23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

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23 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  29 h
1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nerja
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Cordoba
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  31 h
End: Sydney

4
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 some cultural sightseeing at El Barri Gòtic and Casa Milà. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Barceloneta and Nova Mar Bella Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, admire the striking features of Güell Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia, and make a trip to Casa Batlló.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Buen Pastor Cathedral, then stroll through La Concha Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ondarreta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Zurriola Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia travel planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for a bit cooler days in San Sebastian - Donostia, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Ondarreta Beach ©
Ondarreta Beach
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach

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.
Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla) and Palacio de San Telmo for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Plaza de Espana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, admire the natural beauty at Maria Luisa Park (Parque de Maria Luisa), and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Pilatos.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in May, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get in touch with nature at Reservatauro Ronda and El Tajo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old City and Baños Arabes. The adventure continues: trek along Cycleronda, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, learn about winemaking at Joaquin Fernandez Bodega, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Padre Jesús.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ronda vacation builder.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Ronda sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

5
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alhambra and El Puente del Águila. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Go for a jaunt from Nerja to Granada to see Generalife about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Capistrano Playa, kick back and relax at Playa de Burriana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nerja sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Nerja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ronda in June, plan for little chillier days in Nerja, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Granada
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Cordoba travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nerja in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome ©
Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 12th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Cordoba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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

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