13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Madrid
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Seville
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Toledo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Granada
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Madrid

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 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza mayor de Chinchon.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Madrid travel itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of Casa Don Bosco, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and then head outdoors with Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Embalses Guadalhorce-Guadalteba, get great views at Puente Nuevo, and then get great views at Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ronda itinerary website .

You can take a train from Madrid to Ronda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in April: highs in Ronda hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Embalses Guadalhorce-Guadalteba, Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos ©
Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seville trip app .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Seville

Tours Nightlife Outdoors

3
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional de Cabaneros and Sierra de Gredos. Change things up with these side-trips from Toledo: Aranjuez (Casa del Labrador & Jardin del Principe.), Teatro Municipal de Almagro (in Almagro) and Consuegra Castle (in Consuegra). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, admire the striking features of Ayuntamiento de Toledo, explore the ancient world of El Pozo De Los Deseos, and don't miss a visit to Custodia de Arfe.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Toledo online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Toledo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in April, Toledo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aranjuez, Parque Nacional de Cabaneros, Castillo de Consuegra, Teatro Municipal de Almagro, Sierra de Gredos
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Sierra de Gredos ©
Sierra de Gredos
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Teatro Municipal de Almagro ©
Teatro Municipal de Almagro

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then make a trip to Paseo de los Tristes, then step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Nicolas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, then step into the grandiose world of Fortaleza de la Mota, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaén Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Granada online journey planner .

You can drive from Toledo to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Los Cahorros, Fortaleza de la Mota, Jaén Cathedral
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Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces
Wine Tours & Tastings
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

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