15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Madrid
train + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cudillero
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Granada
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Madrid

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. On the 2nd (Tue), stroll through Burriana Beach, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Detunda Cueva De Nerja, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Punta Lara, explore the world behind art at C.A.C. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Francisco Hernández, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, then stop by DEGUSTA ANDALUCIA, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Nerja.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nerja holiday planning app .

Madrid to Nerja is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Velez-Malaga
Highlights from your plan
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 4th (Thu), do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, then delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Scott Simpson Fine Art, then take a stroll through Old City, then get great views at Puente Nuevo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Lara.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ronda day trip site .

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Ronda are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo

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 6th (Sat): walk around Retiro Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, look for gifts at Confiteria Marques Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Cava Baja Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madrid sightseeing site .

Getting from Ronda to Madrid by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cudillero.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

3
nights
Cudillero

Cudillero ©
Cudillero is a small village and municipality in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Espiritu Santo. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Vidio, delve into the distant past at Conjunto Etnografico de Teixois, and then examine the collection at Museo Molinos Mazonovo.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cudillero trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Cudillero takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Cudillero: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Cudillero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Taramundi, Mirador del Espiritu Santo, Ruta de La Cascada Seimeira
Highlights from your plan
Playa del Silencio ©
Playa del Silencio
Museo Molinos Mazonovo ©
Museo Molinos Mazonovo
Ruta de La Cascada Seimeira ©
Ruta de La Cascada Seimeira

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, then look for gifts at Ganbara, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Basque Coast Geopark, experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, make a trip to San Anton Bridge, then take a stroll through Casco Viejo, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Cudillero to San Sebastian - Donostia by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cudillero in July: highs in San Sebastian - Donostia hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bilbao
Highlights from your plan
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 14th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): wander the streets of Albayzin, steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Granada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in July, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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