21 days in Spain Itinerary

21 days in Spain Itinerary

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1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
2
Valencia
— 2 nights
3
Elche
— 2 nights
4
Granada
— 2 nights
5
Nerja
— 3 nights
6
Marbella
— 3 nights
7
Seville
— 2 nights
8
Madrid
— 1 night

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona visit planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Valencia trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Elche.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Oceanografic Valencia ©
Oceanografic Valencia

2
nights
Elche

Elche ©
Elche, or Elx, is a town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó, Spain. On the 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Misteri D'Elx, then don't miss a visit to Torre de la Calahorra, then admire the natural beauty at El Palmeral, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardín Huerto del Cura, get to know the resident critters at Rio Safari Elche, and then kick back and relax at Playa El Carabassi.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Elche online trip planner.

You can drive from Valencia to Elche in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Elche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Misteri D'Elx ©
Misteri D'Elx
El Palmeral ©
El Palmeral
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, let the river carry you with Gualay Aventura, and then contemplate the long history of Generalife. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Albayzin, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Granada online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Elche to Granada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Elche in August since evenings lows in Granada dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Gualay Aventura ©
Gualay Aventura
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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. Change things up with a short trip to Torrenigma Escape Room in Torre del Mar (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, stroll through Burriana Beach, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Nerja sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Nerja, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Torre del Mar
Highlights from your plan
Torrenigma Escape Room ©
Torrenigma Escape Room
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar

3
nights
Marbella

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Explore Marbella's surroundings by going to Ronda (Reservatauro Ronda, Puente Nuevo, &more). The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, steep yourself in history at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, get to know the resident critters at Bioparc, and go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marbella trip app.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ronda, Bioparc, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Santa Marta. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seville online route planner.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · 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

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid road trip app.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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