23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Madrid
— 4 nights
Train
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train
3
Seville
— 4 nights
Train
4
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 5 nights
Fly
6
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27

Madrid — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Plaza Mayor and Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande for their historical value. Prado National Museum and Parque del Retiro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Cordoba.
more
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:

Cordoba — 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 4th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and then make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cordoba day trip app.

Getting from Madrid to Cordoba by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in May: highs in Cordoba hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Seville.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Seville — 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.
Puente Nuevo has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla. Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Ronda (La Mina de Agua, Old City, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Sevilla, and relax in sumptuous surroundings at AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Seville using our trip planner.

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in May, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Granada.
more
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Granada — 2 nights

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 9th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Ildefonso. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, then step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Granada day trip app.

Traveling by car from Seville to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Granada. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Palma de Mallorca.
more
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Palma de Mallorca, Majorca — 5 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral de Mallorca and Palau de l'Almudaina. Get some historical perspective at Castell de Bellver and Consolat de Mar. Explore Palma de Mallorca's surroundings by going to Platja d'es Trenc (in Campos), Cala Millor Beach (in Cala Millor) and Cuevas del Drach (in Porto Cristo). The adventure continues: stroll through Playa de Muro, examine the collection at Palau March Museu, don't miss a visit to Cap de Formentor, and kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Granada to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Barcelona.
more
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 11 — 16:

Barcelona — 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. We've included these beaches for you: Playa de La Barceloneta and Fenals Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Lloret Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar (in Tossa de Mar). There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and visit Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona journey planner.

Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
more
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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.
more