58 days in Spain Itinerary

58 days in Spain Itinerary

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58 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Malaga
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Lanzarote
— 5 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Morro del Jable, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  3​h 45​min
8
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
9
Adeje, Tenerife
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Seville
— 5 nights
11
Cordoba
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
12
Madrid
— 5 nights
13
Burgos
— 5 nights
14
Zaragoza
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Barceloneta and Fenals Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: La Boella (in La Canonja), Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona) and Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (in Montserrat). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Sagrada Familia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, browse the eclectic array of goods at La Boqueria, and see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Barcelona. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Fenals Beach, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, La Boella
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

4
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Relax by the water at Playa de Muro and Es Trenc. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Serra de Tramuntana and Spaint. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palma de Mallorca: Ciclos Mora (in Colonia de Sant Jordi), Parc Natural de Mondrago (in Cala d'Or) and Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala S'Almonia, stop by Tara´s, and see the interesting displays at Sa Bassa Blanca.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca trip planning app .

Fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santanyi, Serra de Tramuntana, Playa de Alcudia, Ciclos Mora, Playa de Muro
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia
Parc Natural de Mondrago ©
Parc Natural de Mondrago

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alhambra and Mirador de San Nicolas. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chocolates Sierra Nevada and Bodega la Moralea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Chocolate Abuela ili (in Pampaneira), Jaen (Jaén Cathedral & The Aceitera Jaenera) and Hilacar Artes Ana (in Bubion). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Carcabuey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Granada Cathedral, and look for gifts at Galleros Artesanos.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Granada trip app .

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in December, things will get a bit cooler in Granada: highs are around 14°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Pampaneira, Jaen, Galleros Artesanos, Chocolates Sierra Nevada, Castillo de Carcabuey
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Jaén Cathedral ©
Jaén Cathedral
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

4
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga and Picasso Museum Málaga. For shopping fun, head to Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto or ArtesamArt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Marbella Old Quarter (in Marbella), Ronda (La Tienda de Trinidad, Geoff Scott-Simpson Gallery, & more) and El Torcal Natural Park (in Antequera). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Calle San Miguel, and look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip builder .

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Granada in December: high temperatures in Malaga hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Malaga

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ronda, Marbella Old Town, Burriana Beach, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, Calle San Miguel
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

5
nights
Lanzarote

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa del papagayo and Surf Spot Famara. Shop till you drop at Bodega Los Almacenes -YE and Teguise Market. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, kick back and relax at Playa Grande, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Dorada Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Lanzarote travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Malaga to Lanzarote in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Malaga to Lanzarote due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Malaga in December; daily highs in Lanzarote reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Cueva de los Verdes ©
Cueva de los Verdes

3
nights
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons and Parque Natural de Corralejo. Get outdoors at Corralejo Dunes and FuerteCharter. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at komodo and hunt for treasures at Mercado Canario.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Corralejo trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Lanzarote to Corralejo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Corralejo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Morro del Jable.

Things to do in Corralejo

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

El Cotillo, Otro Mar
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Corralejo Dunes ©
Corralejo Dunes
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo

2
nights
Morro del Jable, Fuerteventura

Morro del Jable ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Nursery, enjoy the sand and surf at Sotavento Beach, then kick back and relax at Playa de Sotavento, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Monte Marina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Cofete.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Morro del Jable trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Corralejo to Morro del Jable takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Morro del Jable

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Sotavento, Sotavento Beach, Monte Marina
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Sotavento Beach ©
Sotavento Beach
Playa de Sotavento ©
Playa de Sotavento
Playa de Cofete ©
Playa de Cofete

5
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa de Amadores and Playa de Mogan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maspalomas Lighthouse and Calle Triana. Take a break from Maspalomas with a short trip to Playa de Las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Yumbo Centrum, stop by Fund Grube Varadero, get outside with Dunas de Maspalomas, and stroll through Palmitos Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Morro del Jable to Maspalomas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Maspalomas sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Meloneras, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Dunas de Maspalomas ©
Dunas de Maspalomas
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

3
nights
Adeje, Tenerife

Adeje ©
Straddling the foothills of the Teide volcano and Tenerife’s southern shores, Adeje is known for its beautiful island architecture and a backdrop of green, mountainous scenery.
Relax by the water at Playa de las Vistas and Playa Fanabe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Del Duque and Teide National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adeje: El Medano (Bike Point Tenerife - El Medano & El Artesano). And it doesn't end there: stroll through El Medano, stop by Library Reading Up, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Parque La Reina, and explore the activities along Los Cristianos Harbour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Adeje route builder tool .

You can fly from Maspalomas to Adeje in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Seville.

Things to do in Adeje

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

El Medano, Tenerife, Los Cristianos, Mercado Parque La Reina
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
El Medano ©
El Medano

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Alcázar of Seville and Seville Cathedral are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Jamones Eiriz Jabugo and UENO. Explore Seville's surroundings by going to Church of Santiago (in Llerena), Catedral de Cadiz (in Cadiz) and Ruinas del Teatro Romano de Regina (in Casas de Reina). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, admire the masterpieces at Seville Museum of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Seville online travel route builder .

Getting from Adeje to Seville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Adeje to Seville is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Adeje in January; daily highs in Seville reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Catedral de Cadiz, Eiriz Jamones & Embutidos De Bellota, Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago Apostol, Ermita Virgen del Ara, Ruinas del Teatro Romano de Regina
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and Ceramica Alcaide. Museum-lovers will appreciate Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra and Palacio de Viana. Change things up with these side-trips from Cordoba: Church of San Mateo (in Lucena), Cisternas Romanas de Monturque (in Monturque) and Castillo de Almodovar del Rio (in Almodovar del Rio). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), make a trip to Calleja de las Flores, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita de Córdoba, and look for gifts at El Collar de la Paloma.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cueva de la Pileta, Cisternas Romanas de Monturque, Church of San Mateo, Ceramica Alcaide, Castillo de Almodovar
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Alcazar de Segovia. Let the collections at Museo Nacional del Prado and Catedral de Segovia capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Catedral Primada, Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes, & more) and Segovia Aqueduct (in Segovia). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Cordoba in January, plan for little chillier days in Madrid, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia

5
nights
Burgos

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Popular historic sites such as Catedral de Burgos and Iglesia Romanica de San Salvador de Catamuda are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Yacimiento Romano de Clunia and Ermita de Santa Elena y Santa Centola. Change things up with these side-trips from Burgos: Covarrubias (Tower of Fernán González, Iglesia Santo Tomas, & more), San Pedro de Cervatos (in Cervatos) and Canon del Rio Lobos Natural Park (in San Leonardo de Yague). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Engana Tunnel, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Evolucion Humana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Huelgas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Burgos road trip app .

You can drive from Madrid to Burgos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Madrid in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Burgos: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Covarrubias, Canon del Rio Lobos Natural Park, Engana Tunnel, Ermita de Santa Elena y Santa Centola, Iglesia Romanica de San Salvador de Catamuda
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Monasterio de las Huelgas ©
Monasterio de las Huelgas

3
nights
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Daroca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then look for gifts at La flor de almibar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Miguel de los Navarros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Felix, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Veruela, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Palacio de los Condes de Bureta.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza trip planner .

You can drive from Burgos to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Burgos in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zaragoza: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 2°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Monasterio de Veruela, Iglesia de San Felix, Palacio de los Condes de Bureta
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©

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