16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Madrid
— 4 nights
Train + Bus:  5​h
2
Nerja
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Madrid is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect nights in Madrid to be much colder, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

1
night
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 4th (Wed), Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, then make a trip to Balcon de Europa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nerja attractions planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Madrid to Nerja in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nerja can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, and then explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, wander the streets of Old City, admire the striking features of La Casa Del Rey Moro, then see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, and finally do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ronda online sightseeing planner .

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. Traveling from Nerja in September, you will find days in Ronda are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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.
On the 7th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, then admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, then stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de España.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 9th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, wander the streets of Dalt Vila, then stroll through Platja de ses Salines, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kentucky Derby.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Ibiza Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kentucky Derby
Highlights from your plan
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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