|Day 1 || |
Arrival in Madrid
Arrival at Madrid International Airport. Trip to hotel. Walk along Madrid's Gran Vía. Dinner on Gran Vía. Night in Madrid.
|Day 2 || |
Madrid de los Austrias, Sol, Chueca and Malasaña
Visit Plaza de Oriente, the Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral. Stroll through famous Plaza de la Puerta del Sol. Sightseeing and shopping in alternative Chueca and Malasaña neighbourhood stores along Fuencarral Street. Dinner in Chueca. Night in Madrid.
|Day 3 || |
Madrid: La Latina and the Golden Triangle of Art
Stroll through La Latina neighbourhood and its open-air market, el Rastro (Sundays only). Visit one of the museums of the Golden Triangle of Art (Prado, Reina Sofía or Thyssen-Bornemisza). Walk through El Retiro Park. Visit Las Ventas Bullring. Night in Madrid.
|Day 4 || |
Trip by rental car to Salamanca (bus alternative). Tapas in Salamanca's Plaza Mayor. Route on foot through Salamanca visiting the University, Casa de las Conchas, the old and new cathedral, Casa Lis (Art Nouveau and Art Déco Museum). Dinner in Salamanca. Night in Salamanca.
|Day 5 || |
Salamanca and Segovia
Walk across the Roman Bridge. City route visiting Saint Stephen's Convent, Las Dueñas Convent, Saint Mark's Parish and Monterrey Palace. Tapas in the Old Quarter. Trip to Segovia by rental car (bus alternative). Stroll and tapas through the historic district. Night in Segovia.
|Day 6 || |
Walk through the historic district visiting the impressive Aqueduct of Segovia, Casa de las Puntas and Plaza Mayor. Visit the Cathedral. Eat roasted suckling pig for lunch. Visit the spectacular Alcázar of Segovia, which looks like it was plucked straight out of a fairy tale. Night in Segovia.
|Day 7 || |
Toledo and trip to Santiago
Trip to Madrid-Barajas Airport. Flight to Santiago de Compostela and dinner in the historic district. Night in Santiago.
|Day 8 || |
Santiago: Historic district and the Cathedral
Visit Santiago's Abastos Market. Visit the Cathedral of Santiago. Route through the historic district. Dinner in the historic district. Night in Santiago.
|Day 9 || |
Barcelona: Passeig de Gracia
Flight to Barcelona. Trip to the hotel. Lunch on Rambla Catalunya. Walk along Rambla Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia. Visit Casa Batlló or La Pedrera (both by Gaudi). Go to the water, light and sound show of the Magic Fountains of Montjuic. Dinner on Paralelo. Night in Barcelona.
|Day 10 || |
Barcelona: Gothic Quarter, Raval and Born
Route through the Gothic Quarter visiting the Cathedral of Barcelona. Visit Boquería Market and eat at one of its stalls. Route through the Raval. Walk through the Born visiting the Museo Picasso and Santa Maria del Mar (Cathedral of the Sea) church. Dinner in the Born. Night in Barcelona.
|Day 11 || |
Barcelona: Las Ramblas and Sagrada Familia
Route along Las Ramblas and Port Vell. Lunch in Barceloneta. Visit Hospital de San Pau and Sagrada Familia. Walk through Gracia neighbourhood and eat dinner in one of its restaurants. Night in Barcelona.
|Day 12 || |
Barcelona: Güell Park and Camp Nou
Visit Güell Park (another of Gaudi's magnificent works). Visit Camp Nou. Visit Montjuic and Ciutadella Park. Dinner in the Olympic Port. Drinks at Tibidabo viewpoint. Night in Barcelona.
|Day 13 || |
Trip by train to Sitges. Visit the historic district. Lunch in Sitges. Stroll along Sitges Beach and centre. Return to Barcelona. Night in Barcelona.
|Day 14 || |
San Sebastián: Old Quarter
Flight to Bilbao. Bus trip to San Sebastian. Pinchos (bar snacks) in the Old Quarter. Walk around Mt. Urgull. Visit Gros neighbourhood and Zurriola Beach. Stroll along the banks of the river past Victoria Eugenia Theatre and Hotel María Cristina. Visit the city centre and its cathedral. Dinner in the Old Quarter. Night in San Sebastian.
|Day 15 || |
San Sebastián: La Concha Beach
Walk along La Concha Beach and Ondarreta Beach. Visit \"Comb of the Winds\", by Eduardo Chillida. Go to the top of Mt. Igueldo for fantastic views of the city. Night in San Sebastian.
|Day 16 || |
Bilbao: Guggenheim Museum
Bus trip to Bilboa. Visit to the Guggenheim Museum. Walk along the banks of the river. Route through the Old Quarter past the Cathedral and Arriaga Theatre. Walk along the Gran Via of Bilboa. Trip to the airport. Flight to Seville. Night in Seville.
|Day 17 || |
Seville: Santa Cruz, Arenal and Triana
Walk along the narrow streets of Santa Cruz neighbourhood. Visit the Cathedral of Seville and the Royal Alcazar. Tapas in Santa Cruz. Stroll along Arenal visiting the bullring Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranz. Visit and eat dinner in Triana neighbourhood. Night in Seville.
|Day 18 || |
Seville and Cordoba: the Jewish Quarter
Stroll through Maria Luisa Park visiting famous Plaza de España. Tapas in city centre. Trip to Cordoba. Walk through the Jewish Quarter. Night in Córdoba.
|Day 19 || |
Cordoba and Granada: the Mosque and the Albaicín
Visit breathtaking Cordoba Mosque. Vist to The Alcazaba (Fortress). Trip to Granada. Tapas in city centre. Walk through the historic centre visiting the Cathedral and the Alcaicería. Walk along Carrera del Darro street and Paseo de los Tristes. Stroll through the Albaicín. Sunset and dinner in the Albaicín. Flamenco in the Sacromonte district. Night in Granada.
|Day 20 || |
Granada: La Alhambra
Visit La Alhambra of Granada and its Generalife. Tapas in Plaza Nueva and on Elvira Street. Walk through Realejo neighbourhood and eat dinner on one of its streets. Night in Granada.
|Day 21 || |
Flight back home. Map of the route:
Although this route might seem a bit messy, it is designed to minimize the time and cost of travel (always getting non-stop flights). See map of the route on Google Maps