32 days in Spain Itinerary

32 days in Spain Itinerary

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32 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Merida
Fly:  27​h
1
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Seville
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Benidorm
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Barcelona
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Merida


3
nights
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ©
As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Playa de Amadores (in Amadores), Anfi Tauro Golf (in Playa de Mogan) and Playa de Mogan (in Puerto de Mogan). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de Las Canteras, do a tasting at Bodega Los Lirios, look for gifts at Casa del Perfume Canario, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Palmas de Gran Canaria attractions planner .

Merida, Venezuela to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Merida to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Amadores, Anfi Tauro Golf, Playa de Mogan
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Playa de Las Canteras ©
Playa de Las Canteras
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Anfi Tauro Golf ©
Anfi Tauro Golf

4
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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, make a trip to Metropol Parasol, and admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Seville holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in December, things will get little chillier in Seville: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Cordoba, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, take a stroll through Old City, and indulge your taste buds at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda sightseeing planning website .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Parks Nature
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
Old City ©
Old City

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 out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Nerja (Capistrano Playa, Burriana Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip planner .

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ronda in December, things will get little chillier in Granada: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Benidorm.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

3
nights
Benidorm

Benidorm ©
A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Benidorm: La Bodega del Garroferal (in Murla) and Spas & Wellness (in Denia). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Benidorm Old Town, kick back and relax at Playa de Levante, take some stellar pictures from La Creu, and meet the residents at Mundomar.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Benidorm trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Benidorm by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Granada in December, expect Benidorm to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Benidorm

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

La Bodega del Garroferal, Spas & Wellness
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Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante
Benidorm Old Town ©
Benidorm Old Town
Poniente Beach ©
Poniente Beach

5
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Dedicate the 1st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Benidorm to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
La Barceloneta ©
La Barceloneta

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Dedicate the 5th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and explore and take pictures at Stadio Santiago Bernabeu.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Gran Via ©
Gran Via
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park

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