20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  16​h
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Seville
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Granada
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Valencia
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Casa Batllo and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. The adventure continues: browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and make a trip to Passeig de Gracia.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona planner .

Seattle, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, car, and flight. Traveling from Seattle to Barcelona, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Seattle - with highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Platja Port Bo
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, then kick back and relax at Cala Moli, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Llonga, look for gifts at Hippy Market Punta Arabia, then examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, then take a stroll through Dalt Vila, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town travel route planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa Cala Llonga, Hippy Market Punta Arabi, Cala Comte
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte

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.
On the 10th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, view the masterpieces at Un Gato en Bicicleta, view the masterpieces at Delimbo, take in the exciting artwork at La Galeria Roja, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, and finally explore by horseback at Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares.

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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. Traveling from Ibiza Town in September, Seville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Old City, contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro, examine the collection at Museo Lara, then look for gifts at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa El Padron, stroll through Reservatauro Ronda, then explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then take in the exciting artwork at Scott Simpson Fine Art, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Mondragon.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Ronda sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Playa El Padron
Highlights from your plan
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
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. On the 14th (Sat), kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, then make a trip to Balcon de Europa, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Nerja, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Detunda Cueva De Nerja, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nerja Market, then browse for treasures at Nerja Book Centre, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Bentomiz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios.

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Traveling by car from Ronda to Nerja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ronda in September: high temperatures in Nerja hover around 80°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, Bodegas Bentomiz
Highlights from your plan
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Bodegas Bentomiz ©
Bodegas Bentomiz
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, take in the exciting artwork at Milenium Gallery, steep yourself in history at Archive Saint John of God Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Reez, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take a stroll through Albayzin.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Granada holiday tool .

Drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Generalife ©
Generalife
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore by horseback at Horse Riding Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Rio Creative Art Center, then wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid journey maker tool .

You can fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Madrid, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valencia Cathedral and La Lonja de la Seda. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Plaza de la Virgen. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparc Valencia, explore the activities along Jardi del Turia, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Valencia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Valencia, with lows of 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

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