27 days in Spain Itinerary

27 days in Spain Itinerary

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27 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Madrid
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Seville
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Ronda
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Granada
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional del Prado. Get some historical perspective at Catedral Primada and Templo de Debod. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and contemplate the long history of Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Madrid due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for much hotter days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
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 22nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita de Córdoba, and finally get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba visit planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Seville Museum of Fine Arts. Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Seville Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in June, you will find days in Seville are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

5
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palacio de Mondragon and Cave shrine of the Virgen de la Cabeza. Museo Peinado and Geoff Scott-Simpson Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ronda: Marbella (Marbella Old Quarter, Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda, contemplate the long history of Puerta de Almocabar, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Puente Nuevo.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip itinerary tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Marbella
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Palacio de Mondragon ©
Palacio de Mondragon
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
Museo Peinado ©
Museo Peinado

4
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.
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla and Museo de Nerja will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Alhambra and Generalife. Change things up with a short trip to Balcon de Europa in Nerja (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, view the masterpieces at Galeria Alea, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Juan de Dios, and pause for some photo ops at Palacios Nazaries.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Granada sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Granada sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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.
Get some cultural insight at El Barri Gòtic and La Sagrada Familia. Get some historical perspective at Casa Batlló and Montjuïc Castle. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, steep yourself in history at Güell Palace, and admire the striking features of El Cafè de la Pedrera.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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