20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Tarifa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Seville
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
5
Cordoba
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Berlin

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Ciutat Vella and CosmoCaixa Barcelona. You'll explore and learn at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Monasterio de Sant Joan les Fonts. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Lloret de Mar (Fenals Beach & Lloret Beach), Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels) and La Fageda d'en Jorda (in Olot). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Monasterio de Sant Joan les Fonts, La Fageda d'en Jorda, Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga and Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga. Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Chapel of Granada and Basilica de San Juan de Dios. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jerome Monastery, steep yourself in history at La Madraza, and view the masterpieces at Milenium Gallery.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Granada journey site .

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Granada, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tarifa.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Malaga
Highlights from your plan
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

2
nights
Tarifa

Tarifa ©
As the southernmost point in Europe, Tarifa is famous for having the continent’s best windsurfing conditions, making it a well-known surfer’s paradise.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Monumento al General Copons, kick back and relax at Playa de Valdevaqueros, take in the exciting artwork at Atlas Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Bolonia, stroll through Punta Paloma, then head outdoors with Mirador del Estrecho, and finally delve into the distant past at Enclave Arqueologico de Carteia.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tarifa online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Tarifa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in February, expect Tarifa to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Tarifa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Enclave Arqueologico de Carteia
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Valdevaqueros ©
Playa de Valdevaqueros
Playa de Bolonia ©
Playa de Bolonia
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Archaeological Museum of Sevilla. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza de España and Las Duenas. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Colegiata de Osuna (in Osuna) and Reservatauro Ronda (in Ronda). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tarifa to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tarifa in February, Seville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Colegiata de Osuna, Reservatauro Ronda, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Bodegas Lagar Blanco, then examine the collection at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Sala el Potro, then learn about winemaking at Alvear, then look for gifts at Ceramica Alcaide, and finally examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba attractions planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Cordoba sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Montilla, Ceramica Alcaide
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Alcazar de Segovia and The Walls of Avila will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica de San Vicente (in Avila), Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Casco Historico de Toledo, & more) and Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery and get a taste of the local shopping with Barrio de Salamanca.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Madrid online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Cordoba in March, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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