23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 3 nights
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Cordoba
— 1 night
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Seville
— 4 nights
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Granada
— 2 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 6 nights
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Madrid — 3 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 3rd (Wed), you're off to Cordoba.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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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 3rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cordoba travel route planning website.

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seville.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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 Catedral de Sevilla. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz. Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Ronda (La Mina de Agua, Old City, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, and admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville 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 little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.
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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 8th (Mon), 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 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Palma de Mallorca.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Palma de Mallorca, Majorca — 6 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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castell de Bellver and Kirche Santa Magdalena. Venture out of the city with trips to Platja d'es Trenc (in Campos), Cala Millor Beach (in Cala Millor) and Cuevas del Drach (in Porto Cristo). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de Muro, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Sant Francesc, steep yourself in history at Sa Llotja, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Granada to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Palma de Mallorca are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.
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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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de La Barceloneta and Fenals Beach. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic will appeal to history buffs. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Platja de Blanes (in Blanes), Tossa de Mar (Great Beach & Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar) and Lloret Beach (in Lloret de Mar). There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and make a trip to Passeig de Gracia.

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.
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Spain travel guide

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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.
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