16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17​h
1
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Malaga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Cordoba
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla and Royal Chapel of Granada. Let the collections at Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil and ​​Cueva Museo capture your imagination. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Sinagoga del Agua (in Ubeda), Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba (in Almeria) and Jaén Cathedral (in Jaen). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Alhambra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Granada online trip planner .

Seattle, USA to Granada is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Granada. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in April: highs in Granada hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Almeria, Jaén Cathedral, Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, Sinagoga del Agua, ​​Cueva Museo
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla ©
Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Automobile and Fashion Museum and Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga. Visit Castillo de Gibralfaro and Malaga Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Antequera (El Torcal de Antequera & Alcazaba de Antequera), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Fuengirola) and El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro (in El Chorro). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, take in the exciting artwork at Gravura Taller de Grabado, and look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

Plan trip to Malaga with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Granada in May, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Antequera, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
Highlights from your plan
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro ©
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

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 5th (Tue), wander the streets of Old City, then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally snap pictures at Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, contemplate the long history of Ruinas de Acinipo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, and finally delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ronda holiday planner.

Drive from Malaga to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

3
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.
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Roman Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Palacio de Viana and Centro de Arte Rafael Boti. Step out of Cordoba with an excursion to Castillo de Almodovar in Almodovar del Rio--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Casa de Sefarad, make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, and get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba holiday site .

You can take a train from Ronda to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Cordoba can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Castillo de Almodovar
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Iglesia Colegial del Salvador and Centro Historico de Sevilla. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena, admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seville visit planner .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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