17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly:  6 h
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Javea
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Begur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Venice

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

Venice, Italy to Madrid is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In maggio, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time 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
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, explore the galleries of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and then identify plant and animal life at La Canada de Los Pajaros.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip app .

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in maggio, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seville, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 13th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo Peinado, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reservatauro Ronda, and finally explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ronda driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In maggio, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Wildlife Parks Wineries
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Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Museo Peinado ©
Museo Peinado
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo

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. Relax by the water at Playa de la Alberquilla and Playa del Molino de Papel. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Torrecilla, stroll through Capistrano Playa, and identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nerja trip planner.

Drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. maggio in Nerja sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Javea.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

2
nights
Javea

Javea ©
Xàbia or Jávea is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Punta Negra, then kick back and relax at Cala de Llebeig, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Los Tiestos. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Banos de la Reina en Xabia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Denia, then kick back and relax at Cala Sardinera, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Grava.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Javea tour itinerary planning app .

Drive from Nerja to Javea in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. In maggio, daytime highs in Javea are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Begur.

Things to do in Javea

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Denia, Benitachell
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Cala Los Tiestos ©
Cala Los Tiestos

3
nights
Begur

Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). You'll get in some beach time at La playa de Tamariu and Plage de Sa Tuna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Begur: S'Agaro (San Pol Beach & Camino de Ronda), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI (in Santa Cristina d'Aro). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at L'illa Roja and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Fonda.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Begur trip planner.

You can drive from Javea to Begur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Javea in maggio, Begur is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Begur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

S'Agaro, Tamariu, Playas de Calella, Platja Port Bo, Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI
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Scuba & Snorkeling
La playa de Tamariu ©
La playa de Tamariu
Plage de Sa Tuna ©
Plage de Sa Tuna

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Appreciate the collections at Museu Picasso and Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares). There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, visit El Barri Gòtic, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Begur to Barcelona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In maggio, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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