16 days in Madrid, Valencia & South of Spain Itinerary

16 days in Madrid, Valencia & South of Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Madrid, Valencia & South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Valencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Murcia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Madrid
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
End: Jakarta

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park, then admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Gran Via, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Madrid, use our trip itinerary maker.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Madrid is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Madrid. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect Madrid to be much colder, temps between 14°C and 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 30th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Micalet - Miguelete, pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at City of the Arts and Sciences.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Valencia trip builder .

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect nights in Valencia to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Murcia.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Murcia

Murcia ©
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). On the 1st (Wed), make a trip to Plaza Julian Romea and then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de las Flores. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Episcopal Palace of Murcia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Santa Maria, don't miss a visit to Plaza Cardenal Belluga, don't miss a visit to Real Casino de Murcia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Jesus, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Murcia holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Valencia to Murcia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Murcia can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Granada.

Things to do in Murcia

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria
Room Escape Games
Real Casino de Murcia ©
Real Casino de Murcia

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), make a trip to Carrera del Darro, then don't miss a visit to Puente de Las Chirimias, and then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Generalife and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Granada trip itinerary website .

Getting from Murcia to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Murcia in January; daily highs in Granada reach 14°C and lows reach 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cordoba.

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
Cordoba

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.
On the 5th (Sun), snap pictures at Roman Bridge and then contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cordoba travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the views from Puente de San Bernardo, then learn about all things military at Torre del Oro, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Royal Alcázar of Seville, deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory, then admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Sevilla.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seville, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Seville to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

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