24 days in Spain Itinerary

24 days in Spain Itinerary

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24 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
3
Seville
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Ronda
— 4 nights
5
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
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 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Madrid is minus 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Madrid at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cordoba, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Madrid to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

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 parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza de España, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, browse the exhibits of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and admire the landmark architecture of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

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Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in May, you will find days in Seville are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
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, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, make a trip to Ronda, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ronda travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Ronda sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

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

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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Salon, and explore the striking landscape at Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nerja journey maker tool .

You can drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Granada.

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
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a stroll through Albayzin, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, then step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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 parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and walk around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona planner .

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in May, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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