18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
+2
Fly + train + bus:  12​h 15​min
1
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Casares
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Playa de la Alberquilla. Step out of the city life by going to Burriana Beach and Playa del Molino de Papel. Step out of Nerja to go to Benajarafe and see Palya de Benajarafe, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Playazo, explore the activities along Río Chíllar, and explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nerja day trip app .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Nerja is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in July; daily highs in Nerja reach 41°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Casares.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Palya de Benajarafe
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Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

1
night
Casares

Casares ©
Casares is a town and municipality in Spain, located in Málaga province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia.Geography and demographyThe municipality has a population of 4,051, an area of 160 km². Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Rada, cast your line with a fishing tour, then try to win big at Riding Fun In The Sun, and finally stop by Lanas del Rio.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Casares online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Casares takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nerja in July, expect nights in Casares to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Casares

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Estepona, Lanas del Rio
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Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Playa de la Rada ©
Playa de la Rada

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will enjoy Parque del Retiro and Royal Palace of Madrid. Head to Mercado San Miguel and Gran Viafor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Mariano Zamorano Swords in Toledo (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and browse the different shops at ABC Serrano.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madrid journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Casares to Madrid. Traveling from Casares in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mariano Zamorano Swords
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Platja de ses Salines and Cala S'Illot des Rencli. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cala Comte and Cala de Sant Vicent. Change things up with these side-trips from Ibiza Town: Portinatx (S'Arenal Petit & S'Arenal Gros), Cala Vadella (in Cala Vadella) and Sant Antoni de Portmany (Cala Bassa, Cala d'Aubarca, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Cala Salada, have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Moli, and Head underground at Cueva de Can Marca.

Plan trip to Ibiza Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Madrid to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ibiza Town: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Portinatx, Cala de Sant Vicent, Playa Cala Llonga, Playa des Codolar
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Cala de Sant Vicent ©
Cala de Sant Vicent

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de La Barceloneta and Playa Sa Riera. Visiting La playa de Tamariu and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Platja Fonda (in Begur) and PlayVR Lloret (in Lloret de Mar). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Port Bo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona holiday planner.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Barcelona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Begur, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Platja Port Bo, PlayVR Lloret, La playa de Tamariu
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

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