21 days in Spain Itinerary

21 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Granada
— 2 nights
2
Nerja
— 2 nights
3
Malaga
— 2 nights
4
Marbella
— 2 nights
5
Ronda
— 2 nights
6
Seville
— 2 nights
7
Salamanca
— 2 nights
8
Segovia
— 2 nights
9
Toledo
— 2 nights
10
Madrid
— 1 night

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 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Plaza de los Aljibes, thenexplore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, thenmake a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, thenget to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Granada is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Granada is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in September, things will get cooler in Granada: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Wineries
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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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 3rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Papagayo Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Balcony of Europe, thenlook for gifts at DEGUSTA ANDALUCIA, and finally kick back and relax at Burriana Beach. On the next day, make a trip to El Puente del Águila, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, thenstroll through Playa de la Alberquilla, and finally stroll through Playa del Molino de Papel.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nerja trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Nerja, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar

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Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and finally take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Pedro Luis Alonso, walk around Parque De La Paloma, thengo for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, and finally appreciate the history behind Estatua del Cenachero.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Malaga trip builder site.

Getting from Nerja to Malaga by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nerja in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Malaga. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Benalmadena
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Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga

2
nights
Marbella

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): meet the residents at Bioparc, head outdoors with Adventure Rider Centre, thentake in the waterfront activity at Puerto Banus Marina, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, and then take in the pleasant sights at Marbella Old Town.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marbella road trip planning website.

You can drive from Malaga to Marbella in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Marbella, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bioparc, Adventure Rider Centre
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Climbing Tours
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Alameda Del Tajo, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Lara, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Del Bandolero. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda, take in the views from Roman Bridge, thenexplore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, thentake a stroll through Old City, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Del Rey Moro.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ronda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Ronda sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), thencontemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, thenadmire the striking features of Torre del Oro, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza de la Virgen de los Reyes, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seville planning website.

Getting from Ronda to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Seville are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

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

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Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Alberto Churriguera y al Conde Francos, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, steep yourself in history at Casa de las Conchas, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parque de El Baldio, ponder the world of politics at Universidad de Salamanca, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, thensteep yourself in history at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and finally contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Salamanca trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Salamanca by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in October, expect Salamanca to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Segovia.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca

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Segovia

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at La Muralla de Segovia, wander the streets of Old City, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Alcazar of Segovia, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Mirador de la Pradera de San Marcos, take in panoramic vistas at Puerta de San Andres, appreciate the history behind Monumento a Juan Bravo, thenget to know the fascinating history of Plaza de Medina del Campo, Segovia, and finally make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Segovia trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Salamanca to Segovia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in October since evenings lows in Segovia dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Old City ©
Old City

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Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 17th (Sat), browse the exhibits of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Church of Santo Tomé, see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, explore the world behind art at Museo de Santa Cruz, thenget engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, and finally visit Casco Historico de Toledo.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Toledo trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Segovia to Toledo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo de Santa Cruz ©
Museo de Santa Cruz
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid online vacation planner.

You can drive from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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