17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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

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.
Do your shopping at La Boqueria and Nuovum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, get into the urban bustle at CaixaForum, shop like a local with Begemot Art & Fashion Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona vacation planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Barcelona is 9 hours. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
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.
Head to Nerja Market and Milenium Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Alhambra and Albayzin. Step out of Granada with an excursion to Burriana Beach in Nerja--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, and view the masterpieces at Reez.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Granada when traveling from Barcelona in December, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

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Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 23rd (Mon), visit La Ciudad, learn about winemaking at Bodega Kieninger, thenlearn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, and finally do a tasting at Descalzos Viejos S.L.. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old City, delve into the distant past at Palacio de Congresos de Ronda, thenlearn about winemaking at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, thendo a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally shop like a local with Scott Simpson Fine Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ronda trip planner.

Drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ronda, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Neighborhoods Shopping
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Old City ©
Old City
La Ciudad ©
La Ciudad

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Head to La Oleoteca de Sevilla and Un Gato en Bicicletafor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla, view the masterpieces at Delimbo, and admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seville online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Seville, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Prado National Museum and Mercado San Miguel. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gran Via and Rio Creative Art Center. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, shop like a local with Diseno Propio. Artesania., pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Simply Rickshaw, and look for gifts at Mercado del Juguete de Madrid.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in December, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 54°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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