17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Granada
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque del Retiro, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary builder site.

San Francisco, USA to Madrid is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Madrid. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 54°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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
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, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and visit Barrio Santa Cruz.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seville itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in December; daily highs in Seville reach 61°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Puente Nuevo, do a tasting at Cortijo Los Aguilares, explore by horseback at Caballos y Vino, and stop by La Ciudad.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ronda trip planner.

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Ronda sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Parks Tours
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Fuente del Esparto, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, then take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and finally browse for treasures at Nerja Book Centre. On the next day, kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nerja journey site.

Drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ronda in December: high temperatures in Nerja hover around 54°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Nature Beaches
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, and finally steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, then look for gifts at Munira, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada vacation maker app.

Drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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