18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mijas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Malaga
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For shopping fun, head to Jacinta & Maria Chocolates or Taste of America Chamberi. Museum-lovers will appreciate Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha and Museo Cerralbo. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno) and Mosque of Christ of the Light (in Toledo). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena, examine the collection at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid attractions planner.

London, UK to Madrid is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from London in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 36°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Toledo, Playa del Alberche
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Museo Cerralbo ©
Museo Cerralbo
Mosque of Christ of the Light ©
Mosque of Christ of the Light

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), stop by Coco Sevilla, look for gifts at Taste of America, stop by Malanga - Hecho a Mano, then stop by La Gitana Loca, then look for gifts at Dale Un Capricho, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Zaguan 24, look for gifts at Le Secret de Carmen, look for gifts at Productos de la Sierra, then stop by Ceramica Triana, and finally look for gifts at Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusi.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. June in Seville sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mijas.

Things to do in Seville

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Productos de la Sierra ©
Productos de la Sierra
Taste of America ©
Taste of America

2
nights
Mijas

Mijas ©
On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Museo Historico-Etnologico, examine the collection at Enoteca Museo del Vino Mijas, then buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Miramar, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Plaza de los Chinorros. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo de Miniaturas Carromato de Mijas, then explore the world behind art at Exposicion Artesania de Espana, then admire the masterpieces at CAC Mijas, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de Ole.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mijas using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Mijas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Mijas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Mijas

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fuengirola, Plaza de Ole
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Enoteca Museo del Vino Mijas ©
Enoteca Museo del Vino Mijas
Centro Comercial Miramar ©
Centro Comercial Miramar
Exposicion Artesania de Espana ©
Exposicion Artesania de Espana

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
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 15th (Wed): shake up your sightseeing with SierrAventura Ronda, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and then look for gifts at ArtesamArt.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda attractions app .

Drive from Mijas to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Mijas in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda
Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor ©
Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor
ArtesamArt ©
ArtesamArt

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado San Agustin and London Room. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Archive Saint John of God Museum and Casa de Castril. Go for a jaunt from Granada to Monachil to see Los Cahorros about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by La Lirio Gastroway and wander the streets of Albayzin.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Los Cahorros
Highlights from your plan
Munira ©
Munira
Casa de Castril ©
Casa de Castril
Mercado San Agustin ©
Mercado San Agustin

1
night
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 19th (Sun), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Garage Market Malaga and then admire the masterpieces at Fundacion Picasso - Museo Natal.

To find maps, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Malaga route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fundacion Picasso - Museo Natal ©
Fundacion Picasso - Museo Natal

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jose Benlliure House/Museum and Reales Atarazanas. Explore hidden gems such as Mercado Colon and Blasco Ibanez House/Museum. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Playa del Perellonet.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Valencia trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Malaga to Valencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Reales Atarazanas ©
Reales Atarazanas
Mercado Colon ©
Mercado Colon
Jose Benlliure House/Museum ©
Jose Benlliure House/Museum

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA and Las Ramblas. Step off the beaten path and head to Delta del Llobregat and Parc Mediambiental de Gualba. Step out of Barcelona to go to Sitges and see Alberto Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at MUHBA - El Call and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Delta del Llobregat, Alberto Beach, Parc Mediambiental de Gualba
Highlights from your plan
Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA ©
Delta del Llobregat ©
Delta del Llobregat
MUHBA - El Call ©
MUHBA - El Call

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