16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 2 nights
Bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Granada
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
4
Alhambra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
Bus:  45​min
6
Mijas
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Marbella
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
On the 16th (Mon), wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in December: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then don't miss a visit to Catedral Primada, and then examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid route planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Madrid is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo ©

1
day
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 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, then take a stroll through Albayzin, and then steep yourself in history at Alhambra.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Granada online trip planner .

Getting from Madrid to Granada by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alhambra.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

1
night
Alhambra

Alhambra ©
On the 20th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Area Recreativa Rio Dilar and then don't miss a visit to Justice Gate.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alhambra day trip website .

Alhambra is very close to Granada. In December, daytime highs in Alhambra are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Alhambra

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Area Recreativa Rio Dilar
Highlights from your plan
Area Recreativa Rio Dilar ©
Area Recreativa Rio Dilar
Justice Gate ©
Justice Gate

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Balcon de Europa, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga, and then look for all kinds of wild species at El Torcal de Antequera. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, then contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, and finally make a trip to Pasaje de Chinitas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Malaga day trip tool .

Getting from Alhambra to Malaga by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Alhambra in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Malaga: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Mijas.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Balcon de Europa, El Torcal de Antequera
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera

4
nights
Mijas

Mijas ©
Mijas is known for golf, beaches, theme parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take a stroll through La Carihuela, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Mijas trip maker .

You can take a bus from Malaga to Mijas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Mijas

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Fuengirola
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena ©
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela
Los Boliches ©
Los Boliches

2
nights
Marbella

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina, hike along Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida del Mar, then wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Marbella attractions planner.

Marbella is just a short distance from Mijas. In December, daytime highs in Marbella are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

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