53 days in Spain, Andorra la Vella & Gibraltar Itinerary

53 days in Spain, Andorra la Vella & Gibraltar Itinerary

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53 days in Spain, Andorra la Vella & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 2 nights
bus + train:  3​h 30​min
3
Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Bilbao, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Burgos, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Oviedo, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Alicante, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
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Cordoba, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
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Merida, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
20
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
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Segovia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Toledo, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palau de la Musica Catalana, Poble Espanyol, Montjuic Castle, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Barcelona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Cluj-Napoca - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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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Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sant Cristofol d'Anyos Church, C.S. Santa Coloma, Valle de Incles, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Meritxell, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, then admire the striking features of Casa de la Vall, and finally explore the activities along Lagos de Tristania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, examine the collection at Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit, then identify plant and animal life at Valle de Incles, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S. Santa Coloma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Cristofol d'Anyos Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Barcelona to Andorra la Vella in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Canillo, Lagos de Tristania, Sant Cristofol d'Anyos Church, Museu Casa d'Areny-Plandolit, Valle de Incles
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Lagos de Tristania ©
Lagos de Tristania
Casa de la Vall ©
Casa de la Vall
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles ©
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles

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Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parroquia San Miguel de los Navarros, La Lonja and Caesaraugusta Theater Museum. On the 8th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra, snap pictures at Puente de Piedra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and finally appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Caesaraugusta Theater Museum, steep yourself in history at La Lonja, then appreciate the history behind Torre Del Pilar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Miguel de los Navarros, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zaragoza trip maker app .

Do a combination of bus and train from Andorra la Vella to Zaragoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bilbao.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
You've added Iglesia de San Nicolas, Palacio de la Diputacion, Catedral de Santiago, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Begona, then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santiago, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Diputacion, then catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bilbao road trip planning app .

Getting from Zaragoza to Bilbao by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Bilbao sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Burgos.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Palacio de la Diputacion ©
Palacio de la Diputacion

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Burgos, Spain

Burgos ©
Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. You've added Yacimientos de la Sierra de Atapuerca, Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos, Castillo de Burgos, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Burgos, then learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Evolucion Humana, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Burgos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Huelgas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartuja de Miraflores, and finally get insight into ancient worlds with Yacimientos de la Sierra de Atapuerca.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Burgos travel planner .

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Burgos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bilbao in November; daily highs in Burgos reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oviedo.

Things to do in Burgos

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Monasterio de Santo Domingo de Silos
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Catedral De Burgos ©
Catedral De Burgos
Cartuja de Miraflores ©
Cartuja de Miraflores
Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari ©
Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari

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Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. You've added Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA), Archaeological Museum of Asturias, Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Julian de los Prados, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, then see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Asturias, and finally examine the collection at Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA). Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Esculturas Oviedo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Fontan, then make a trip to Parroquia de San Isidoro El Real, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel de Lillo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oviedo online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Burgos to Oviedo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Burgos in November; daily highs in Oviedo reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Oviedo

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA)
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Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias ©
Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias
San Julian de los Prados ©
San Julian de los Prados
San Miguel de Lillo ©
San Miguel de Lillo

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), Museo do Pobo Galego and Muralla Romana de Lugo. On the 16th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Monasterio de San Martin Pinario, then examine the collection at Museo do Pobo Galego, then walk around Parque de la Alameda, and finally contemplate the long history of Muralla Romana de Lugo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), make a trip to Hostal dos Reis Católicos, then make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela planner .

Traveling by car from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Oviedo in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Santiago de Compostela. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Muralla Romana de Lugo, Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)
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Highlights from your plan
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Monasterio de San Martin Pinario ©
Monasterio de San Martin Pinario
Plaza del Obradoiro ©
Plaza del Obradoiro

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardi del Turia, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Santiago de Compostela to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in November, you will find days in Valencia are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia

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Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jardín Huerto del Cura, Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, Isla de Benidorm, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara, and then make a trip to Explanada de Espana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through El Palmeral, then admire the natural beauty at Jardín Huerto del Cura, then take a stroll through El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm, and finally step off the mainland to explore Isla de Benidorm.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alicante journey website .

Drive from Valencia to Alicante in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Alicante can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Elche, Benidorm
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
El Palmeral ©
El Palmeral
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante ©
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante
El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm ©
El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm

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Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cala Comte, Puerto de Ibiza, Cala Saladeta, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take a stroll through Dalt Vila, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Saladeta. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Puerto de Ibiza, then kick back and relax at Cala Comte, then kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, and finally head off the coast to Es Vedra.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ibiza Town journey builder app .

Fly from Alicante to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Saladeta, Cala Comte
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Highlights from your plan
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Es Vedra ©
Es Vedra

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Serra de Tramuntana, Sa Llotja and Banos Arabes. On the 24th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Banos Arabes, don't miss a visit to Sa Llotja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, then explore the historical opulence of Palau de l'Almudaina, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): Head underground at Cuevas del Drach, wander the streets of Alcudia Old Town, and then don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born.

To plan Palma de Mallorca vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Palma de Mallorca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Ibiza Town in November, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Palma de Mallorca. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cuevas del Drach, Serra de Tramuntana, Alcudia Old Town
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach
Alcudia Old Town ©
Alcudia Old Town

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Granada, Spain

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plaza de San Nicolas, Sacromonte, Basilica de San Juan de Dios, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, take a stroll through Albayzin, and get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Granada itinerary website .

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Granada by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Granada, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trafalgar Cemetery as well as Main Street. On the 29th (Fri), learn about all things military at The Great Siege Tunnels, then explore the striking landscape at St. Michael's Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Apes Den, and finally don't miss a visit to The Rock of Gibraltar. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Casemates Square, then wander the streets of Main Street, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Trafalgar Cemetery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Gibraltar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Granada in November since evenings lows in Gibraltar dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Europa Point ©
Europa Point
The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga as well as Castillo de Gibralfaro. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, pause for some serene contemplation at Malaga Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Malaga day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Malaga when traveling from Gibraltar in December, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

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Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Calahorra Tower, Casa de Sefarad and Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, take in the views from Roman Bridge, and wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in December, Cordoba is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

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Seville, Spain

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Casa de Pilatos, Basilica de la Macarena, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seville trip planner .

Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in December, Seville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ©
As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Las Canteras Beach as well as Catedral de Santa Ana. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a stroll through Vegueta, get engrossed in the history at Casa de Colon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Ana, and finally kick back and relax at Las Canteras Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria day trip app .

Getting from Seville to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is minus 1 hour. In December, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is somewhat warmer than Seville - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Vegueta ©
Vegueta
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Casa de Colon ©
Casa de Colon

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Santa Cruz de Tenerife ©
The lively port of Santa Cruz offers the convenience of a modern city while maintaining its laid-back island appeal.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parque De La Granja, Las Montanas de Anaga, Teide National Park, and other attractions. On the 9th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teide National Park and then Head underground at Cueva del Viento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Teresitas, take in nature's colorful creations at Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardin Botanico, don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Cristobal, then take in the awesome beauty at Las Montanas de Anaga, and finally walk around Parque De La Granja.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz de Tenerife route builder app .

Traveling by car from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Santa Cruz de Tenerife takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tenerife, Cueva del Viento
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Teide National Park ©
Teide National Park
Cueva del Viento ©
Cueva del Viento
Las Montanas de Anaga ©
Las Montanas de Anaga

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Merida, Spain

Merida ©
Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo De Cáceres, Old Town of Caceres and Teatro Romano de Merida. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, make a trip to Circo romano, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally make a trip to Acueducto de los Milagros. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, catch a live performance at Teatro Romano de Merida, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Caceres, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo De Cáceres.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Merida travel route builder site .

Getting from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Merida by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Cruz de Tenerife in December: highs in Merida hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.

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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Old Town of Caceres
Old Town of Caceres
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Roman Bridge

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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casa de las Conchas, Convento de las Duenas and St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban). Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then snap pictures at Puente Romano, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, then steep yourself in history at Convento de las Duenas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban).

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salamanca trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Merida to Salamanca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Merida in December, with highs in Salamanca at 11°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Avila.

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Historic Sites Museums
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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) ©
New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)

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Segovia, Spain

Segovia ©
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.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, then admire the striking features of Alcazar de Segovia, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Segovia road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Salamanca to Segovia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Segovia when traveling from Salamanca in December, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Segovia

Museums Historic Sites
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alcantara Bridge, Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, San Roman Church, and other attractions you added. Go for a jaunt from Toledo to Aranjuez to see Royal Palace of Aranjuez about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, browse the exhibits of Church of Santo Tomé, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museo del Greco.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Toledo trip planner.

Getting from Segovia to Toledo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Toledo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Royal Palace of Aranjuez
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
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Museo de Santa Cruz

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Gran Via, National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
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Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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