20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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20 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ronda
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Seville
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and Micuari Arte & Diseno Mexicano. Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Gran Via. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Catedral Primada). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Madrid. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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.
Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Galeria La Lesia. Get some cultural insight at El Barri Gòtic and Parc Guell. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo, kick back and relax at Barceloneta Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in October, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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 29th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, view the masterpieces at Milenium Gallery, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Royal Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then take in the exciting artwork at Reez, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and finally step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada day trip planning tool .

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 October, plan for little chillier nights in Granada, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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. Visit Playa El Salon and Burriana Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Alberquilla, kick back and relax at Playa El Playazo, and stop by Torrox Costa Promenade.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nerja attractions planner .

Getting from Granada to Nerja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Torrox Costa Promenade
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 3rd (Sun), do a tasting at Descalzos Viejos S.L., learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then wander the streets of Old City, then take in the exciting artwork at Scott Simpson Fine Art, and finally snap pictures at Roman Bridge. On the next day, take a stroll through La Ciudad, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Kieninger, and finally savor the flavors at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ronda day trip planning site .

Drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nerja in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
Old City ©
Old City

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Un Gato en Bicicleta or Calle Sierpes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, view the masterpieces at La Galeria Roja, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, and hunt for treasures at Mercado de Triana.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seville travel website .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Seville are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

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

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