17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Mijas
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Nerja
— 1 night
Drive
7
Granada
— 2 nights
Bus to Malaga, Fly to Riyadh

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Barcelona

— 3 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 historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in March, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

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: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seville online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in March: high temperatures in Seville hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Ronda

— 2 nights

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 11th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then take in the views from Puente Nuevo. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Ronda, get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, then explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, then see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ronda tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mijas.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Mijas

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Concha, then stroll through Eco Reserva Ojen, and then tee off at Santana Golf. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Adventure Rider Centre, then examine the collection at Museo Historico-Etnologico, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally stroll around Parque De La Paloma.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mijas route planner.

Getting from Ronda to Mijas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Mijas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Nerja

— 1 night
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, then enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, and finally stroll through Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nerja trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mijas to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mijas in March, Nerja is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Granada travel route builder site.

Drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Granada, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.