51 days in Spain Itinerary

51 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain sightseeing planner

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Barcelona
— 17 nights
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Granada
— 4 nights
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Cadiz
— 4 nights
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Seville
— 4 nights
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Madrid
— 18 nights
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Barcelona

— 17 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Lloret de Mar (Parochial Rectory, Parish Church of Sant Roma, &more), Malgrat de Mar (Vladimir & Parroquia San Nicolas) and Tossa de Mar (Platja d’es Codolar, Vila Vella (Old Town), &more). Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at PortAventura. Spend the 24th (Tue) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary tool.

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 27:

Granada

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Malaga (Castillo de Gibralfaro, Alcazaba, &more) and Nerja (El Puente del Águila, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, wander the streets of Albayzin, and steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada day trip planning app.

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

Cadiz

— 4 nights
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Get out of town with these interesting Cadiz side-trips: Playa de la Barrosa (in Chiclana de la Frontera), Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia (in Bolonia) and Estepona (Velero Intrepido, Centro Historico de Estepona, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Paseo Canalejas, kick back and relax at Playa de Zahara, stroll through La Caleta Beach, and pick up some local products at Mercado Central.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cadiz travel route planner.

You can drive from Granada to Cadiz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cadiz: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ronda (Museo Lara, Puente Nuevo, &more) and Cordoba (Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seville visit planning app.

You can drive from Cadiz to Seville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cadiz in June: highs in Seville hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:

Madrid

— 18 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Parroquia de San Pedro Apostol (in Olias del Rey), Segovia (Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, La Muralla de Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas, Custodia de Arfe, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Madrid are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 29:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.