17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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Zaragoza
— 1 night
Drive
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Bilbao
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seville
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Malaga
— 3 nights
Fly
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Valencia
— 3 nights
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Zaragoza

— 1 night

City of Four Cultures

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 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Emoz, then examine the collection at Museo del Fuego y de los Bomberos, and then wander the streets of Casco Antiguo.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zaragoza planner.

Barcelona to Zaragoza is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Zaragoza to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Bilbao

— 2 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): squeeze the most out of the city with Bilbao Tour Guide, then examine the collection at Museo de Coches Clasicos y Antiguos Torre Loizaga, and then see a show at Azkuna Zentroa. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at La Ribera Market, look for gifts at La Bendita, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Begona, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Plentzia.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bilbao attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Zaragoza to Bilbao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

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Madrid

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barrio de Salamanca and Museo Cerralbo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Cava Baja Gallery, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Alcala, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Bilbao in December, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.

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Seville

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica and Royal Tobacco Factory. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casa Palacio de Las Duenas and Antiguedades el Museo. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, look for gifts at Naturalmente, and admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect Seville to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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Malaga

— 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Automobile and Fashion Museum and CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Malaga Cathedral and Colección del Museo Ruso. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, see the interesting displays at Revello de Toro Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Victoria, and take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Seville to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Valencia.

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Valencia

— 3 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valencia Cathedral and Casa de las Rocas. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Faller de Valencia and Botique Museo Lladro. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Juan del Hospital, examine the collection at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti, and enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de la Patacona.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Malaga to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in December, Valencia is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
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.