23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

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23 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  33 h
1
Barcelona
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  5 h 15 min
2
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Ronda
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Seville
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  34 h
End: Auckland

5
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 sightseeing, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, explore the galleries of Casa Milà, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona custom trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Barcelona is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in May, you will find days in Barcelona are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nerja: Granada (Generalife & Alhambra). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, stroll through Playa de Burriana, and make a trip to Balcon de Europa.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nerja travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Nerja in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nerja: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Granada
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Generalife ©
Generalife

5
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 sightseeing, nature, historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Tajo, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda itinerary planner.

Drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Ronda sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Wineries
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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.
Seville is known for sightseeing, parks, nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla), appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and make a trip to Metropol Parasol.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, admire all the interesting features of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, Madrid is little chillier than Seville - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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