15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  10​h
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Granada
— 2 nights
4
Ronda
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Seville
— 3 nights
End: Boston

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, walk around Parque del Retiro, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip planner .

Boston, USA to Madrid is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Madrid. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in October: highs in Madrid hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): wander the streets of Albayzin, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Granada road trip site .

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Granada when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda online trip planner .

Drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Wine Tours & Tastings
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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nights
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 parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary app .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Seville, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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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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