18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Guayaquil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Seville
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Barcelona
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Guayaquil

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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, and take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seville online driving holiday planner .

Guayaquil, Ecuador to Seville is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Guayaquil in May, expect Seville to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, and take a stroll through Old City.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ronda holiday planner .

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

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

3
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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Alberquilla, explore the striking landscape at Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and make a trip to Balcon de Europa.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Nerja trip planner .

You can drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Nerja sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

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.
On the 24th (Fri), wander the streets of Albayzin, stop by Candil XXI, and then admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then don't miss a visit to La Ermita de San Miguel Alto, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

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

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Barcelona journey tool .

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Granada in May: highs in Barcelona hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore and take pictures at Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Madrid sightseeing planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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