27 days in Spain Itinerary

27 days in Spain Itinerary

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27 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Train:  2 h 45 min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Ronda
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Marbella
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Javea
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Barcelona
— 4 nights
End: Barcelona

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida. Visiting Horse Riding Madrid and Parque de la Bombilla will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the majestic nature at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid driving holiday planner .

Barcelona to Madrid is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Catedral Primada, Boca del Asno
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Visiting Parque Nacional de Donana and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Plaza de España and Eglise du Divin Sauveur. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seville online trip builder .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Seville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors 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

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Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Baños Arabes and Alcazaba de Antequera. Get in touch with nature at Paddock Paradise Ronda and El Tajo de Ronda. Take a break from Ronda with a short trip to El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro in El Chorro, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Mondragon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, Alcazaba de Antequera
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El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro ©
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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nights
Marbella

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
You'll get in some beach time at Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola and Cabopino Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Experience Box Spain and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Dust Devils, kick back and relax at Playa de la Levante, push the limits with an extreme tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Pinillo Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marbella day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Playa Casablanca ©
Playa Casablanca
El Pinillo Beach ©
El Pinillo Beach

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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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa El Salon and Playa de la Alberquilla. Popular historic sites such as Church of El Salvador and Punta Lara are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa del Molino de Papel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, and Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nerja attractions planning site .

You can drive from Marbella to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Nerja, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Javea.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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nights
Javea

Javea ©
Xàbia or Jávea is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de la Grava and Cala Cap Negre. Get in touch with nature at Cala de Portixol and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Bodegas Riko in Jalon (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala del Moraig, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Granadella, visit a coastal fixture at Cabo San Antonio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Purissima Xiqueta i Sant Pere Apostol.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Javea sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Nerja to Javea in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Javea are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Javea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castillo de Moraira., Cala del Moraig, Parroquia Purissima Xiqueta i Sant Pere Apostol, Bodegas Riko
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Arenal Beach ©
Arenal Beach
Cala del Moraig ©
Cala del Moraig
Cala Cap Negre ©
Cala Cap Negre

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Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Visiting Castell de Eivissa and Necropolis del Puig des Molins will get you outdoors. Visit Ibiza Cathedral and Iglesia Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Cala Bassa in Sant Antoni de Portmany (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Esglesia de Sant Domingo.

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Drive from Javea to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Iglesia Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, Cala Comte
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte

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Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de La Barceloneta and Platja Port Bo. Change things up with a short trip to Camino de Ronda in S'Agaro (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Platja Port Bo, Camino de Ronda
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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