15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly + Bus:  10 h
1
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Cordoba
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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. Visit Alhambra and Generalife for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at Playa El Salon and Playa Torrecilla. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Alberquilla and enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach.

Before you visit Nerja, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Istanbul, Turkey to Nerja is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Nerja. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nerja, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Granada
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): stop by La Tienda de Trinidad, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and finally stop by ArtesamArt. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, then take a stroll through Old City, and finally relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ronda driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Shopping Nature
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City

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.
On the 7th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Sangrespanola, then stop by Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusi, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some photo ops at Seville Cathedral.

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You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

few
hours
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 9th (Mon): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and then admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cordoba tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seville in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Gran Via. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), hunt for treasures at El Mercadillo del Gato, look for gifts at Casa Vega, and examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid journey planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cordoba in July, you will find days in Madrid are a bit cooler (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Passeig de Gracia and Cellarer. Get a sense of the local culture at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll around CaixaForum, stroll through Park Guell, and stop by Papabubble.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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