16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain vacation planner

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Madrid
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Seville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ronda
— 1 night
Drive
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Malaga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 2 nights
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Cordoba
— 1 night
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Madrid
— 5 nights

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Madrid

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 30th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, pick up some local products at Mercado de San Antón, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes, and finally take a stroll through Gran Via.

Before you visit Madrid, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Seville

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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 1st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Magdalena, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiguedades el Museo, examine the collection at Casa Palacio de Las Duenas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ceramica Artistica Colon.

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Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Seville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Ronda

— 1 night

City of Dreams

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 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda, see the interesting displays at Museo Peinado, see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, see the interesting displays at Centro de Interpretacion del Vino, then make a trip to Puerta de Almocabar, and finally delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ronda attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Ronda sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites · Museums

Malaga

— 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Malaga Cathedral and Mercado Central de Atarazanas. Attractions like CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center and Museo Picasso Malaga make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, see the interesting displays at Revello de Toro Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Victoria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Episcopal Palace.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Malaga online route planner.

You can drive from Ronda to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Granada

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

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 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, make a trip to Court of the Lions, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo, see the interesting displays at Monasterio de la Concepcion, browse for treasures at Galeria Alea, then admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, then contemplate the long history of Palacio de los Cordova, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Chapel of Granada.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Granada planning app.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Malaga in May since evenings lows in Granada dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Cordoba

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, view the masterpieces at Sala el Potro, steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Granada to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Madrid

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Prado National Museum and Barrio de Salamanca. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Walls of Avila and Catedral de Avila. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Avila (Iglesia de Santo Tome el Viejo, Basilica de San Vicente, &more). Enjoy Madrid some more: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Alcala, examine the collection at Naval Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Madrid trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.