22 days in Spain Itinerary

22 days in Spain Itinerary

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22 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ronda
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Salamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Manchester

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Malaga (Room Escape Games & Alcazaba) and Prison Island (in Benalmadena). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and wander the streets of Albayzin.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Granada itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Granada is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Granada: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Malaga, Prison Island
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Room Escape Games

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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and stroll through Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Nerja day trip planning website .

Drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar

4
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: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, take some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, and wander the streets of Old City.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ronda trip planner .

You can drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Ronda sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

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

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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, find something for the whole family at Isla Magica, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seville tour planning site .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July in Seville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Theme 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
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 15th (Wed), make a trip to Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, steep yourself in history at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban).

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salamanca trip site .

Traveling by car from Seville to Salamanca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seville in July since evenings lows in Salamanca dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, nightlife, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Madrid. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona attractions planner .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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