18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Valencia
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanografic Valencia and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Valencia trip maker tool .

Bengaluru, India to Valencia is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In January, Valencia is slightly colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

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

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Attractions like Parque del Retiro and Royal Palace of Madrid make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

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Traveling by train from Valencia to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in January, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip website .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Seville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods 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

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, then do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Bodega Kieninger, then do a tasting at Cortijo Los Aguilares, and then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo.

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Take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Nature Parks
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Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo

2
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, tour the pleasant surroundings at Capistrano Playa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, then make a trip to Balcon de Europa, and finally browse for treasures at Nerja Book Centre. On your second day here, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, and then admire the local landmark of Fuente del Esparto.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip planner .

You can drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ronda in January, with highs in Nerja at 13°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Fuente del Esparto ©
Fuente del Esparto

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, wander the streets of Albayzin, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Camarin de la Virgen del Rosario. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Generalife, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then make a trip to Carrera del Darro, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Granada road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

5
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 Parc Guell. Change things up with a short trip to PortAventura in Salou (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Granada in January, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

PortAventura
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
PortAventura
PortAventura

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