25 days in Spain Itinerary

25 days in Spain Itinerary

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25 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Bilbao
1
Bilbao
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Malaga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Ronda
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Seville
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Madrid
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Bilbao

2
nights
Bilbao

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bilbao: San Sebastian - Donostia (La Concha Beach, Let's get Basque!, & more). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, browse the collection at Biblioteca Central de Bidebarrieta, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro), and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Bilbao. In December, daytime highs in Bilbao are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

San Sebastian - Donostia
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Nerja (Fuente del Esparto & Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Anton, and explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Granada vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Granada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bilbao in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Granada, with lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Tours Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nerja
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Fuente del Esparto ©
Fuente del Esparto
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

3
nights
Malaga

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Nerja (Balcon de Europa, Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, & more), Experience Box Spain (in Marbella) and Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get your game on at La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga, and see the interesting displays at Ecomuseo Lagar de Torrijos.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga road trip app .

Getting from Granada to Malaga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in December, expect Malaga to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nerja, Adventure Rider Centre, Experience Box Spain
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga

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: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda, and get great views at Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ronda journey planner.

Getting from Malaga to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Ronda are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

4
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, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Seville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January in Seville, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, hit the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, stroll around Casa de Campo, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seville in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona attractions planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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