18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bilbao
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Madrid
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Cordoba
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Valencia
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Braine-Le-Comte

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night
San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia online trip maker .

Brussels, Belgium to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Sebastian - Donostia, with lows around 21°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off toBilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): wander the streets of Casco Viejo, then kick back and relax at Playa de Azkorri, and then explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bilbao can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Bilbao

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ©
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, wander the streets of Gran Via, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Bilbao to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao in July, expect Madrid to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

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

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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 24th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and then contemplate the long history of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, and then take an in-depth tour of Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip maker .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alhambra.

Things to do in Seville

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, then examine the collection at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, then steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip builder website .

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Adventure
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Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

7
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Popular historic sites such as Castillo de Santa Barbara and Valencia Cathedral are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate City of the Arts and Sciences and Fallas Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Benidorm (Benidorm Old Town, Playa de Levante, & more) and Playa de San Juan (in Alicante). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanografic Valencia, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and have fun and explore at Aula Grial.

Discover how to plan a Valencia trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Granada to Valencia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Valencia: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Benidorm, Alicante
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City of the Arts and Sciences ©
City of the Arts and Sciences
Playa de San Juan ©
Playa de San Juan
Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante

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nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Barceloneta Beach. Visit El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the galleries of Casa Batllo, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary website .

Fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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