16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
3
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Ronda
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Seville
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Head to La Boqueria and Villa del Arte Galleriesfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, go for a walk through Passeig de Gracia, kick back and relax at Barceloneta Beach, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker .

Washington DC, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Barcelona is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in November; daily highs in Barcelona reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stop by De Mil Amores, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, and finally stroll through Platja de ses Salines.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town road trip planning app .

Getting from Barcelona to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

3
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. Escape the urban bustle at Burriana Beach and Playa de la Cala el Canuelo. Do your shopping at DEGUSTA ANDALUCIA and Nerja Market. Take a break from Nerja with a short trip to El Torcal Natural Park in Antequera, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, make a trip to Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, and stroll through Capistrano Playa.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nerja trip maker website .

Getting from Ibiza Town to Nerja by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ibiza Town in November; daily highs in Nerja reach 60°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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El Torcal de Antequera
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo 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 9th (Sat): take a stroll through Old City, then view the masterpieces at Scott Simpson Fine Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Reservatauro Ronda.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Ronda route site .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in November, expect nights in Ronda to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wineries Wildlife
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Alcázar of Seville and Delimbo. Catedral de Sevilla and Plaza de España are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, view the masterpieces at Un Gato en Bicicleta, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, and shop like a local with La Galeria Roja.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville route planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Head to Mercado San Miguel and Gran Viafor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Diseno Propio. Artesania., contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, Madrid is a bit cooler than Seville - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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