18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Ronda
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral Primada in Toledo--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

4
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, head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, and explore by horseback at Caballos y Vino.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ronda trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Ronda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Ronda are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

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

3
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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seville route planner .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

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

5
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 striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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