Plan Your Excellent Spain Itinerary with These Detailed Templates!

Need to discover Spain however confused concerning the excellent itinerary? You aren’t alone! It may be a real problem figuring out what number of days to spend exploring. From 5 day Spain itineraries to 7 or 10 days, to 14-day itineraries – there are definitely numerous completely different routes and choices to select from. The arduous half? Not one of the routes are essentially unhealthy or incorrect since there’s simply a lot to see and do throughout Spain!

In comparison with another nations we’ve got lately visited (equivalent to Montenegro), Spain is a rustic that most individuals are aware of – or have at the least heard the identify earlier than. In 2017, Spain was the second most visited nation on this planet (you possibly can learn the total article right here). Due to its recognition, Spain information is admittedly flowing across the journey world lately!

It’s no secret that Lisa lived in Spain and took full benefit of her location (and her Spanish language information)! So, she’s skilled fairly a couple of of the locations we suggest beneath for an ideal cease in your itinerary! In case you are planning your go to to Spain, take a look at our different posts on travelling, working, and finding out in Spain!

Issues to Take into account When Travelling in Spain

Earlier than you dive into Spain journey planning, you’ll wish to think about a couple of particulars. From the forex they use (the Euro) to the climate, public transport, and the very best time to go to, we cowl a couple of key areas beneath that can assist you put together.

Greatest Time of Yr to Go to Spain

Spain is a vacation spot that could be visited yr spherical – you simply need to set your expectations proper. Lisa visited Malaga with a good friend in December and it was fairly heat however after all not heat sufficient to go swimming.

For the reason that nation is sort of massive and has a various geography, there are literally quite a lot of completely different local weather zones in Spain. Typically, the summers are scorching and dry whereas the winters are delicate and fairly wet. The common most temperature for July and August is 30 °C and 17/16 °C in December and January. Nonetheless, this may fluctuate drastically relying on which metropolis you might be visiting (e.g. Granada is all the time a bit bit colder).

We’d suggest that you simply keep away from the south – particularly Seville – and Madrid in July and August since it could get VERY scorching. And in line with Lisa’s Spanish trainer in Bilbao, it could most likely even be a good suggestion to keep away from visiting the Basque nation in the course of the winter months since it could rain quite a bit.

In our opinion, the proper months for visiting Spain could be from March to June and September to the tip of October.

Public Transportation in Spain

Spain has a really effectively developed long-distance bus system. Lisa was particularly impressed by that since in Germany lengthy distance buses didn’t exist till a couple of years in the past and typically it could nonetheless be a bit chaotic or unclear.

In Spain, virtually each main metropolis has an precise bus station (and never only a signpost). One of many largest bus firms in Spain is Alsa. Lisa has used them fairly a couple of occasions when dwelling in Spain (to go from Madrid to Bilbao for instance) and all the time had a pleasing expertise.

Along with buses, Spain additionally has a reasonably good rail system. You possibly can examine the practice connections and costs on the RENFE web site right here. We’d suggest that you simply all the time examine each buses and trains as typically they take roughly the identical period of time and the bus could be considerably cheaper. In a couple of areas (equivalent to components of the Basque nation), the buses could be really quite a bit sooner than the practice.

You possibly can attain all the locations talked about in these Spain itineraries with public transport. So if you happen to don’t really feel comfy with renting a automotive in another country you possibly can nonetheless observe all of those itineraries. The bus and practice stations are sometimes very centrally situated so it shouldn’t be a trouble to get into the centre in any of the cities.

Automotive Rental in Spain

If you want to lease a automotive and make these itineraries a highway journey that could be a nice possibility, too. Driving in Spain is mostly fairly secure – however it could get a bit loopy in larger cities like Barcelona or Madrid. Spaniards additionally like to hurry – however in case you are a assured but cautious driver then this shouldn’t be a difficulty.

Since Spain is such a preferred vacation spot, there are many completely different rental automotive companies obtainable. You possibly can evaluate costs from completely different companies during your journey with this helpful comparability device. Make sure that to learn the advantageous print about extra prices in case there are any points.

In Spain, there are fairly a couple of toll roads which begin with an ‘AP’ within the identify. If you wish to keep away from paying tolls you possibly can typically discover a highway that runs in an analogous path. Typically, your driving time will likely be longer if you happen to keep away from toll roads however you by no means know which hidden gems you come throughout in your means.

Journey Insurance coverage for Spain

When visiting Spain you – and particularly when renting a automotive – it is best to get journey insurance coverage. When you’ll most likely be advantageous, accidents do occur (and Spaniards are extra reckless drivers that in different nations) and they are often costly. That’s why we all the time journey with insurance coverage.

When you dwell in a European nation and have a European medical insurance, you may get the blue EU Medical insurance card with which you might be coated in emergencies. When you don’t have that possibility, we suggest that you simply get personal journey insurance coverage. Eric has used World Nomads a number of occasions for that previously. You possibly can examine how a lot you’d pay to be coated to your Spain journey right here.

Spain Itinerary 5 Days

When you plan on travelling by Spain for less than 5 days, it’d be finest to fly into one of many larger cities as they’re often effectively linked with different European cities. Relying in your route, you possibly can both take public transport if the journey occasions align together with your plans or go for a rental automotive if you want extra flexibility.

As with the opposite Spain itineraries on this weblog publish, our 5-day itineraries are fairly fast-paced. Nonetheless, since it’s just about not possible to go prime to backside and really see components of the nation we determined to put in writing two separate Spain itineraries for five days.

One covers the north and northeast of Spain whereas the opposite itinerary covers the south of the nation. Select the one that’s extra appropriate to your curiosity and journey plans and be at liberty to switch the written itineraries nonetheless you see match!

Spain Itinerary 5 Days – Northern Journey

For this basic 5 day journey throughout the northern components of Spain, the whole driving time is about 8 hours and covers round 750km. When you lease a automotive, given this actual route, there are tolls on a lot of the highways so hold that in thoughts that it could be longer if you happen to took non-tolled roads which may be extra oblique. A bus would have the ability to breeze proper alongside these highways, nonetheless.

Day 1: Barcelona
Day 2: Half Day Barcelona/ Zaragoza
Day 3: Logroño
Day 4: Donostia-San Sebastián
Day 5: Bilbao

Day 1: Barcelona

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Benefit from the waterfront in Barcelona with a stroll alongside it!

Barcelona is an effective metropolis to start out a highway journey since it’s a standard vacationer vacation spot and thus has frequent flights to different European or Worldwide cities. Barcelona is the capital metropolis of Catalonia which has its personal distinctive tradition and language subsequent to Spanish.

Since it’s such a preferred metropolis, the automotive rental trade could be very effectively developed and it’s simple to select up a rental automotive from the airport or within the metropolis. You could find your rental automotive in Barcelona right here. Alternatively, the bus station in Barcelona is nice and simple to succeed in from the centre. There are quite a few connections to Zaragoza which would be the subsequent cease in your 5 day Spain itinerary.

Lodging in Barcelona: As a brilliant standard vacationer vacation spot, there are many accommodations and flats obtainable in Barcelona. Particularly, for accommodations take a look at Catalonia Born Lodge with a boutique model and rooftop pool within the metropolis centre and near the seaside.

When you journey by automotive, Sallés Lodge Pere IV is a stunning and inexpensive resort with spa within the coronary heart of the town with a non-public parking storage onsite.

As for hostels, you possibly can take a look at Barcelona hostels right here. Particularly, we appreciated Kabul Hostel. This place even made our listing of favorite hostels throughout Europe. Total, since Barcelona is so standard we strongly advise you to e book prematurely – particularly throughout summer season – as it could get very costly in any other case.

Should-see Points of interest in Barcelona:

  • Sagrada Familia
  • Park Güell
  • Las Ramblas

We’ve written an entire information on a few of the unimaginable locations to go to in Barcelona in case you are considering seeing extra!

Day 2: Barcelona/Zaragoza

On the second day of your 5 days in Spain, you’ll spend the morning in Barcelona (you’ll get a restaurant con leche y croissant in any cafe/bar for fairly low-cost if you happen to get off the principle vacationer roads) after which drive from Barcelona to Zaragoza later within the day.

The drive from Barcelona to Zaragoza will take you roughly 3 hrs 10 min by automotive (features a toll highway), 3,5 hrs by bus and 1,5 hrs by practice. If you find yourself taking the practice, attempt to e book prematurely if you happen to can as it will often find yourself being cheaper.

Lodging in Zaragoza: Since Zaragoza is a smaller metropolis, there are fewer lodging to select from – however nonetheless numerous actually nice choices. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in Zaragoza.

Particularly, we love the look of Lodge Sauce. This vibrant and ethereal resort is situated proper within the metropolis centre and affords do-it-yourself buffet breakfast, air con, and personal parking onsite for these travelling by automotive.

In case you are searching for a rooftop pool, Lodge Palafox has you coated! Additionally situated proper within the coronary heart of the town, the resort has a cool decor, nice metropolis views, tasty breakfast, and in addition has parking and air con!

There aren’t a ton of hostels however the ones that do exist are well-rated – so you possibly can examine right here for hostels in Zaragoza.

Should-see Points of interest in Zaragoza:

  • Basílica del Pilar
  • Aljafería Palace
  • Cathedral San Salvador

Day 3: Logroño

In your third day, you’ll drive from Zaragoza to Logroño which is the capital of the autonomous area of La Rioja and identified for its scrumptious wine. When you get the prospect go to one of many wineries and do a wine tasting – please plan forward if you happen to’re travelling by automotive since ingesting and driving is an enormous no-no!

The drive will likely be quite a bit shorter than the day earlier than. By automotive, it’ll take you roughly 1 hr 40 min and by bus the journey could be round 2 hrs if you happen to get a direct bus.

Lodging in Logroño: Equally to Zaragoza, Logroño is a smaller metropolis with many nice lodging within the coronary heart of the town. You possibly can examine right here for flats and accommodations in Logroño.

Particularly, Lodge Murrieta is a well-liked and really inexpensive possibility with a superb breakfast proper within the coronary heart of the town. When you drive a automotive, Lodge Calle Mayor is a extra charming (however nonetheless very inexpensive) resort with safe underground parking on the resort.

In case you are searching for a hostel in Logroño, there aren’t many however the ones that exist are excellent. You possibly can examine right here for hostels in Logroño.

Should-see Points of interest in Logroño :

  • Cathedral of Santa María de Redonda
  • Church of San Bartolomé
  • The Bodegas (Wineries)

Day 4: Donostia-San Sebastián

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The waterfront in San Sebastian is totally beautiful!

Some would think about San Sebastián one of the crucial lovely cities in Spain and Lisa can see why. When she lived in Bilbao she visited San Sebastián fairly a couple of occasions and actually loved the vibe of the city (and having a stupendous seaside so shut). Don’t neglect to eat some scrumptious Pintxos since San Sebastián is very identified for them!

The drive from Logroño to San Sebastián takes round 2 hrs by automotive, between 2 and 5 hrs by public transport. Since you might be travelling between two smaller cities the connections will not be that nice and we’d suggest planning forward to compensate for this.

Lodging in San Sebastián: San Sebastián is among the most costly cities in Spain and extremely popular amongst luxurious travellers. So, don’t be stunned if lodging appear a bit dearer total. That stated, you possibly can nonetheless discover an ideal place to remain that fits your finances and elegance if you happen to’re not searching for luxurious. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in San Sebastián.

Particularly, you possibly can take a look at Informal de las Olas San Sebastián. This resort is a bit farther from the previous city and seaside, however makes up for it in modern decor, breakfast, and air con.

If you’d like extra of a laid-back guesthouse really feel, take a look at Talaia HT. This genuine and comfortable guesthouse is situated within the coronary heart of the previous city – and has public parking close by.

In case you are searching for a hostel, you’ll find nice hostels throughout San Sebastián right here. Wherever you e book, our recommendation is to e book early to seek out offers and customarily get monetary savings when reserving.

Should-see Points of interest in San Sebastián :

  • Urgull Hill
  • Performs de La Concha
  • San Sebastián Cathedral

Day 5: Bilbao

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The Guggenheim Museum by no means disappoints!

Bilbao needs to be certainly one of Lisa’s favorite Spanish cities. Not as a result of it’s particularly lovely, however as a result of she lived there for a couple of months and it felt like dwelling from the start. When you get the prospect, take the metro to one of many seashores – you gained’t remorse it!

The drive from San Sebastián to Bilbao is a brief and exquisite one as you’ll drive by some mountainous areas. By automotive it’ll take you roughly 1 hr 15 min and by bus the journey will likely be round 1,5 hours.

Bilbao additionally marks the tip of this 5 day Northern Spain itinerary. Bilbao is an effective metropolis to fly out of because it is among the largest cities within the area and effectively linked to larger airports in different European cities. To get to the airport you possibly can merely take the Airport bus from the bus station at San Mames.

Lodging in Bilbao: Since Bilbao is a much bigger metropolis there’s a wider number of lodging obtainable. You possibly can examine right here for flats and accommodations in Bilbao.

Particularly, Lodge NH Bilbao Deusto is a vibrant and easy resort with buffet breakfast and personal underground parking. Lisa had buddies keep there and appreciated it. It’s not proper within the coronary heart of the town centre – however throughout the water from the Guggenheim Museum!

If you wish to keep proper within the coronary heart of previous city Bilbao, it is best to positively take a look at Ercilla Hotela. It is a very trendy and standard resort with an incredible rooftop terrace, lounge, additionally onsite parking, and conventional Basque meals within the restaurant!

In case you are searching for a less expensive place to remain, Bcool Hostel is a really “cool” hostel in Bilbao. Typically, keep in mind to e book lodging nearer to the town centre/the river since the remainder of Bilbao could be fairly hilly!

Should-see Points of interest in Bilbao:

  • Guggenheim Museum
  • The Outdated City (Casco Viejo)
  • Zubizuri Bridge

*Simply so you recognize, we’ve got an entire detailed information on Bilbao issues to do!

Spain Itinerary 5 Days – Southern Spain Itinerary

If you want to discover Southern Spain as a substitute of the north, then we’d suggest the next 5 days Southern Spain itinerary. Typically, the south is a bit bit hotter than the north so possibly don’t strive to do that journey in the course of the summer season warmth as it may be fairly exhausting!

The itinerary is simply over 600 kilometres with a complete driving time between 7 and eight hours relying in your mode of transportation.

Day 1: Málaga
Day 2: Day journey to Granada
Day 3: Marbella
Day 4: Cádiz
Day 5: Seville

Day 1: Málaga

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Discover Malaga and wave to the cruise ships that cease in.

We’re beginning this itinerary in Málaga since it’s a straightforward airport to fly in from different components of Europe. When Lisa arrived on the airport the primary time she was really sort of shocked to see that each one the indicators had been written in German as effectively. Evidently, Málaga is a extremely popular vacation spot amongst German vacationers. It’s additionally an attention-grabbing metropolis to go to within the wintertime!

Lisa didn’t like the town that a lot (as in wouldn’t wish to dwell there), however it’s positively price exploring for a day or two. Additionally it is fairly simple to get from the airport to the town centre by public transport. You could find your rental automotive from Malaga right here.

Lodging in Málaga: Malaga is a well-liked vacationer vacation spot within the south of Spain and so there are many completely different lodging choices. That stated, flats leases are a extremely popular possibility. You possibly can examine right here for flats or accommodations in Malaga.

Particularly, in order for you a resort, take a look at Lodge Boutique Teatro Romano. This minimalist design resort is vibrant and clear and affords a wonderful breakfast whereas being situated proper within the coronary heart of the town centre.

In case you are planning to remain in Malaga a bit longer, take a look at Apartamentos Nono. Positioned near the seaside and a fast stroll to the town centre, these flats have kitchenettes for smaller meals, terraces, and onsite personal parking.

In case you are looking for a hostel, Malaga has tons. You possibly can seek for hostels in Malaga right here. When visiting Malaga with a good friend, Lisa stayed at Casa Al Sur Terraza. Regardless that it’s a “hostel”, it’s a preferred place to remain in Malaga. They’ve personal rooms and a stunning rooftop terrace. Her and her woman good friend stayed in a non-public room and cherished it!

Simply keep in mind for this itinerary, whereever you e book you have to to remain for 2 nights!

Should-see Points of interest in Málaga:

  • Alcazaba Palace
  • Picasso Museum
  • Cathedral of Málaga

Day 2: Day journey to Granada

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How are you going to miss Alhambra in Granada?

At this time you’ll take a day journey to Granada. When you determined to lease a automotive you are able to do this by automotive, however then have to seek out parking in Granada. Lisa and her good friend took the bus to Granada which was fairly simple to do since there are frequent buses all through the day.

In Granada, you HAVE to go see La Alhambra. Make sure that to e book your ticket prematurely (honest there may be solely a restricted quantity of spots per day). Lisa and her good friend needed to decide up her tickets at an workplace within the metropolis earlier than going to the precise attraction. Double examine your ticket because you might need to do this, too!

The journey from Málaga to Granada is roughly 1,5 hrs by automotive and 2 hrs by bus.

Lodging in Granada: You gained’t want a spot to sleep in Granada because you’ll be returning to Málaga on the finish of the day.

However IF you might be curious – take a look at Lodge Granada Heart or Granada 5 Senses Rooms & Suites for 2 nice accommodations within the coronary heart of the historic metropolis centre!

Should-see Points of interest in Granada:

  • Alhambra Palace
  • Albaicín District
  • Cathedral of Granada

Day 3: Marbella

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Marbella is a really luxurious place to take a look at…

On the third day of this 5 day Southern Spain itinerary you’ll drive from Málaga to Marbella. Marbella is a metropolis by the water and a part of the effectively know Costa del Sol. It is among the hottest vacationer cities within the area primarily as a result of its good seashores and local weather.

Since Marbella is sort of near Málaga the drive gained’t be lengthy – supplying you with extra time to discover the town and loosen up on the seashores. The journey takes roughly 1 hour by automotive (there are completely different routes a few of which embody toll roads) and 1.5 hours by bus.

Lodging in Marbella: For the reason that tourism trade is sort of developed in Marbella, there are many superb sunny lodging to select from. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations and flats in Marbella. 

Particularly, Paloma Blanca Boutique Lodge is a beautiful (and inexpensive) boutique resort with breakfast and free personal parking onsite. 

In case you are searching for extra of a seaside resort, Amàre Seaside Lodge Marbella is a stupendous all-inclusive adult-only seaside facet resort with breakfast, spa, pool, superb views, and extra!

Should-see Points of interest in Marbella:

  • The Outdated City of Marbella
  • Avenida del Mar
  • Puerto Banús

Day 4: Cádiz

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We think about Cádiz a hidden gem…

Cádiz is usually thought-about a hidden gem in Spain. Tons of people that have been there appear to find it irresistible and Lisa is dying to go to the town. Enjoyable reality: Some consider Cádiz because the oldest constantly inhabited metropolis in Western Europe. It’s simply barely smaller than Marbella with numerous points of interest ready to be explored.

Driving from Marbella to Cádiz by automotive will take you roughly 2 hours together with a toll highway and barely longer if you wish to keep away from toll roads. You’ll drive alongside the coast for some time and will think about stopping alongside the way in which. An alternative choice could be to make a pit cease in Gibraltar which you’ll cross alongside the way in which.

Sadly, Marbella and Cádiz don’t appear to be linked effectively by public transport and travelling between the 2 cities would contain going again to Málaga and/or by Sevilla (or Seville because the English prefer to name it). Whether it is an excessive amount of of a trouble so that you can get from Marbella to Cádiz, think about skipping it and going straight to Seville as a substitute.

Lodging in Cádiz: Regardless that Cádiz is a smaller metropolis, there are many locations to remain. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations and flats in Cádiz.

Particularly, Lodge Boutique Convento Cádiz is a beautiful resort within the previous city (near the seaside) with an ideal breakfast and personal parking close by.

Alquimia Albergue-Lodge is a cool and comfortable resort (additionally within the metropolis centre) near the seaside and in addition with parking close by. As for hostels, Cádiz does have fairly a couple of hostels with superb scores. You possibly can examine right here for hostels in Cádiz.

Should-see Points of interest in Cádiz:

  • Cádiz Cathedral
  • Fortress San Sebastian
  • Plaza de San Juan de Dios

Day 5: Seville

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It’s important to see this Cathedral..

Seville is one other standard vacation spot in Spain and sometimes thought-about one of many hottest cities of the nation. Subsequently we’d not suggest going there throughout July and August if you happen to don’t like excessive warmth (Lisa positively doesn’t).

It’s a lovely metropolis with numerous points of interest to take a look at so remember to have a superb period of time for exploring. When you don’t find yourself going to Cádiz, there may be greater than sufficient to do in Seville to maintain you busy for 2 days!

Driving from Cádiz to Seville will take you roughly 1.5 hours by automotive and simply barely longer (1 hr 45 min) by bus. Seville additionally marks the tip of this Southern Spain journey because it has an enormous airport which makes it tremendous simple so that you can fly again dwelling.

Lodging in Seville: Seville is a much bigger and extremely popular metropolis so there isn’t any scarcity of nice lodging choices. You possibly can examine right here for flats and accommodations in Seville. Particularly, it’s important to see Petit Palace Puerta de Triana. This very stylish and funky design resort affords a buffet breakfast and is situated proper within the metropolis centre near prime points of interest.

If you’d like a extra historic keep, Lodge Simon is a extra easy and genuine resort. It’s situated in a historic constructing, additionally does breakfast, and can be situated within the coronary heart of the town centre. Neither of the above accommodations provide parking – however few within the metropolis centre of Seville provide onsite parking (and even public parking close by).

In case you are seeking to have parking obtainable, then you possibly can take a look at La Parada del Marqués. It’s a stupendous guesthouse/resort additionally centrally situated and providing breakfast choices and good connections to public transit!

In case you are searching for a hostel, you possibly can seek for hostels in Seville right here. Once more, since Seville is so standard we’d advise reserving forward – particularly in the course of the excessive season!

Should-see Points of interest in Seville:

  • Seville Cathedral
  • Alcázar
  • Plaza de España

Spain Itinerary 7 Days

In case you have barely extra time to discover Spain, we’ve got additionally created two 7 day Spain itineraries for you. You’ll see that after once more we provide you with two choices since seven days are – in our opinion at the least – nonetheless not sufficient to see the entire nation.

Subsequently, you’ll discover a 7 Day Western Spain Itinerary and a 7 Day Jap Spain Itinerary beneath. As all the time, be at liberty to switch them to make them suit your actual plans!

Spain Journey Itinerary 7 Days – Western Journey

For this itinerary, the whole driving time could be round 14 hours and the gap could be round 1300 km. These estimates account for the Toledo day journey (and again to Madrid) AND ending with ONE of both Seville OR Malaga from Córdoba. So, in idea, it could possibly be shorter or longer than we’ve got indicated right here on the map!

We’ve already coated a few of the locations above, however we’ll point out the necessary components once more to make it simpler so that you can plan your actual journey. Please be aware that we gained’t really embody any locations on the west coast of Spain – that might be an entire different journey in itself. Your 7 Day Western Spain Itinerary might look one thing like this:

Day 1: Bilbao
Day 2: Burgos
Day 3: Salamanca
Day 4: Madrid
Day 5: Madrid / Day journey to Toledo
Day 6: Córdoba
Day 7: Seville or Málaga

Day 1: Bilbao

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The numerous sides of Bilbao – autumn leaves make for superb strolls by the town.

Equally to how we ended the five-day itinerary in Bilbao, we’ll begin this itinerary there as it’s a comparatively simple airport to fly into from different locations in Europe. When you’re beginning your longer Spain journey, you’ll find your rental automotive in Bilbao right here.

Make sure that to make use of your time to discover the Casco Viejo (the Outdated City) and stroll alongside the river! There are some nice Pintxo locations within the Outdated City that it is best to completely take a look at!

Lodging in Bilbao: Bilbao is a bigger metropolis so there’s fairly quite a lot of lodging obtainable. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in Bilbao.

Particularly, Lodge NH Bilbao Deusto is a vibrant and easy resort with good breakfast and underground personal parking. Pals of Lisa stayed there and stated they loved it. It’s near the river throughout from the Guggenheim Museum however nonetheless a fast stroll to the previous city.

To remain within the coronary heart of previous city Bilbao, it’s important to see Ercilla Hotela. It is a very trendy and standard resort with a stunning rooftop terrace and lounge, onsite parking, they usually even serve conventional Basque meals!

As for hostels, Bcool Hostel is a really “cool” hostel in Bilbao. Typically, keep in mind to e book any accommodations or lodging considerably nearer to the town centre/the river as a result of Bilbao could be fairly hilly across the edges!

Should-see Points of interest in Bilbao:

  • Guggenheim Museum
  • The Outdated City (Casco Viejo)
  • Zubizuri Bridge

Day 2: Burgos

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Burgos is stuffed with beautiful sights and issues to take a look at!

Burgos may not be a metropolis that’s instantly in your radar for locations to go to in Spain however we’d suggest a cease there in your means south. Lisa visited Burgos with buddies on a day journey from Bilbao so she is aware of how simple it’s to get there. Burgos is a pleasant metropolis however since there may be not a ton to see, one evening is the proper period of time in our opinion.

Getting from Bilbao to Burgos takes roughly 1.5 hours by automotive and 2 hours by bus.

Lodging in Burgos: Burgos just isn’t a very massive metropolis, however you possibly can nonetheless discover numerous nice lodging. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in Burgos.

Particularly, Lodge Puerta de Burgos is a well-liked, stylish, and inexpensive resort with personal underground parking on the resort. This makes it an ideal possibility you probably have a automotive as a result of it’s a bit farther from the centre (nonetheless fairly shut) and simply off the motorway.

One other nice resort nearer to the town centre/points of interest is NH Assortment Palacio de Burgos. That is a chic resort with an ideal breakfast and personal parking, too. If you wish to keep in a resort that bodily faces the well-known Burgos Cathedral, take a look at Lodge Mesón del Cid!

Should-see Points of interest in Burgos:

  • Burgos Cathedral
  • Las Huelgas
  • Museum of Human Evolution

Day 3: Salamanca

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Salamanca – The Golden Metropolis of Spain

From Burgos, your journey continues to Salamanca – one other certainly one of Lisa’s favorite cities in Spain. Salamanca is typically known as “The Golden Metropolis of Spain” and also you’ll perceive why. The numerous sandstone buildings get illuminated superbly by the solar – making it seem golden. You’ll want to carry your digital camera since you’ll wish to use it in Salamanca. Our tip: Cross the river to get superb photographs of the cathedral.

Getting from Burgos to Salamanca is simple and can take roughly 2.5 hours by automotive or 3 hours by bus.

Lodging in Salamanca: Salamanca has numerous nice lodging within the metropolis. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in Salamanca. Particularly, Hospes Palacio de San Esteban is an authentic-style resort within the metropolis centre with an unimaginable breakfast and onsite personal parking

In case you are searching for a really inexpensive resort with views of the Cathedral, Lodge San Polo is for you. The favored resort is in a location that doesn’t get rather more central! There’s no parking obtainable – making it nice if you happen to journey by bus and practice solely.

When Lisa visited Salamanca on a weekend journey, she stayed in a hostel with buddies near the Outdated City and cherished it. You possibly can take a look at the great choice of hostels in Salamanca. 

Should-see Points of interest in Salamanca:

  • Salamanca Cathedral (Outdated + New)
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Salamanca College

Day 4: Madrid

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The Royal Palace of Madrid attracts in LOTS of holiday makers yr after yr!

Since Madrid is the capital of Spain you shouldn’t miss it in your itinerary. Conveniently additionally it is fairly shut and simple to get to from Salamanca. Since there may be a lot to see in Madrid someday to discover may not be sufficient for you. That’s why you would possibly go for spending two days in Madrid as a substitute. Lisa has been to Madrid two occasions now and nonetheless hasn’t seen every part there may be to see. However at the least you’ll get a superb sampler!

As talked about, getting from Salamanca to Madrid is simple. The journey will take roughly 2 hrs 12 min by automotive (together with a toll highway) and 3 hours by bus. Madrid’s fundamental bus station is definitely underground which is sort of cool and precipitated quite a lot of confusion for Lisa and her buddies after they tried to seek out it the primary time.

Lodging in Madrid: Being the capital metropolis of Spain, Madrid is a well-liked metropolis with tons and plenty of lodging choices. Needless to say Madrid has many “hostals” that are technically guesthouses however are principally accommodations. Additionally, you probably have a automotive don’t be stunned if parking is in a public lot for a excessive price – that’s simply Madrid. You possibly can examine right here for flats and accommodations in Madrid. 

Particularly, you would possibly wish to take a look at Room007 Choose Sol. This charming and classy resort is true within the coronary heart of the town, has air con, and serves breakfast at a restaurant subsequent door!

In case you are searching for a extra easy keep proper within the centre, take a look at Hostal Madrid. This genuine guesthouse is so centrally situated with prime points of interest and a metro station across the nook. It’s such good worth for cash that the 2 occasions Lisa travelled to Madrid she really stayed right here each occasions!

Must you be on the hunt for an precise hostel, you possibly can examine right here for hostels in Madrid. Remember wherever you e book, you may be reserving lodging for 2 nights. 

Should-see Points of interest in Madrid:

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Museum Reina Sofia
  • Puerta del Sol

*Though, take into accout we’ve got an entire separate detailed information on superb issues to do in Madrid.

Day 5: Madrid or Day journey to Toledo

As talked about, you would possibly decide to spend one other day in Madrid since there may be a lot to see. If that’s the case learn our Madrid information linked to above to get extra suggestions. Alternatively, you could possibly decide to go on a day journey to Toledo, a stupendous small metropolis not too removed from Madrid.

When you don’t wish to drive there your self, you possibly can select to e book a day tour which features a tour of Toledo amongst different issues. If you wish to drive your self the journey will take you roughly 1 hour by automotive and the identical period of time by bus.

Should-see Points of interest in Toledo:

  • Toledo Cathedral
  • Alcázar
  • Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes

Day 6: Córdoba

large church on hill at night with bridge leading to it in cordoba spain itinerary
How are you going to NOT go to Cordoba?!

The following day you’ll drive to Córdoba, a metropolis in Andalusia identified for its well-known flower avenue – amongst different issues after all. There’s quite a lot of historical past to be present in Córdoba so think about taking a strolling tour if you wish to study extra about it.

That is certainly one of few routes the place you’ll really be sooner taking public transport as if you happen to had been to drive your self since there’s a good practice connection between Madrid and Córdoba. Driving by automotive takes roughly 4 hours whereas the journey by practice could be barely shorter with 2 hrs 15 min.

Lodging in Córdoba: When you’re searching for a resort, there are lot of choices to select from. You possibly can examine now for accommodations in Córdoba. Particularly, Maciá Alfaros is an genuine resort situated proper within the coronary heart of the town centre with an unimaginable swimming pool and simple parking onsite.

Lodge Cordoba Heart is a chic resort situated exterior the guts of the centre. It’s nonetheless very walkable to the centre, could be very near the practice station, and has a rooftop pool with superb views! There are fairly a couple of hostels with excellent scores in Córdoba so you possibly can examine right here for hostels in Córdoba.

Should-see Points of interest in Córdoba:

  • Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba
  • Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Historic Heart of Córdoba

Day 7: Seville or Málaga

For this itinerary, you possibly can determine wherein metropolis you wish to finish your journey. For some, it could be extra handy to fly out of Seville whereas for others Málaga could be the higher possibility. So it’s actually as much as you and your desire!

The journey from Córdoba to Seville takes roughly 1 hr 40 min by automotive and 45 min by practice. The time it takes to get from Córdoba to Málaga isn’t for much longer with 1 hr 50 min by automotive and 50 min by practice.

Lodging in Seville: As talked about above, Seville is a well-liked metropolis so there may be all the time lodging to select from. You possibly can examine right here for flats and accommodations in Seville. Particularly, take a look at Petit Palace Puerta de Triana. This stylish design resort affords a buffet breakfast and a very nice location within the metropolis centre.

For a historic keep, Lodge Simon is a extra easy and genuine resort. It’s situated in a historic constructing, does breakfast, and can be situated within the metropolis centre. Neither of the above accommodations have parking – however fewer properties in Seville provide onsite parking (and even public parking close by).

In case you are travelling by automotive and wish parking obtainable, then take a look at La Parada del Marqués. It’s a stupendous guesthouse/resort additionally centrally situated with breakfast choices and good connections to public transit!

If you’d like a hostel keep, you possibly can seek for hostels in Seville right here. No matter what kind of lodging you e book, Seville is standard so we’d advise reserving forward – particularly in the course of the excessive season!

Should-see Points of interest in Seville:

  • Seville Cathedral
  • Alcázar
  • Plaza de España

Lodging in Málaga: Malaga is a well-liked vacation spot within the south of Spain with numerous completely different lodging choices. That stated, flats leases are a extremely popular – and you’ll examine right here for flats or accommodations in Malaga.

Particularly, for accommodations you possibly can take a look at Lodge Boutique Teatro Romano. This design resort is vibrant and clear and affords breakfast whereas being situated proper within the coronary heart of the town.

In case you are planning for an extended keep, take a look at Apartamentos Nono. Positioned near the seaside and a fast stroll to the town centre, these flats have kitchenettes, terraces, and onsite personal parking.

If you’d like a hostel, Malaga has tons. You possibly can seek for hostels in Malaga right here. When visiting Malaga with a good friend, Lisa stayed at Casa Al Sur Terraza. Regardless that it’s a “hostel”, it’s a preferred place – with personal rooms and a stunning rooftop terrace. Her and her woman good friend stayed in a non-public room and cherished it!

Should-see Points of interest in Málaga:

  • Alcazaba Palace
  • Picasso Museum
  • Cathedral of Málaga

Spain Journey Itinerary 7 Days – Jap Journey

If the opposite 7 day Spain itinerary doesn’t actually enchantment to you and also you wish to keep nearer to the coast, possibly this itinerary is extra to your liking. The driving time could be simply shy of 11 hours and could be roughly 1000 km driving distance!

Day 1+ 2: Barcelona
Day 3: Valencia
Day 4: Alicante
Day 5: Murcia
Day 6: Granada
Day 7: Málaga

Day 1 + 2: Barcelona

green grass around monument in barcelona spain itinerary
Barcelona has magnificence round principally each nook – or roundabout!

As soon as once more, this itinerary begins in Barcelona because it is among the best airports to fly into. Since you’ve got a bit bit extra time with this itinerary you’ll keep in Barcelona for 2 days.

There’s tons to see so you continue to gained’t see every part, however positively greater than in simply someday. To then proceed on with this itinerary by Spain, you’ll find your rental automotive in Barcelona right here.

Lodging in Barcelona: As talked about above, there are many accommodations and flats in Barcelona. For accommodations, you would possibly like Catalonia Born Lodge with a boutique model and rooftop pool near the seaside within the metropolis centre.

When you journey by automotive, Sallés Lodge Pere IV is an inexpensive resort with spa within the coronary heart of the town with a non-public parking storage.

As for hostels, you possibly can examine right here for Barcelona hostels. We appreciated Kabul Hostel. Wherever you keep, keep in mind to e book prematurely as a result of the town does replenish and it could get costly! And keep in mind, you’ll be staying at this place for 2 nights.

Should-see Points of interest in Barcelona:

  • Sagrada Familia
  • Park Güell
  • Las Ramblas

Day 3: Valencia

long water fountain in front of white building and white museum dome at end valencia spain itinerary
The gorgeous and futuristic Metropolis of Arts and Science to discover..

The third day of this Spain itinerary will take you from Barcelona to Valencia which is one other metropolis on Lisa’s favorite listing. It was really the primary Spanish metropolis she visited and he or she fell in love with the town and its individuals immediately. Her favorite half is that there’s a enormous half in what was previously a river that stretches by an enormous a part of the town.

With a purpose to get from Barcelona to Valencia, you’ll drive alongside the coast for 3.5 hours by automotive and round 3 hrs 15 min by practice. 

Lodging in Valencia: Since Valencia is a much bigger metropolis, you might be positive to seek out lodging that give you the results you want. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in Valencia. Particularly, Petit Palace Ruzafa is a vibrant and boutique resort proper within the metropolis centre. They provide wholesome breakfast choices and free bike leases. There’s no parking making this an ideal resort for these travelling with out a automotive.

If you’d like a spot proper on the seaside, take a look at Lodge Miramar. This cool beachfront resort has a bar and restaurant proper downstairs and has paid parking onsite. In case you are searching for a hostel, you possibly can examine right here for hostels in Valencia.

Should-see Points of interest in Valencia:

  • Metropolis of Arts and Science
  • Lonja de la Seda
  • Cathedral of Valencia

Day 4: Alicante

blue ocean with sandy beach around and town in distance alicante spain
Altea – a small metropolis simply north of Alicante – is a well-liked seaside vacation spot.

Alicante is a well-liked vacation city that numerous Europeans go to to benefit from the good climate and the seashores. Possibly you’ve got heard of the identify Costa Blanca? Alicante is a part of that actual area. If you’re there don’t neglect to take a look at a few of the good seashores – however after all, there are additionally numerous different issues ready to be explored.

Getting from Valencia to Alicante gained’t take overly lengthy. The drive will take roughly 2 hours by automotive and 1.5 hrs to 2.5 hours by practice or bus respectively.

Lodging in Alicante: Alicante is a well-liked metropolis as a result of its nice location on the coast. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in Alicante. If you wish to keep immediately on the seaside, Lodge Almirante is a vibrant and classy resort with breakfast buffet. It’s a bit farther from the town centre, however there may be free onsite parking you probably have a automotive.

If you’d like extra of a resort-style, Melia Alicante can be situated proper on the seaside with beautiful views over the water. It’s a lot nearer to the centre of the town and has good facilities (pool), paid parking subsequent door, and a very good breakfast!

You may also discover a good mixture of hostels in Alicante. In any case, don’t neglect to e book forward in the summertime time since it could get very crowded.

Should-see Points of interest in Alicante:

  • Fort of Santa Barbara
  • Casco Antiguo (Outdated City)
  • Seashores equivalent to Playa Postiguet

When you’re heading for Alicante to get some sunshine, we’ve obtained a information on issues to do and see in Alicante that features some nice meals suggestions so that you can take a look at!

Day 5: Murcia

Murcia is a metropolis within the southeast of Spain and the capital of the area with the identical identify. Travellers who don’t know a lot about Spain (but) may not have heard of the town earlier than however this doesn’t imply it isn’t price a go to.

The drive from Alicante to Murcia is sort of quick with 1 hr by automotive and 1 hr 10 min by bus. This provides you with a superb period of time to discover the college metropolis and get a relaxation from all of the driving.

Lodging in Murcia: Since Murcia is a much less touristy metropolis you’ll discover nice locations to remain and (typically) fewer crowds. You possibly can  examine right here for accommodations in Murcia. Particularly, the Hesperia Murcia Centro is a clear and trendy resort proper within the metropolis centre close to the Cathedral. There’s additionally personal onsite parking and a tasty breakfast.

If you wish to keep nearer to the coast – you could possibly keep in Cartagena (about half-hour away from Murcia). Right here, take a look at NH Cartagena – with vibrant, sea views and parking all in an ideal location.

Should-see Points of interest in Murcia:

  • Murcia Cathedral
  • Floridablanca Gardens
  • Monteagudo Fort

Day 6: Granada

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Exploring Granada from above permits for superb views!

From Murcia your journey will proceed to Granada, a metropolis which we’ve got talked about fairly a couple of occasions by now so we gained’t go into particulars once more. When you haven’t but, make sure that to get your Alhambra tickets prematurely!

Driving from Murcia to Granada will likely be a barely longer journey with 2 hrs 45 min by automotive and round 3.5 hrs by bus.

Lodging in Granada: Since Granada is a well-liked journey vacation spot there are many lodging obtainable. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in Granada.

Particularly, Lodge Granada Heart is a VERY standard resort with nice breakfast, a really central location, and personal underground parking onsite.

Additionally located within the metropolis centre is Granada 5 Senses Rooms & Suites – a modern and trendy resort with small rooftop pool with nice views of the historic previous city! In case you are searching for a hostel, you possibly can examine right here for hostels in Granada. 

Should-see Points of interest in Granada:

  • Alhambra Palace
  • Albaicín District
  • Cathedral of Granada

Day 7: Málaga

Since we’ve got talked about Málaga numerous occasions above,  there may be not a lot so as to add. As you most likely know by now Málaga has an ideal airport to fly out of so that is the place this 7 day Jap Spain itinerary ends.

The journey from Granada to Málaga is roughly 1,5 hrs by automotive and 2 hrs by bus.

Lodging in Málaga: Malaga is a well-liked vacationer vacation spot in Spain so there are many obtainable lodging – with flats being hottest. You possibly can examine right here for flats or accommodations in Malaga.

For accommodations, take a look at Lodge Boutique Teatro Romano. This minimalist design resort is vibrant and affords an nice breakfast whereas being situated proper within the metropolis centre.

For longer stays, take a look at Apartamentos Nono. Positioned near the seaside and to the town centre, these flats have kitchenettes for small meal prep, terraces, and onsite personal parking.

In case you are looking for a hostel, you possibly can seek for hostels in Malaga right here. When visiting Malaga with a good friend, Lisa stayed at Casa Al Sur Terraza. It’s a preferred place to remain in Malaga with personal rooms and an ideal rooftop terrace. Her and her woman good friend stayed in a non-public room and actually appreciated it!

Should-see Points of interest in Málaga:

  • Alcazaba Palace
  • Picasso Museum
  • Cathedral of Málaga

Spain Itinerary 14 Days

This highway journey could be a beast. As deliberate above with the scheduled day journeys you’d cowl round 2600 kilometres. The driving time could be round 27 hours and half-hour– however after all, this varies by site visitors and which day journeys/cease days (seaside days) you decide to take, and so forth.

When you swung all the way down to Gibraltar on the finish after which went to Granada and Malaga, it might very effectively be a tad longer. You also needs to think about the value of renting a automotive for 2 weeks to see if there are any firms that supply reductions! You could find/evaluate costs to your automotive rental from Bilbao right here.

Since you’ve got examine most of those locations in a few of the itineraries above we’ll hold this one quick.

Our model is written from north to south, so from Bilbao to Málaga. As with most of our itineraries, you possibly can reverse the path if you happen to really feel prefer it So, to essentially see the entire nation, your up to date 14 day Spain itinerary would possibly look one thing like this:

Day 1: Bilbao
Day 2: Day journey to Santander, Vitoria-Gasteiz or Seaside Day
Day 3: Donostia-San Sebastián
Day 4: Zaragoza
Day 5 + 6: Barcelona
Day 7: Valencia
Day 8 + 9: Madrid
Day 10: Toledo or Córdoba
Day 11: Seville
Day 12: Seville or Day journey to Cádiz/ Gibraltar
Day 13: Málaga (or Granada)
Day 14: Málaga

Day 1: Bilbao

As soon as once more we’re beginning this itinerary in Bilbao since it’s a straightforward metropolis to get to. There are fairly a couple of issues to see and scrumptious meals to strive so with this itinerary you’ve got barely extra time to discover the town!

Lodging in Bilbao: As soon as once more, Bilbao is a much bigger centre in Spain so that you’ll discover numerous lodging to swimsuit many alternative types and budgets. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in Bilbao.

Particularly, Lodge NH Bilbao Deusto is a vibrant resort with breakfast and underground personal parking. Pals of Lisa stayed right here and loved it. It’s the river from the Outdated City – nevertheless it’s a pleasant space and a fast stroll to every part.

To remain within the centre of Bilbao’s historic previous city, take a look at Ercilla Hotela. It is a very trendy resort with an ideal rooftop terrace/lounge, onsite parking, and meals onsite, too.

In case you are wanting a hostel, Bcool Hostel is a good possibility in Bilbao. Simply keep in mind: when reserving any lodging in Bilbao,  attempt to e book within the centre or close to the river for the reason that edges of the town could be very hilly!

For the reason that subsequent day on this itinerary is a day journey we’d recommend reserving your lodging in Bilbao for 2 nights!

Should-see Points of interest in Bilbao:

  • Guggenheim Museum
  • The Outdated City (Casco Viejo)
  • Zubizuri Bridge

Day 2: Day Journey to Santander, Vitoria-Gasteiz or Seaside Day

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Wander the streets of Vitoria-Gasteiz. You gained’t remorse the cease.

To provide the probability to see a bit extra of the area we suggest a day journey to both Santander or Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque Nation. Alternatively, you too can decide to spend the day on the seaside if the climate is sweet (extra on that beneath!) or use the time to see extra of Bilbao.

Attending to Santander from Bilbao takes roughly 1 hr 15 min by automotive and 1.5 hrs by bus. The journey to Vitoria-Gasteiz is barely shorter, taking roughly 1 hr by automotive and the identical period of time by bus.

Should-see Points of interest in Santander:

  • Palacio de la Magdalena
  • Centro Botin
  • Sardinero Seaside

Should-see Points of interest in Vitoria-Gasteiz:

  • Catedral de Santa María
  • Iglesia de San Miguel

When you go for a seaside day as a substitute, we’d suggest Sopelana seaside. It’s simple to succeed in with the metro. Simply take line no 1 within the path of Plentzia and get off on the Sopelana cease. From there you possibly can both stroll or take the bus to the seaside. It’s Lisa’s favorite seaside within the Bilbao space because it appears lovely and isn’t too crowded. It’s additionally an ideal cease to strive some browsing.

Day 3: Donostia-San Sebastián

The following cease in your 14 day Spain itinerary is San Sebastián – a metropolis we’ve got already talked about earlier than. Lovely seashores and scrumptious pintxos await you!

The drive from Bilbao to San Sebastián takes round hr 15 min by automotive and 1.5 hrs by bus. There are very frequent buses by numerous completely different operators between these two cities. 

Lodging in San Sebastián: San Sebastián is among the dearer cities in Spain. It’s additionally extremely popular amongst luxurious travellers. So, don’t be stunned if lodging appear a bit dearer total. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in San Sebastián.

Particularly, take a look at Informal de las Olas San Sebastián. This resort is a bit farther from the previous city and seaside, however makes up for it in modern decor, breakfast, and air con.

If you’d like extra of a laid-back really feel, take a look at Talaia HT. This genuine and comfortable guesthouse is situated within the coronary heart of the previous city – and has public parking close by.

In case you are searching for a hostel, you’ll find hostels throughout San Sebastián right here. Wherever you e book, our recommendation is to e book lodging early. Typically you get monetary savings when doing that.

Should-see Points of interest in San Sebastián :

  • Urgull Hill
  • Performs de La Concha
  • San Sebastián Cathedral

Day 4: Zaragoza

Day 5 of this itinerary will take you to Zaragoza, a metropolis talked about within the 5 day Northern Spain itinerary. The drive will likely be a bit longer however you’ll nonetheless have sufficient time to take a look at a few of the points of interest Zaragoza has to supply.

Driving from San Sebastián to Zaragoza will take roughly 2 hrs 45 min by automotive (together with a toll highway) and round 4 hrs by bus.

Lodging in Zaragoza: Zaragoza is a smaller metropolis however there are nonetheless numerous actually nice lodging choices. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in Zaragoza.

Particularly, take a look at Lodge Sauce. This vibrant resort is situated proper within the metropolis centre and has buffet breakfast, air con, and personal parking onsite for these with a automotive in Spain!

If you’d like a resort with a rooftop pool, Lodge Palafox is for you! Additionally located proper within the coronary heart of the town, the resort has a novel decor, metropolis views, a pleasant breakfast, and in addition has parking and aircon!

There aren’t a ton of hostels however the ones that do exist are well-rated – so you possibly can examine right here for hostels in Zaragoza.

Should-see Points of interest in Zaragoza:

  • Basílica del Pilar
  • Aljafería Palace
  • Cathedral San Salvador

Day 5+6: Barcelona

red towers near large roundabout with palace behind in barcelona spain itinerary
Barcelona is a metropolis FULL of issues to see and do…

A tour throughout the nation wouldn’t be full with out together with Barcelona. Since there may be a lot to see you’ll be spending two nights within the metropolis to present you adequate time.

The drive from Zaragoza to Barcelona will take you roughly 3 hrs 10 min by automotive (features a toll highway), 3.5 hrs by bus and 1.5 hrs by practice.

Lodging in Barcelona: As talked about above, you’ll discover a great deal of nice accommodations and flats in Barcelona. In case you are searching for a resort, take a look at Catalonia Born Lodge with a boutique model and rooftop pool within the metropolis centre (additionally near the seaside).

When you journey by automotive, Sallés Lodge Pere IV is a stunning and inexpensive resort with a spa that’s situated within the coronary heart of the town and has a non-public parking storage onsite.

As for hostels, you possibly can take a look at Barcelona hostels right here. Particularly, we loved Kabul Hostel. Hostel or resort – simply keep in mind to e book early as a result of Barcelona is a well-liked metropolis. Additionally do not forget that for this itinerary, you’ll be staying over for 2 nights.

Should-see Points of interest in Barcelona:

  • Sagrada Familia
  • Park Güell
  • Las Ramblas
  • Camp Nou
  • Casa Batlló

Day 7: Valencia

And we’re again in certainly one of Lisa’s favorite cities. The drive from Barcelona to Valencia will likely be a bit longer however it’s price it (in our opinion at the least). Driving from Barcelona to Valencia will take round 3.5 hrs by automotive (together with a toll highway), 3 hrs by practice and 4 hrs 15 min by bus.

Lodging in Valencia: Since Valencia is a much bigger metropolis, you’ll discover lodging that work to your model and finances. You possibly can examine now for accommodations in Valencia. Particularly, Petit Palace Ruzafa is a boutique resort very a lot within the beautiful metropolis centre. They provide wholesome breakfast, free bike leases, and no parking – making it nice for travellers with out a automotive!

When you’re seeking to keep proper the seaside, you’ll doubtless love Lodge Miramar. This cool beachfront resort has a bar/restaurant proper downstairs, ocean views, and has paid parking onsite. If you wish to keep in a hostel, you possibly can examine now for hostels in Valencia.

Should-see Points of interest in Valencia: 

  • Metropolis of Arts and Science
  • Lonja de la Seda
  • Cathedral of Valencia

Day 8+9: Madrid

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Because the capital metropolis, Madrid is stuffed with superb sights and points of interest.

In fact, you possibly can’t neglect concerning the capital of the nation when happening a visit by Spain. Since there may be a lot to see and do you’ll spend two nights in Madrid. This may also provide you with a while to recuperate from the lengthy driving days you’ve had. Driving from Valencia to Madrid takes roughly 3.5 hrs by automotive and barely lower than 2 hrs by practice.

Lodging in Madrid: Being the capital metropolis of Spain, Madrid is a well-liked metropolis with numerous lodging. Needless to say Madrid has “hostals” that are technically guesthouses however are principally accommodations. Additionally, parking could be very costly per day however that’s simply Madrid for you. You possibly can examine right here for flats and accommodations in Madrid. 

Particularly, take a look at Room007 Choose Sol. This charming and classy resort is true within the coronary heart of the town, has air con, and serves breakfast at a restaurant subsequent door. You might be very a lot within the metropolis centre right here!

In case you are searching for extra of a guesthouse keep proper within the centre, take a look at Hostal Madrid. This genuine lodging is so centrally situated with points of interest and the metro shut by. It’s good worth for cash –  the 2 occasions Lisa travelled to Madrid she really stayed right here each occasions!

Must you need an precise hostel, there are a great deal of hostels in Madrid. You possibly can examine right here for hostels in Madrid. Remember wherever you e book, you may be reserving this lodging for 2 nights in case you are following this itinerary.

Should-see Points of interest in Madrid:

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Museum Reina Sofia
  • Puerta del Sol

*We’ve written in-depth about lots of the points of interest you possibly can go to in Madrid in our issues to do in Madrid information!

Day 10: Toledo or Córdoba

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A Toledo day journey is unquestionably price it…

For the following cease in your itinerary you possibly can determine the place you wish to cease. From Madrid you might be driving additional south and each Toledo and Córdoba could be nice choices for a cease on the way in which to Seville.

The drive from Madrid to Toledo will likely be quick and solely take an hour by automotive or bus. The drive from Madrid to Córdoba is quite a bit longer and takes roughly 4 hrs by automotive and 2 hrs by practice. Whereas this drive could be longer, your drive the following day could be considerably shorter from Córdoba than from Toledo.

Lodging in Toledo: When you select to remain in Toledo, you possibly can examine right here for accommodations in Toledo. Particularly, it’s important to take a look at Lodge Santa Isabel – an genuine and charming Spanish resort within the coronary heart of the town with an unimaginable rooftop terrace, good breakfast, and personal parking below the resort if you happen to want it.

Lodging in Córdoba: If you find yourself in Córdoba, you possibly can examine now for accommodations in Córdoba. Particularly, Maciá Alfaros is an genuine resort situated proper within the coronary heart of the town with a pleasant swimming pool and parking onsite.

Lodge Cordoba Heart is a chic resort situated only a quick stroll to the centre. It’s location could be very near the practice station – and there’s a beautiful rooftop pool with metropolis views! There are additionally many hostels with excellent scores so you possibly can examine right here for hostels in Córdoba.

Should-see Points of interest in Toledo:

  • Toledo Cathedral
  • Alcázar
  • Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes

Should-see Points of interest in Córdoba:

  • Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba
  • Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Historic Heart of Córdoba

Day 11: Seville

On day 11 you’ll drive from both Toledo or Córdoba to Seville – a metropolis we’ve got talked about a number of occasions now as a result of it is rather a lot definitely worth the go to. When you ended up staying in Toledo, it’ll take you 4.5 hrs by automotive and 4 hrs by practice to get to Seville. When you stayed in Córdoba it’ll solely take you 1.5 hrs by automotive and 45 min by practice to get to Seville.

Lodging in Seville: As we’ve got talked about above a bunch of occasions, Seville is an enormous and standard metropolis so that you’ll don’t have any scarcity of lodging to select from. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in Seville. Particularly, we just like the look of Petit Palace Puerta de Triana. It’s a stylish design resort with a buffet breakfast situated proper int he metropolis centre near prime sights!

If you’d like extra of a “historic keep”, Lodge Simon is a straightforward and genuine resort situated in a historic constructing! Additionally they do breakfast and are additionally situated int he metropolis centre. So you recognize: neither of the above accommodations have parking – however not that many accommodations within the metropolis centre provide onsite parking (and even close by public parking).

In case you have/lease a automotive and wish parking obtainable, we’d say take a look at La Parada del Marqués. It’s a stupendous guesthouse/resort additionally fairly conveniently situated however in addition they have parking, breakfast choices, and good connections to public transit!

Must you be searching for a hostel, you possibly can seek for hostels in Seville right here. Once more, since Seville could be very standard so we’d advise reserving any lodging forward of time – particularly in the course of the excessive season! Bear in mind, you’ll staying for two nights if you happen to observe this itinerary!

Should-see Points of interest in Seville:

  • Seville Cathedral
  • Alcázar
  • Plaza de España

Day 12: Seville or Day journey to Cádiz/ Gibraltar

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The Rock of Gibraltar is unquestionably definitely worth the day journey!

Since there’s a lot to see and do in Seville, you’ve got the choice to remain one other day to discover extra of what the town has to supply. When you’d desire to see a distinct place you possibly can think about day journeys to both Cádiz or Gibraltar. Know that Gibraltar just isn’t formally a part of Spain however belongs to the UK as a substitute.

It’ll take you round 1.5 hrs by automotive or practice to get from Seville to Cádiz. To get from Seville to Gibraltar it’ll take between 2 and three hrs by automotive. There doesn’t appear to be any public transport between Seville and Gibraltar since it’s one other nation, however you possibly can take part in an organized tour from Seville to Gibraltar.

Should-see Points of interest in Cádiz:

  • Cádiz Cathedral
  • Fortress San Sebastian
  • Plaza de San Juan de Dios

Should-see Points of interest in Gibraltar:

  • Rock of Gibraltar
  • Nice Siege Tunnels
  • The Outdated City

Day 13: Málaga (or Granada)

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The numerous views of Granada…

In your second to final day of this itinerary you’ll drive from Seville to Málaga, a route we’ve got talked about fairly a couple of occasions by now up above. When you actually wished to go to Granada you could possibly additionally drive there as a substitute. You might THEN make the journey to Málaga on the finish of the day or the following day.

The journey from Seville to Málaga will likely be roughly 2.5 hrs by automotive and 2 hrs by practice. No matter metropolis combo you select, simply keep in mind to e book the correct quantity of nights in cities (one or two) for the tip of your itinerary (holding in thoughts the place you fly out)!

Lodging in Málaga: As a preferred metropolis within the south, Malaga has numerous locations to select from on the subject of lodging choices. You possibly can examine right here for flats or accommodations in Malaga – flats are literally a extremely popular possibility.

For accommodations, take a look at Lodge Boutique Teatro Romano. This beautiful design resort affords breakfast – and it’s very centrally situated within the coronary heart of the town!

For an condo rental (possibly for an extended keep), take a look at Apartamentos Nono. Positioned near the seaside and a fast stroll to the town centre, the flats have kitchenettes, terraces, and personal parking onsite (if you happen to travelling by automotive).

Malaga additionally has numerous hostels if you happen to like. You possibly can seek for hostels in Malaga right here. Lisa stayed at Casa Al Sur Terraza when travelling to Malaga with a good friend. For a “hostel”, the Casa is a extremely popular place to stick with personal rooms and a sunny rooftop terrace. Her and her woman good friend booked a non-public room and loved it!

Should-see Points of interest in Málaga:

  • Alcazaba Palace
  • Picasso Museum
  • Cathedral of Málaga

Lodging in Granada: Since Granada is standard there are many lodging obtainable. You possibly can examine right here for accommodations in Granada. Particularly, Lodge Granada Heart is a VERY standard resort with nice breakfast, a really central location, and personal underground parking onsite you probably have a automotive.

Additionally located within the metropolis centre is Granada 5 Senses Rooms & Suites – a contemporary resort with small rooftop pool with views of the Granada previous city! If you wish to e book a hostel, you possibly can examine right here for hostels in Granada. 

Should-see Points of interest in Granada:

  • Alhambra Palace
  • Albaicín District
  • Cathedral of Granada

Day 14: Málaga

And that is the tip of your two weeks Spain itinerary. As soon as once more Málaga is the town you fly out of since there are many nice flight connections to different locations in Europe. Alternatively, you could possibly additionally keep in Seville and go to Málaga on a day journey if the airport in Seville works higher for you.

And there you’ve got it – 5 epic itineraries round Spain! Whether or not you want 5 days or 14, we expect you’ll have tons to work with to plan that excellent journey. Lisa is so completely happy to have the ability to offer you her information of the nation.

There’s nonetheless a lot to cowl – however we expect that these itineraries are an ideal place to begin – it’s possible you’ll even do the routes as is and see how they go! When you do journey Spain utilizing our itineraries for inspiration, tell us @penguinandpia! We’d love to listen to about your expertise!

As all the time, Blissful Spain Itinerary Waddlin’,
– L&E

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