20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Alicante
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cartagena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Almeria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Toledo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

4
nights
Alicante

Alicante ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa de San Juan and Poniente Beach. Appreciate the collections at MARQ Archaeological Museum of Alicante and Museo Volvo Ocean Race. Change things up with a short trip to El Castell de Guadalest in Guadalest (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll through Guadalest Valley, don't miss a visit to Explanada de Espana, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Maria.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Alicante is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in July: high temperatures in Alicante hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Alicante

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

El Castell de Guadalest, Poniente Beach
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Playa de San Juan ©
Playa de San Juan

1
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Cartagena

Cartagena ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Maria La Mayor and then examine the collection at Roman Theatre Museum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cartagena online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Alicante to Cartagena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Cartagena sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Almeria.

Things to do in Cartagena

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Roman Theatre Museum ©
Roman Theatre Museum
El Zulo ©
El Zulo

2
nights
Almeria

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of Almeria, get a taste of the local shopping with Arte21 Almeria, and then contemplate the long history of Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Muertos, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Almeria.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Almeria trip planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Almeria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa de los Muertos
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Cabo de Gata - Nijar Natural Park ©
Cabo de Gata - Nijar Natural Park
Playa de los Muertos ©
Playa de los Muertos
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de los Aljibes, and finally step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Albayzin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then take an in-depth tour of Archive Saint John of God Museum.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Granada road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Almeria to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Almeria, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, take in the views from Roman Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba attractions planning app .

Drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in July, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (44°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seville travel route builder site .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in July, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Toledo road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Seville to Toledo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Old City. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, take a stroll through Gran Via, examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Barrio de Salamanca.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel route planning tool .

Getting from Toledo to Madrid by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Old City
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Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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