17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  8​h
1
Malaga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Ronda
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Jaen
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Malaga
— 1 day
Train:  2​h 30​min
8
Madrid
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa de La Malagueta.

Make your Malaga itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Malaga is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Malaga is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Malaga when traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa de La Malagueta ©
Playa de La Malagueta

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
You've added Zahara de la Sierra, Mirador de Grazalema, Alameda Del Tajo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at El Tajo de Ronda and El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, wander the streets of Old City, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ronda travel route app.

Getting from Malaga to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, Zahara de la Sierra, Mirador de Grazalema
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City
Palacio de Mondragon ©
Palacio de Mondragon

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.
You've added Casa de Pilatos, Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), Plaza de España, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol). Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Pilatos, then snap pictures at Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana), then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally take in a show at Museo del Baile Flamenco.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip builder app.

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba, Parque Natural de Hornachuelos and Castillo de Almodovar. On the 5th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Almodovar, then walk around Parque Natural de Hornachuelos, and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba trip website.

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cordoba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jaen.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Parque Natural de Hornachuelos, Castillo de Almodovar
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

1
night
Jaen

Jaen ©
Jaén is a city in south-central Spain. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castillo de Santa Catalina as well as eBike Cazorla. On the 7th (Mon), get outside with eBike Cazorla and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Catalina.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jaen trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Cordoba to Jaen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in October: high temperatures in Jaen hover around 28°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Granada.

Things to do in Jaen

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

eBike Cazorla
Highlights from your plan
eBike Cazorla ©
eBike Cazorla
Castillo de Santa Catalina ©
Castillo de Santa Catalina

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sacromonte, Orgiva Tea Garden, Escuela de Flamenco La Fuente, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, then take a stroll through Albayzin, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Chocolate Abuela ili, examine the collection at Museo Casa Alpujarrena, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Escuela de Flamenco La Fuente, then take in nature's colorful creations at Orgiva Tea Garden, and finally wander the streets of Sacromonte.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Granada travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Jaen to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Granada are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Museo Casa Alpujarrena, Orgiva Tea Garden, Escuela de Flamenco La Fuente, Chocolate Abuela ili
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
day
Malaga

Malaga ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Puerto de Málaga, Castillo de Gibralfaro and Alcazaba. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerto de Málaga.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Malaga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Catedral Primada, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Mirador del Valle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

Take a train from Malaga to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Malaga in October: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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