abastos de Santiago
Flor de Santiago ©
Flor de Santiago

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Head to Mercado San Miguel and El Rastrofor some retail therapy. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Jacinta & Maria Chocolates in Toledo, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, take a stroll through Gran Via, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Madrid road trip site.

Getting from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Santiago de Compostela in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jacinta & Maria Chocolates
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
Jacinta & Maria Chocolates ©
Jacinta & Maria Chocolates

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanografic Valencia and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia and then get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Valencia route planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Valencia when traveling from Madrid in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia

6
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or CaixaForum. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Valencia in October, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria
CaixaForum ©
CaixaForum

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