24 days in Spain, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

24 days in Spain, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aranda de Duero, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Haro, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sobrino de Botin as well as Parque del Retiro. On the 15th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, walk around Parque del Retiro, and then contemplate the long history of Sobrino de Botin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, wander the streets of Barrio de Las Letras, and then make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip tool.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Aranda de Duero on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Madrid

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Aranda de Duero, Spain

— 1 night
Aranda de Duero is a town and municipality, capital of the Ribera del Duero comarca, in south of the province of Burgos, in Castile and León, Spain. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Bodegas Dominio de Cair and then do a tasting at Don Carlos Bodega Historica.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aranda de Duero visit planner.

You can drive from Madrid to Aranda de Duero in 2 hours. Traveling from Madrid in October, things will get little chillier in Aranda de Duero: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Haro.

Things to do in Aranda de Duero

Wineries
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Haro, Spain

— 1 night
Haro is a town and municipality in the northwest of La Rioja province in northern Spain. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Bodegas Muga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santo Tomas, and then awaken your taste buds at Exquisite Rioja.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Haro planner.

Traveling by car from Aranda de Duero to Haro takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Haro can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Haro

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of St. Mary Gate, then wander the streets of La calle 31 de agosto, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Vicente. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Haro to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Haro in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Sebastian - Donostia, with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Seville.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Seville, Spain

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Iglesia de la Caridad, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Sevilla, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the ancient design of AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seville holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in October: high temperatures in Seville hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods · Baths
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Cordoba, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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 (Sun), admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally snap pictures at Roman Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Merced, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cordoba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

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Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Vicens and Museu d'Història de Catalunya. Step off the beaten path and head to El Born and Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt in Santa Coloma de Cervello--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, steep yourself in history at Ciutat Vella, don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and walk around Parc Guell.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online travel route builder.

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 18°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Brussels.

Things to do in Barcelona

Side Trip

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Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel route planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Brussels by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in October, with highs in Brussels at 16°C and lows at 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

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Ghent, Belgium

— 1 night
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste, and then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Kraanlei, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Pieters-abdij, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bruges road trip site.

Getting from Ghent to Bruges by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Portuguese Synagogue are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get curious at Body Worlds, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trip

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Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · 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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.