15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marbella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seville
— 2 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train
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Madrid
— 4 nights

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Malaga

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, then delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Cristo de la Salud Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Points of View Sculpture, steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with La Calle Larios, and finally steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Malaga visit planning website.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Málaga Airport, Jerez Airport and Sevilla Airport. December in Malaga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Marbella

Spanish Riviera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, then wander the streets of Old City, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, and finally explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, then take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Banus Marina, then head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, and finally make a trip to Centro Historico de Estepona.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marbella online trip planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Marbella in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Marbella, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Granada

Pearl of Spain

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 5th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate the long history of Generalife. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Alhambra, then make a trip to Carrera del Darro, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Chapel of Granada.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planner.

You can drive from Marbella to Granada in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marbella in December: high temperatures in Granada hover around 15°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Spas

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Seville

City of Towers

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.
On the 7th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, make a trip to Plaza de la Virgen de los Reyes, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Cordoba

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then delve into the distant past at Roman Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower, make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Rafael Boti, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in December, plan for little chillier nights in Cordoba, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Madrid

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Museo del Greco, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid visit planning site.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in December: highs in Madrid hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 3°C.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.