21 days in Spain Itinerary

21 days in Spain Itinerary

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21 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Sitges
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
3
Tarragona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Valencia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Teulada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Murcia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Seville
— 3 nights
End: Seville

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.
Camp Nou has been added to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Park Guell and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fenals Beach and Barcelona Cathedral. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Vila Vella (Old Town) in Tossa de Mar--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, contemplate the long history of Ciutat Vella, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip app .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sitges.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

few
hours
Sitges

Sitges ©
Sitges is a town about 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, in Catalonia, renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Playa de Sitges.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sitges road trip site .

You can drive from Barcelona to Sitges in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Sitges sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tarragona.

Things to do in Sitges

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Playa de Sitges ©
La Playa de Sitges

2
nights
Tarragona

Tarragona ©
Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. On the 6th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro de Tarragona.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tarragona tour planner .

You can drive from Sitges to Tarragona in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Tarragona

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa El Torn Naturist Beach, Cambrils Beach Platja Prat d'En Fores y Regueral
Highlights from your plan
Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona
Playa de Arrabassada ©
Playa de Arrabassada

1
night
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): Head underground at Coves de Sant Josep, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Canet, then steep yourself in history at Torres de Serranos, and finally don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Valencia trip maker .

Getting from Tarragona to Valencia by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Valencia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Teulada.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Canet, Coves de Sant Josep
Highlights from your plan
Coves de Sant Josep ©
Coves de Sant Josep
Torres de Serranos ©
Torres de Serranos

3
nights
Teulada

Teulada ©
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Arenal Beach, make a trip to Faro de Cabo de la Nao, and then kick back and relax at Playa La Granadella.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Teulada online attractions planner .

You can drive from Valencia to Teulada in 1.5 hours. June in Teulada sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Murcia.

Things to do in Teulada

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Javea, Playa de l'Ampolla, Cala del Moraig
Highlights from your plan
Arenal Beach ©
Arenal Beach
Playa La Granadella ©
Playa La Granadella
Cala del Moraig ©
Cala del Moraig

1
night
Murcia

Murcia ©
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at La Mata Beach, stroll through Jardín Huerto del Cura, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Santa Maria.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Murcia online road trip planner .

You can drive from Teulada to Murcia in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Murcia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Nerja.

Things to do in Murcia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

El Palmeral, La Mata Beach, Museo Del Teatro Romano
Highlights from your plan
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria
El Palmeral ©
El Palmeral

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa El Salon and Playa de la Cala Mijas. Take a break from the city and head to Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Burriana Beach. Explore Nerja's surroundings by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Fuengirola), Avenida del Mar (in Marbella) and Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden (in Jete). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Balcon de Europa and contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nerja road trip planner.

Drive from Murcia to Nerja in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Nerja can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Playa de la Cala Mijas, Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden, Avenida del Mar
Highlights from your plan
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Avenida del Mar ©
Avenida del Mar
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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 17th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Area Recreativa Rio Dilar, then take in breathtaking views at Los Cahorros, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Granada route planner.

You can drive from Nerja to Granada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Cahorros, Area Recreativa Rio Dilar
Highlights from your plan
Area Recreativa Rio Dilar ©
Area Recreativa Rio Dilar
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba day trip tool .

You can drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Barrio Santa Cruz and Parque Nacional de Donana. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seville Cathedral and Archaeological Ensemble of Italica. Venture out of the city with trips to Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta) (in Benaojan) and Playa de Matalascanas (in Matalascanas).

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in June: highs in Seville hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Cueva de la Pileta, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, Playa de Matalascanas
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica

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