59 days in Spain Itinerary

59 days in Spain Itinerary

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59 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Madrid
— 6 nights
2
Salamanca
— 6 nights
3
Bilbao
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Santiago de Compostela
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Seville
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Ronda
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Marbella
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Nerja
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Granada
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Barcelona
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: San Diego

6
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Catedral Primada (in Toledo) and Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online trip itinerary planner .

San Diego, USA to Madrid is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. In March, Madrid is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Catedral Primada, Acueduct of Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

6
nights
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salamanca: Bodegas Penafalcon (in Penafiel) and Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas (in Tordesillas). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), and see the interesting displays at Museo de la Historia de Automocion.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salamanca trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Madrid to Salamanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 34°F in Salamanca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bodegas Penafalcon, Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas
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Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas ©
Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

5
nights
Bilbao

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bilbao: San Sebastian - Donostia (Basque Coast Geopark, Wine Tours & Tastings, & more). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Formula Racing, browse the collection at Biblioteca Central de Bidebarrieta, and wander the streets of Casco Viejo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bilbao trip site .

You can drive from Salamanca to Bilbao in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in March since evenings lows in Bilbao dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
Food Tours

5
nights
Santiago de Compostela

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Santiago de Compostela is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santiago de Compostela trip maker website .

Fly from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Santiago de Compostela are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba (about 1h 45 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip tool .

You can fly from Santiago de Compostela to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in March, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

7
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: explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda, join the crowd at Ascari, and learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Ronda, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

5
nights
Marbella

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marbella: Malaga (Alcazaba, Wine Tours & Tastings, & more), Bikestardo (in La Cala de Mijas) and Riding Fun In The Sun (in Casares). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Adventure Rider Centre, don't miss a visit to Pasaje Maria Cintrano, stroll around Parque De La Paloma, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ride Andalucia.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marbella road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Marbella are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Malaga, Mijas, Pasaje Maria Cintrano, Ride Andalucia, Riding Fun In The Sun
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©

5
nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Venture out of the city with trips to Los Olivillos (in Competa), Mirador del Cementerio Redondo (in Sayalonga) and Ruta de la Pasa (in Comares). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, stroll through Capistrano Playa, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and stroll around Parque Verano Azul.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Nerja planning tool .

Traveling by car from Marbella to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marbella in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nerja, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Los Olivillos, Mirador del Cementerio Redondo, Ruta de la Pasa
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Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

5
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.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, baths, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Alhambra, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Granada vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Granada are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

7
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
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 parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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