8 days in South of Spain & Spain Itinerary

8 days in South of Spain & Spain Itinerary

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8 days in South of Spain & Spain Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Seville
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: London

1
night
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 24th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville trip maker.

London, UK to Seville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Seville reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Cuenca, take in the views from Puente Viejo, ponder the design of Fuente de los Ocho Canos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Padre Jesus, then get great views at Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador Paseo Blas Infante. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Cortijo Los Aguilares, do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, snap pictures at Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, then explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally explore the ancient world of Palacio de Congresos de Ronda.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ronda trip itinerary website .

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Wineries Parks
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Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Socorro ©
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then make a trip to Plaza de Oriente.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip tool .

Getting from Ronda to Madrid by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ronda in January, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can 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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