59 days in Spain & Albufeira Itinerary

59 days in Spain & Albufeira Itinerary

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Valencia, Spain
— 4 nights
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Javea, Spain
— 5 nights
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Guadalest, Spain
— 2 nights
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Alicante, Spain
— 6 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 8 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 5 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 7 nights
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Albufeira, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Salamanca, Spain
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 9 nights
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Valencia, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Take a break from Valencia with a short trip to Puntal dels Llops Olocau, Iberian village B.C. in Olocau, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, take a stroll through Casco Antiguo, explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, and meet the residents at Oceanografic Valencia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia online holiday planner.

La Serena, Chile to Valencia is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from La Serena in January, things will get slightly colder in Valencia: highs are around 20°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Javea.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Javea, Spain

— 5 nights
Xàbia or Jávea is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Javea: Altea (Fundacion Cultural Ithaca & Mirador Cronistas de Espana), Sierra de Bernia y Ferrer (in Jalon) and Hammam La Safor (in Almoines). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cabo San Antonio, admire the natural beauty at El Sueno (The Dream) Botanical Garden, admire the verdant scenery at Jalon Valley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruta Acantilados.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Javea day trip planning app.

You can drive from Valencia to Javea in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Javea, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Guadalest.

Things to do in Javea

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:

Guadalest, Spain

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take an unorthodox tour of Museo Historico Medieval - Museo de la Tortura, take an in-depth tour of Museo Vehiculos Historicos Valle De Guadalest, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Gutierrez de la Vega Casta Diva, and finally ponder the design of Los Chorros. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of El Castell de Guadalest, examine the collection at Museo de Saleros y Pimenteros de Guadalest, then examine the collection at Micro-Gigantic Museum, and finally examine the collection at Antonio Marco Dolls Houses Museum, Guadalest.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Guadalest trip builder tool.

You can drive from Javea to Guadalest in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Guadalest

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

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Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

Alicante, Spain

— 6 nights

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alicante: Benidorm (Playa de Levante, El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm, &more), Altea Natural (in Altea) and Parque Natural de la Serra Gelada (in El Albir). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Canalejas, stroll through Platja del Postiguet, and make a trip to Passeig Esplanada d'Espanya.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alicante attractions planner.

You can drive from Guadalest to Alicante in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Alicante can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:

Granada, Spain

— 8 nights

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.
Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Malaga (Santuario de la Victoria, Alcazaba, &more), Nerja (Papagayo Beach, Museo de Nerja, &more) and Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Encarnacion (in Velez-Malaga). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, stroll the grounds of Mirador del Cementerio Redondo, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alicante to Granada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Alicante in January; daily highs in Granada reach 14°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 27:

Cordoba, Spain

— 5 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cordoba: Museo Arqueologico Municipal de Cabra (in Cabra), Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Araceli (in Lucena) and Iberfauna (in Zuheros). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, examine the collection at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba online itinerary builder.

Getting from Granada to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

Seville, Spain

— 7 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.
Explore Seville's surroundings by going to Ronda (Reservatauro Ronda, Roman Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Cristo de la Expiracion, stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in February, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Feb 1 — 8:

Albufeira, Portugal

— 6 nights

Garden of Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Praia da Rocha (Subnauta Dive The Algarve & Praia Da Rocha), Alvor (Alvor Boardwalk & Swan Day Spa) and Faro (Walking tours, Far-EcoTuk, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Marinha, make a trip to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres, and walk around Ria Formosa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Albufeira trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seville to Albufeira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Albufeira can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 14:

Salamanca, Spain

— 5 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salamanca: Valladolid (Museo Nacional de Escultura & Iglesia de San Pablo) and Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas (in Tordesillas). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and admire the landmark architecture of Scala Coeli Torres de la Clerecia.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salamanca trip maker app.

Drive from Albufeira to Salamanca in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Albufeira in February, expect Salamanca to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:

Madrid, Spain

— 9 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Catedral Primada, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid journey maker website.

You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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Find places to stay Feb 19 — 28:

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.