15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Nerja
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, shop like a local with Rio Creative Art Center, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Madrid tour planner.

Manchester, UK to Madrid is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in August, plan for much hotter days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
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Seville

Seville ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiguedades el Museo, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): shop like a local with Sorolla Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville tour site .

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in Seville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Playa de la Alberquilla. Attractions like Playa El Salon and Playa Torrecilla make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Molino de Papel, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Playazo, and browse for treasures at Nerja Book Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nerja trip planning tool .

You can drive from Seville to Nerja in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Moli, then kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Salada, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala S'Illot des Rencli, and then stroll through Cala de Sant Vicent.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nerja to Ibiza Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Nerja in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Ibiza Town: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Cala Salada, Cala S'Illot des Rencli, Cala de Sant Vicent, Cala Comte
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa de La Barceloneta and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. There's lots more to do: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, shop like a local with Galeria La Lesia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona holiday maker app .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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