15 days in London & Spain Itinerary

15 days in London & Spain Itinerary

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15 days in London & Spain Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
End: Madrid, Spain

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Paul's Cathedral as well as Piccadilly Circus. Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. Tower of London and Banqueting House will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, wander the streets of Westminster, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London day trip planning tool .

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in London reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. You will leave for Malaga on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, stroll the grounds of English Cemetery at Malaga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Malaga Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip itinerary maker .

Fly from London to Malaga in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Malaga. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Malaga reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

1
night
Granada, Spain

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Malaga in May since evenings lows in Granada dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
nights
Seville, Spain

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 23rd (Thu): learn about all things military at Torre del Oro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then admire the striking features of Catedral de Sevilla.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Seville trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Seville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Seville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba online trip planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

1
night
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Catedral Primada has been added to your itinerary.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Toledo fast, fun, and easy.

Take a train from Cordoba to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Toledo, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 53°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid and then make a trip to Gran Via. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Prado National Museum and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Madrid day trip tool .

You can take a train from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

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