43 days in Spain Itinerary

43 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 6 nights
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Tarragona
— 2 nights
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Reus
— 7 nights
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Valencia
— 3 nights
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Ibiza Town
— 2 nights
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Alicante
— 2 nights
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Murcia
— 2 nights
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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Granada
— 3 nights
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Malaga
— 2 nights
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Seville
— 3 nights
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Cordoba
— 2 nights
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Madrid
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Barcelona — 6 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vila Vella (Old Town) and Village Medieval de Pals. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: La Fosca Beach (in Palamos), Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI (in Santa Cristina d'Aro) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, cast your line with a fishing tour, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip planning tool.

Monterrey, Mexico to Barcelona is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Monterrey to Barcelona. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tarragona.
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Tarragona — 2 nights

Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Calafell, cool off at Secalu Park, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Arrabassada, and finally delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro de Tarragona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Placa dels Sedassos, then take an in-depth tour of Museu Nacional Arqueologic de Tarragona, then kick back and relax at Playa La Savinosa, and finally make a splash at Aquopolis.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tarragona travel route app.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Tarragona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tarragona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Reus.
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Reus — 7 nights

Reus is the capital of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. Discover out-of-the-way places like Celler Devinssi and Ebroasis Fishing & Outdoor. Explore Reus' surroundings by going to Arnes (Les Roques Natura & Estrets d'Arnes), Plaza Mayor (in Prades) and Parc Natural de la Serra de Montsant (in La Morera de Montsant). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita Mare de Deu de la Roca, head outdoors with Beniemocions, make a trip to Siurana BTT, and relax in the rural setting at Dia de Granja.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reus trip builder app.

Reus is just a stone's throw from Tarragona. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Valencia.
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Valencia — 3 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jardi del Turia and Plaza de Toros de Valencia. There's lots more to do: stop by Barrio del Carmen, steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanografic Valencia.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip planner.

Drive from Reus to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ibiza Town.
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Ibiza Town — 2 nights

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then relax and rejuvenate at Massage Beach Ibiza, and finally get outside with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cala d'en Serra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at S'Arenal Gros, then kick back and relax at S'Arenal Petit, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Getting from Valencia to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ibiza Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Alicante.
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Alicante — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Levante o la Fossa, then make a trip to Fundacion Cultural Ithaca, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Mundomar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Passeig Esplanada d'Espanya, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alicante trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Alicante by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Alicante are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Murcia.
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Murcia — 2 nights

Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at Bodegas Faelo and then stroll through Canon y Canon Multiaventura. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Plaza Julian Romea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de San Juan de Dios, admire the masterpieces at Cathedral de Santa Maria, steep yourself in history at Episcopal Palace of Murcia, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Teatro Circo Murcia.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Murcia trip planner.

Getting from Alicante to Murcia by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Alicante in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Murcia, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cartagena.
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Cartagena — 3 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Del Teatro Romano and Playa de Calblanque. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cartagena: Torrevieja (Room Escape Games, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, &more) and Isla del Fraile (in Aguilas).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena attractions planner.

You can drive from Murcia to Cartagena in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Murcia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cartagena, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.
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Granada — 3 nights

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Explore hidden gems such as Río Chíllar and Plaza de San Nicolas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Playa de la Cala el Canuelo) and Playa de Cantarrijan (in Almunecar). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, admire the landmark architecture of Patio de los Leones, and don't miss a visit to Fundacion Rodriguez Acosta.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Granada day trip app.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cartagena in July: highs in Granada hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Malaga.
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Malaga — 2 nights

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Episcopal Palace, then don't miss a visit to Malaga Feria, and finally relax in sumptuous surroundings at Arab Baths Hammam Al Andalus Malaga.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Malaga day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Malaga, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Seville.
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Seville — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Victoria and Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Palacio del Virrey Laserna (in Jerez De La Frontera) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Sanlucar de Barrameda). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, and visit Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Seville online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Posada del Potro, then wander the wide-open spaces of Entre Toros y Caballos, and finally make a trip to Las Ermitas de Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), look for gifts at Sabor a Espana, make a trip to Los Patios de San Basilio, don't miss a visit to Cairuan Street, then pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Maimonides, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cordoba vacation website.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in August, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.
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Madrid — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Puerta de Bisagra. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, San Martin Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Palacio de Cibeles, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online itinerary maker.

Take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit cooler (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Province of Tarragona travel guide

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The birthplace of renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, the Province of Tarragona blends the best of Spain, including exciting beach life, exquisite architecture, outstanding museums, and several World Heritage sites dating back to Roman times. An ideal place to visit to explore the country’s great outdoors, the province is home to several important nature reserves. With a thriving culinary scene that fuses traditional cooking with innovative elements rarely found anywhere else in the world, tours of local delicacies often top the itinerary. The region hosts a wide range of gastronomic festivals, which celebrate such local favorites as calcotada, or grilled spring onions, and xato, or cod and escarole salad.
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Ibiza travel guide

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Famous for its vibrant nightlife and numerous near-perfect beaches, Ibiza also features a rustic countryside few casual visitors ever get to see. Seaside festivals offer a convenient opportunity to soak up lots of local culture, but for a taste of genuine island life try to get away from the overcrowded tourist spots along the most popular sections of the coast. Though for many visitors Ibiza remains synonymous with endless raves on the waterfront, savvier travelers explore the island’s unspoiled northeast, which is covered by thick pine forests and olive groves. Away from the jostling tourist crowds you can experience the island’s lesser-known charms, including quiet wooded trails, secluded bays, and outstanding vineyards.
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Province of Malaga travel guide

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The Province of Málaga is best known for its string of coastal resorts with sandy beaches and seaside cafes that make for a relaxed vacation. The countryside is dotted by charming villages of Moorish origin, each with its own colorful character, history, and architecture. Its diverse landscapes also include rugged mountains. Don’t miss a chance to tour its natural wonders, including dramatic gorges, excellent walking areas, and one of Europe’s main flamingo breeding grounds.
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