21 days in Spain & Andorra la Vella Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Avila, Spain
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Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Leon, Spain
— 1 day
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Burgos, Spain
— 1 night
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Pamplona, Spain
— 1 night
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Olite, Spain
— 1 night
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 2 nights
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 2 nights
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Calella de Palafrugell, Spain
— 3 nights
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Girona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to Puerta del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Estacion de Atocha, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

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St. Petersburg, Russia to Madrid is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Madrid, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in May; daily highs in Madrid reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Avila.
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Avila, Spain

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Avila trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Avila by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in May, Avila is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. You'll set off for Salamanca on the 7th (Sat).
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Salamanca, Spain — 2 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then make a trip to Casco Antiguo de Candelario. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva).

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salamanca tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Avila to Salamanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Salamanca are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Leon.
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Leon, Spain — 1 day

León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. On the 9th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Leon, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa Botines Gaudi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Leon trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Leon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Salamanca, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Leon, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Burgos.
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Burgos, Spain — 1 night

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. On the 10th (Tue), make a trip to Plaza del Mio Cid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de las Huelgas, and then explore the galleries of Cartuja de Miraflores.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Burgos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leon to Burgos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then take a stroll through Parte Vieja.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

Drive from Burgos to San Sebastian - Donostia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Burgos in May since evenings lows in San Sebastian - Donostia dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Pamplona.
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Pamplona, Spain — 1 night

Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Encierro and then contemplate the long history of Fortress and Walls of Pamplona.

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Drive from San Sebastian - Donostia to Pamplona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Pamplona, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Olite.
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Olite, Spain — 1 night

Olite is a town and municipality located in the Comarca de Tafalla comarca, Merindad de Olite merindad, in Navarre, Spain.According to Isidore of Seville's, the town of Oligicus was founded by Swinthila, Visigothic King of Hispania in order to control and punish the Vascones. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Cerco de Artajona, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Bardenas Reales, and then don't miss a visit to Palacio Real de Olite.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Olite trip planner.

Drive from Pamplona to Olite in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza, Spain — 2 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Pilar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Torre Del Pilar and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Olite to Zaragoza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Olite in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Zaragoza, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Andorra la Vella.
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra — 2 nights

Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
On the 17th (Tue), head outdoors with Vallnord Pal-Arinsal, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador del Roc del Quer, then hit the slopes at Grandvalira, and finally walk around Parc Central. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, boost your wellbeing at Caldea, then pause for some photo ops at La Noblesse du Temps, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa de la Vall.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Andorra la Vella trip website.

You can drive from Zaragoza to Andorra la Vella in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Calella de Palafrugell.
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Calella de Palafrugell, Spain — 3 nights

Calella de Palafrugell is known for parks, beaches, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Village Medieval de Pals, stroll through Playas de Calella, get outside with Poseidon Calella, and admire the natural beauty at Sculpturepark Jardíns de Cap Roig.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Calella de Palafrugell tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Andorra la Vella to Calella de Palafrugell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Girona.
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Girona, Spain

City of a Thousand Sieges

Catalonia’s second-largest city, Girona embodies old-world charm, with its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional Catalan culture.
To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Girona travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Calella de Palafrugell to Girona in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Girona are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for Barcelona on the 21st (Sat).
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller. On the next day, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Palau Guell, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can drive from Girona to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Girona in May since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Palafrugell travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Scuba & Snorkeling
Palafrugell is a municipality in the Mediterranean Costa Brava, located near Palamós in the comarca of Baix Empordà, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. With 22,365 inhabitants it is the largest city of its comarca. Several coastal and interior towns (Llafranc, Calella de Palafrugell, Tamariu and Llofriu) belong to this city.The combination of a good summer climate and beautiful beaches has been exploited for both domestic and international tourism. Tourists have come from a wide range of countries, especially the Netherlands, England, France, and more recently, the United States. It also serves as a summer holiday town for residents of cities such as Barcelona and Girona.This medieval town was once fortified but is no longer. Many narrow streets emanate from Plaça Nova -a large square with bars, restaurants and boutiques. The local government (Ajuntament) sponsors activities such as concerts and dances including the traditional Sardana. St. Martí's church was built in the late 11th century and is close to Plaça Nova.

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