18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Madrid
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Salamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Bilbao
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Seville
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Mexico City

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retiro Park, and finally make a trip to Estacion de Atocha. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Madrid vacation builder tool .

Mexico City, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in June, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Plaza Mayor, admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Salamanca,Casco Historico.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Salamanca tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Madrid to Salamanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madrid in June, with highs in Salamanca at 32°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bilbao.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

1
night
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Casco Viejo, take an in-depth tour of Euskal Museoa Bilbao Museo Vasco, then make a trip to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then admire the masterpieces at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bilbao online route planner .

You can drive from Salamanca to Bilbao in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Salamanca in June, plan for little chillier days in Bilbao, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Fun & Games Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Room Escape Games
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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.
Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Vila Vella (Old Town) in Tossa de Mar, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc Guell, and appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary tool .

Fly from Bilbao to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Bilbao in June, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, then kick back and relax at Cala Bassa, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cova de Can Marca, and finally wander the streets of Dalt Vila. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Walking Ibiza, have fun at Kentucky Derby, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puig de Missa, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ibiza Town trip builder tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Ibiza Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Cueva de Can Marca, Cala Comte, Cala Bassa
Highlights from your plan
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Walking Ibiza ©
Walking Ibiza

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then explore the galleries of Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally stroll through Casa de Pilatos.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Seville day trip planning site .

Fly from Ibiza Town to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
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 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ronda, take some stellar pictures from Puente Nuevo, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, admire the striking features of La Casa Del Rey Moro, then wander the streets of Old City, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ronda trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Ronda sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
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 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, then explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): admire the local landmark of The Old Fountain, take in the waterfront at Paseo Maritimo, don't miss a visit to Castillo de San Miguel, don't miss a visit to El Puente del Águila, then don't miss a visit to Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, and finally stop by Torrox Costa Promenade.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nerja road trip planning app .

Getting from Ronda to Nerja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Ronda, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nerja, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Paseo Maritimo, Castillo de San Miguel, The Old Fountain, Torrox Costa Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, and finally explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Granada trip planner .

Getting from Nerja to Granada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Granada are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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