28 days in Spain Itinerary

28 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip builder

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Granada
— 1 night
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Nerja
— 2 nights
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Marbella
— 4 nights
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Ronda
— 4 nights
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Seville
— 4 nights
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
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Madrid
— 4 nights
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Granada

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then take a stroll through Albayzin, and finally make a trip to Paseo de los Tristes.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Granada attractions site.

Manchester, UK to Granada is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

Nerja

— 2 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, then Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Nerja, and finally head outdoors with Los Olivillos. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, and finally pause for some photo ops at La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nerja day trip planning site.

Drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

Marbella

— 4 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Venture out of the city with trips to Malaga (Puerto de Málaga, Museo de Malaga, &more) and Puerto Deportivo de Estepona (in Estepona). The adventure continues: get outside with Experience Box Spain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita del Santo Cristo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marbella tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nerja in January, things will get a bit warmer in Marbella: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:

Ronda

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, visit Old City, steep yourself in history at Ruinas de Acinipo, and explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

Seville

— 4 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cordoba (Walking tours & Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seville trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Seville are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

— 4 nights

City of Palms

As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Palmas de Gran Canaria side-trips: Buceo Agaete (in Agaete), Playa del Ingles (Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas & Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria) and Caldera de los Pinos de Galdar (in Galdar). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Dobrev Wellness and Massage, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Ana, examine the collection at Casa-Museo Perez Galdos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Maspalomas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Palmas de Gran Canaria tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seville in February, with highs in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

Madrid

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

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You can fly from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Madrid. Traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in February, you will find days in Madrid are little chillier (13°C), and nights are much colder (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

Barcelona

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in February: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.