19 days in Spain, Edinburgh & London Itinerary

19 days in Spain, Edinburgh & London Itinerary

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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Alicante, Spain
— 3 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain — 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 12th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Estatua del Cenachero and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Victoria. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: push the limits with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Malaga visit planner.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Malaga is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Malaga is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cluj-Napoca in July, with highs in Malaga at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alicante.
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Alicante, Spain — 3 nights

City of Sun

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.
On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Mundomar and then see the interesting displays at Micro-Gigantic Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alicante trip itinerary app.

Drive from Malaga to Alicante in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Alicante can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 3 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Colon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de la Patacona.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Alicante to Valencia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Valencia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 4 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Clara Island and Ondarreta Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll around Cristina Enea parkea, stop by auka, snap pictures at Zurriolako zubia, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Valencia to San Sebastian - Donostia in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, San Sebastian - Donostia is little chillier than Valencia - with highs of 29°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Grassmarket. The adventure continues: stroll around Holyrood Park, admire the striking features of Moubray House, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find out how to plan a trip to Edinburgh, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in July, with highs in Edinburgh at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at BrakeAway Bike Tours and then get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and then make a trip to Trafalgar Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary site.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, you will find days in London are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Nightlife
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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Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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