43 days in Spain Itinerary

43 days in Spain Itinerary

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43 days in Spain Itinerary

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

29
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Walls of Avila (in Avila), Segovia (Balloon Rides, La Muralla de Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Arquivo Historico Provincial de Toledo, Palacio de Galiana, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid online road trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Madrid is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Madrid, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, The Walls of Avila, Torre de los Lodones, Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor
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Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza de Los Refinadores, then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville day trip website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Seville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
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: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take a stroll through Old City, delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, and get great views at Puente Nuevo.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ronda trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) 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
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Climbing Tours

2
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Molino de Papel, enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, then don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, and then kick back and relax at Playa El Salon.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja journey website .

Drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Nerja is slightly colder than Ronda - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina, and finally take a stroll through Marbella Old Town.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marbella trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marbella when traveling from Nerja in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Climbing Tours
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Puerto Banus Marina ©
Puerto Banus Marina

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, kick back and relax at Cala Moli, then head off the coast to Es Vedra, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ibiza Town day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Marbella to Ibiza Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Ibiza Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kentucky Derby
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Es Vedra ©
Es Vedra

3
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 Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Barcelona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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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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