16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain route planner
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Fly
1
Toledo
— 1 night
Drive
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Granada
— 1 night
Drive
5
Murcia
— 1 night
Drive
6
Valencia
— 1 night
Fly
7
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Train
8
Zaragoza
— 1 night
Drive
9
Pamplona
— 1 night
Drive
10
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 1 night
Drive
11
Bilbao
— 1 night
Drive
12
Burgos
— 1 night
Drive
13
Madrid
— 1 night
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Toledo — 1 night

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 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, then visit Casco Historico de Toledo, and then don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Toledo itinerary website.

Bogota, Colombia to Toledo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Toledo is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in September; daily highs in Toledo reach 33°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Casa de Sefarad, then get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Cordoba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toledo in September: highs in Cordoba hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Seville.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for little chillier days in Seville, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Granada.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Granada — 1 night

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planner.

Drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Murcia.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Murcia — 1 night

Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Ntra. Sra. de la Fuensanta, then don't miss a visit to Real Casino de Murcia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Santa Maria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de la Merced.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Murcia online tour planner.

You can drive from Granada to Murcia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Murcia when traveling from Granada in September, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Valencia.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Valencia — 1 night

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through Platja La Malvarrosa, admire the natural beauty at Jardi del Turia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Valencia vacation maker.

Drive from Murcia to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Valencia sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Barcelona — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Playa de Sitges.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in October, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Zaragoza — 1 night

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 5th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Zaragoza travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Zaragoza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Zaragoza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Pamplona.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Pamplona — 1 night

Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pamplona, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Sta. Maria de Eunate.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pamplona online trip builder.

You can drive from Zaragoza to Pamplona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zaragoza in October, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Pamplona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

San Sebastian - Donostia — 1 night

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 7th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, stroll through Zurriola Beach, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Center of Hondarribia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia day trip app.

Traveling by car from Pamplona to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pamplona in October since evenings lows in San Sebastian - Donostia dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Bilbao.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Bilbao — 1 night

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bilbao trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Bilbao sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Burgos.
Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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Burgos — 1 night

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Cartuja de Miraflores, then contemplate the long history of Monasterio de las Huelgas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Los Condestables, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Burgos.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Burgos trip site.

Drive from Bilbao to Burgos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in October, things will get slightly colder in Burgos: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Madrid — 1 night

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

You can drive from Burgos to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Burgos in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Spain travel guide

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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.