17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip planner

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Alicante
— 2 nights
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Seville
— 2 nights
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Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Malaga
— 2 nights
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Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Alicante

— 2 nights

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Passeig Esplanada d'Espanya, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA), and then partake in some friendly competition at Locus Fugae.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alicante travel route planning tool.

Izmir, Turkey to Alicante is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Izmir in April, you will find days in Alicante are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Alicante

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Spas

Seville

— 2 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 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol). On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seville journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Alicante to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods

Ronda

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Paddock Paradise Ronda, learn about winemaking at Bodega Kieninger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz, and explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ronda online day trip planner.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Ronda, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Malaga

— 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Cristo de la Salud Church, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then have some family-friendly fun at La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Finca Del Secretario, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the natural beauty at Parque La Muralla, then get outside with Adventure Rider Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Malaga trip planning app.

You can drive from Ronda to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Malaga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque del Retiro, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardines de la Rosaleda.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planner.

You can fly from Malaga to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Malaga in April: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Barcelona

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.