17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16​h
1
Malaga
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Seville
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena), Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba (in Cordoba) and Granada (Munira & Alhambra). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz, and take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Malaga is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg to Malaga, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Malaga hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Ronda, Granada, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, Experience Box Spain
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena ©
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

3
nights
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

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Traveling by bus from Malaga to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Seville are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Bring the kids along to Parque del Retiro and Royal Palace of Madrid. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

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Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seville in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia and then get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia.

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Take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Valencia: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Oceanografic Valencia ©
Oceanografic Valencia

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Playa de La Barceloneta. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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