17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 3 nights
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Ciudad Real
— 1 night
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Almodovar del Rio
— 1 night
Drive
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Cordoba
Drive
5
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Jerez De La Frontera
— 1 night
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Cadiz
Drive
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Ronda
— 1 night
Drive
9
Setenil de las Bodegas
— 1 night
Drive
10
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Granada
— 1 day
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12
Almeria
— 1 night
Drive
13
Cuenca
— 1 night
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14
Segovia
Drive
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Madrid
— 1 night
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Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On your second day here, stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then walk around Casa de Campo, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary builder app.

Quito, Ecuador to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Quito to Madrid is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Quito in August; daily highs in Madrid reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ciudad Real.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Ciudad Real

— 1 night
Ciudad Real is a city in Castile–La Mancha, Spain, with a population of c. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll around Gasset Park and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Almagro.

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Getting from Madrid to Ciudad Real by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Almodovar del Rio.

Things to do in Ciudad Real

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Almodovar del Rio

— 1 night
Almodóvar del Río is a city located in the province of Córdoba, Spain. To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Almodovar del Rio trip planner.

Drive from Ciudad Real to Almodovar del Rio in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Ciudad Real in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Almodovar del Rio: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Almodovar del Rio

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Cordoba

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.
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Drive from Almodovar del Rio to Cordoba in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for Seville on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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.
On the 10th (Tue), admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and then walk around Parque de Maria Luisa.

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Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in August, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Jerez De La Frontera.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Jerez De La Frontera

— 1 night

Sherry Capital of the World

A culturally and historically rich city, Jerez de la Frontera is known around the world for the production of Spanish sherry.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera and then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tio Pepe.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jerez De La Frontera tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Seville to Jerez De La Frontera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Jerez De La Frontera

Wineries

Cadiz

Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cadiz road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jerez De La Frontera to Cadiz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jerez De La Frontera in August, expect nights in Cadiz to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. You will leave for Ronda on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Cadiz

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Del Rey Moro.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ronda trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cadiz in August, you will find days in Ronda are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Setenil de las Bodegas.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Setenil de las Bodegas

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of la Encarnacion and then explore the historical opulence of Arab Castle.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Setenil de las Bodegas trip itinerary maker.

Setenil de las Bodegas is very close to Ronda. In August in Setenil de las Bodegas, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Setenil de las Bodegas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then make a trip to Malaga Feria.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga travel route planning tool.

Drive from Setenil de las Bodegas to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Setenil de las Bodegas in August, you will find days in Malaga are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Granada

— 1 day

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 17th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then stop by Albayzin.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip planning tool.

Drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Almeria.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Almeria

— 1 night
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba and then admire the majestic nature at Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park.

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Traveling by car from Granada to Almeria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in August, Almeria is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cuenca.

Things to do in Almeria

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Cuenca

— 1 night
Cuenca is a city in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha in central Spain. For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cuenca route tool.

Traveling by flight from Almeria to Cuenca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Segovia.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Segovia

Light of Castilla

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Segovia vacation site.

Traveling by train from Cuenca to Segovia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Segovia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Segovia

Outdoors · Tours
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Madrid

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Traveling by car from Segovia to Madrid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · 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.