18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid
— 2 nights
2
Salamanca
— 2 nights
3
Seville
— 2 nights
4
Ronda
— 2 nights
5
Antequera
— 2 nights
6
Nerja
— 2 nights
7
Granada
— 1 night
8
Barcelona
— 3 nights

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid holiday maker app.

Barcelona to Madrid is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 27th (Sun), make a trip to Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Museo de la Historia de Automocion, steep yourself in history at Universidad de Salamanca, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Anaya, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Huerto De Calixto & Melibea, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, don't miss a visit to La Rana de Salamanca, contemplate the long history of Escuelas Menores, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salamanca online vacation builder.

Drive from Madrid to Salamanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Salamanca, with lows of 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then admire the striking features of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seville travel planner.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in December, things will get a bit warmer in Seville: highs are around 61°F and lows about 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, take some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Del Bandolero, and finally don't miss a visit to Ronda. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Alameda Del Tajo, visit Old City, examine the collection at Museo Lara, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador Paseo Blas Infante.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda itinerary maker site.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Ronda sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Antequera.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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Antequera

Antequera ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Real Convent of San Zoilo, make a trip to Plaza Coso Viejo, explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal De Antequera, then explore the world behind art at Museo De Arte De La Diputacion. MAD. Antequera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at El Carmen Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Dolmen de Viera. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Alcazaba de Antequera, see the interesting displays at Museo de Belenes, don't miss a visit to Arco de Los Gigantes, examine the collection at Museo de Usos y Costumbres San Benito, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mirador de Antequera, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Antequera trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Antequera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Antequera can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Antequera

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Rute, Museo de Belenes
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Museo de Belenes ©
Museo de Belenes
Alcazaba de Antequera ©
Alcazaba de Antequera

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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. On the 4th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Capistrano Playa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, then stroll through Papagayo Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Paseo de los Carabineros, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, hunt for treasures at Nerja Market, then don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, then kick back and relax at Playa Torrecilla, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nerja trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antequera to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Antequera in January, with highs in Nerja at 53°F and lows at 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Playa Torrecilla ©
Playa Torrecilla
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja ©
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja

1
night
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally wander the streets of Albayzin.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Granada attractions planner.

You can drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Granada are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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