22 days in Spain Itinerary

22 days in Spain Itinerary

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22 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ronda
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, stop by Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba visit planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Walking tours
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

3
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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, and don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nerja vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Nerja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nerja: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, wander the streets of Old City, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda road trip planner.

You can drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Ronda are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and make a trip to Torre del Oro.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seville trip builder website .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

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

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 27th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Valencia holiday planner .

Fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc 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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning site .

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
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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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