21 days in Spain Itinerary

21 days in Spain Itinerary

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21 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Madrid
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney

6
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, stroll around Retiro Park, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Madrid day trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Madrid. In May, daytime highs in Madrid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

2
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, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip builder site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip builder tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Seville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: highs in Seville hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore the stunning scenery at SierrAventura Ronda.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Ronda online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Benalmadena Puerto Marina and then stroll around Parque De La Paloma. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally make a trip to Balcon de Europa.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Malaga, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Balcon de Europa
Highlights from your plan
Benalmadena Puerto Marina ©
Benalmadena Puerto Marina
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

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 31st (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, take in the views from Cuesta del Rey Chico, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, and finally look for gifts at Tienda Souvenirs La Alborea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, take a stroll through Albayzin, then don't miss a visit to La Ermita de San Miguel Alto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Royal Chapel.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Granada road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Granada, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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