24 days in Spain Itinerary

24 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25 h
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Madrid. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Madrid to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then contemplate the long history of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cordoba travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to 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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, and ride a horse along Caballos y Vino.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ronda holiday builder site.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Climbing Tours
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro 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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, kick back and relax at Playa de la Alberquilla, and contemplate the long history of Punta Lara.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nerja road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Nerja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
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): wander the streets of Albayzin, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, and finally contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc Guell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Granada in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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