38 days in Spain & Greece Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly to Skiathos, Ferry to Skopelos
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Skopelos, Greece
— 7 nights
Ferry to Skiathos, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 1 day
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Ferry to Chania, Foot to Souda, Bus to Chania Town
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Chania Town, Greece
— 6 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 day
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Puerta de Alcala and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid journey tool.

Perth, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In June, Madrid is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cordoba (Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Seville driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Granada.
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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.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip planning app.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Granada sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete, and contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Valencia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Valencia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona journey maker site.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Puerta de Bisagra, Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, &more). See some other sides of Madrid: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madrid travel route planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Madrid to Athens in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Athens is 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in July, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Skopelos.
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Skopelos, Greece — 7 nights

Green Jewel on Blue

Known as one of the Aegean's greenest islands, Skopelos features a long coastline of fine beaches and an interior covered with verdant pine forests, olive groves, and plum orchards.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Skopelos: Skiathos (Monastero di Panagia Evangelistria, Lalaria Beach, &more), Koukounaries Beach (in Koukounaries) and Monastery of Panagia Eikonistrias (in Zorbades). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Dolphin Diving Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Troulos Beach, go for a walk through Cape Amarandos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stafilos Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Skopelos trip maker site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Athens to Skopelos in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Skopelos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 day

The Birthplace of Democracy

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Athens day trip tool.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Skopelos to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Skopelos in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Athens, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Chania Town.
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Chania Town, Greece — 6 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chania Town: Falassarna Beach (in Falassarna), Elafonissi Beach (in Elafonissi) and Samaria Gorge National Park (in Sfakia). There's still lots to do: go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, visit Rethymnon Old Town, see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chania Town trip builder site.

Fly from Athens to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 day

The Birthplace of Democracy

Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a stroll through Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Athens online travel planner.

You can fly from Chania Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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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.
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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