15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Seville
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Rio Creative Art Center, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid tour itinerary app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Madrid is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Madrid, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in September; daily highs in Madrid reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla. Get some cultural insight at Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. The adventure continues: catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, browse for treasures at Antiguedades el Museo, and view the masterpieces at Ceramica Artistica Colon.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Seville, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 12th (Thu), indulge your taste buds at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then view the masterpieces at Scott Simpson Fine Art, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ronda day trip planning app .

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Ronda sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa El Salon and then kick back and relax at Playa del Molino de Papel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Torrox Costa Promenade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, and then kick back and relax at Playa de la Alberquilla.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nerja road trip planning site .

You can drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ronda in September; daily highs in Nerja reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Torrox Costa Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

2
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 15th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, explore the world behind art at Milenium Gallery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Royal Chapel, contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then take in the exciting artwork at Reez, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and finally step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Granada day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Granada are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo will appeal to history buffs. Parc Guell and Museo Picasso are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach, and take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip tool .

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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