18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 3 nights
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Cordoba
— 1 night
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Seville
— 2 nights
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Malaga
— 2 nights
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Cabo de Gata
— 2 nights
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Valencia
— 2 nights
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Barcelona
— 3 nights

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Madrid

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Penalara Natural Park, then enjoy some diversion at Padel La Zona, then see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza mayor de Chinchon. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Alta Ruta Guadarrama.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid sightseeing planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Madrid is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in March: highs in Madrid hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes ©
Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes
Alta Ruta Guadarrama ©
Alta Ruta Guadarrama

1
night
Cordoba

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the striking features of Posada del Potro, don't miss a visit to Los Patios De San Basilio, make a trip to Cairuan Street, pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Maimonides, then see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, and finally make a trip to Puerta del Almodovar. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Alvear, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Merced, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba travel route builder app.

You can drive from Madrid to Cordoba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

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Food Tours
Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda ©
Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda
Cairuan Street ©
Cairuan Street

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Seville

Seville ©

City of Towers

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 26th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Roman Necropolis, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Ensemble of Carmona, then explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona, and finally experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento (City Hall), make a trip to Plaza de San Francisco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Caridad, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Jose.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. March in Seville sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

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Capilla de los Marineros ©
Capilla de los Marineros
Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona ©
Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona
Capilla de San Jose ©
Capilla de San Jose

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Malaga

Malaga ©

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iglesia de Los Martires and Museum Jorge Rando. Get some cultural insight at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares and Plaza de Ole. Venture out of the city with trips to Ardales National Park (in Ardales) and Carvajal Beach (in Benalmadena). There's much more to do: stroll through Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo, view the masterpieces at Mahatma Showroom, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Church (Sagrado Corazon).

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Malaga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Malaga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March in Malaga, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo de Gata.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo ©
Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo
Ardales National Park ©
Ardales National Park
Museum Jorge Rando ©
Museum Jorge Rando

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Cabo de Gata

Cabo de Gata ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa del Barronal, then take in panoramic vistas at Mirador Isleta del Moro, then admire the majestic nature at Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Cabo De Gata. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cala del Corralete.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cabo de Gata online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Cabo de Gata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Cabo de Gata sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Cabo de Gata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park ©
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park
Playa del Barronal ©
Playa del Barronal
Cala del Corralete ©
Cala del Corralete

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Valencia

Valencia ©

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti, wander the streets of Barrio del Carmen, then see the interesting displays at Museu Faller de Valencia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Patacona.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cabo de Gata to Valencia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Museu Faller de Valencia ©
Museu Faller de Valencia
Playa de la Patacona ©
Playa de la Patacona
Barrio del Carmen ©
Barrio del Carmen

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Barcelona

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Casa Museu Cal Gerrer. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museu Del Ferrocarril, then explore the world behind art at Museu del Cau Ferrat, then kick back and relax at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, and finally contemplate the long history of Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt.

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Drive from Valencia to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in April, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Museu del Cau Ferrat ©
Museu del Cau Ferrat
Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona ©
Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
Colonia Guell  Gaudi Crypt ©
Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt

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