21 days in Spain Itinerary

21 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain holiday planner
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Fly
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Besalu
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tossa de Mar
— 1 night
Fly
4
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Ronda
Drive
6
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive
8
Merida
— 1 night
Drive
9
Salamanca
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Segovia
— 1 night
Drive
11
Toledo
— 2 nights
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Barcelona — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Ciutat Vella. There's much more to do: make a trip to Casa Batllo, get to know the fascinating history of Carrer de Montcada, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the landmark architecture of L'Eixample District.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Besalu.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Besalu — 2 nights

Besalú is a town in the comarca of Garrotxa, in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.The town's importance was greater in the early Middle Ages, as capital of the county of Besalú, whose territory was roughly the same size as the current comarca of Garrotxa but sometime extended as far as Corbières, Aude, in France. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miqve and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monestir de Sant Pere de Besalu. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of our Lady of Mount and then snap pictures at Bridge of Besalu.

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Getting from Barcelona to Besalu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Besalu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tossa de Mar.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Tossa de Mar — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of Our Lady of Socorro and then pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia de Sant Vicenc.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Tossa de Mar travel planner.

You can drive from Besalu to Tossa de Mar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tossa de Mar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Seville.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Seville — 2 nights

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.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and then visit Barrio Santa Cruz. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Tossa de Mar to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In September in Seville, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Ronda.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Ronda

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Granada on the 22nd (Thu).
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Granada — 2 nights

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Granada tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, Granada is a bit cooler than Ronda - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Cordoba.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Cordoba — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir and then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Merida.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Merida — 1 night

Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Merida journey planning app.

Drive from Cordoba to Merida in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Merida: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 19°C at night. You will leave for Salamanca on the 26th (Mon).
Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Salamanca — 2 nights

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Plaza Mayor and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Marcos Church. On your second day here, make a trip to Plaza de Anaya and then steep yourself in history at Escuelas Menores.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salamanca planner.

Traveling by car from Merida to Salamanca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, Salamanca is a bit cooler than Merida - with highs of 31°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Segovia.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Segovia — 1 night

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de los Santos Justo y Pastor and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Cruz la Real.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Segovia itinerary site.

Take a train from Salamanca to Segovia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in September since evenings lows in Segovia dip to 17°C. You will leave for Toledo on the 29th (Thu).
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Toledo — 2 nights

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum and then steep yourself in history at Puerta del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Roman Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, and then admire the masterpieces at Hospital de Tavera.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Toledo day trip planning website.

You can drive from Segovia to Toledo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Segovia in September, you will find days in Toledo are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
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.