22 days in Spain Itinerary

22 days in Spain Itinerary

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22 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Ronda
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Seville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Cairo

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, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Madrid travel route website .

Cairo, Egypt to Madrid is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Madrid. Traveling from Cairo in October, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

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

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba trip planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, you will find days in Cordoba are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

4
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 these side-trips from Nerja: Granada (Generalife & Alhambra). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon, stroll through Capistrano Playa, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and make a trip to Balcon de Europa.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nerja online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cordoba to Nerja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cordoba in October: highs in Nerja hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Granada
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

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 outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, take a stroll through Old City, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and scramble along the landscape with SierrAventura Ronda.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda road 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. In October, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

4
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 spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and make a trip to Metropol Parasol.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Seville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ronda to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

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

5
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, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, and stroll through Park Guell.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona holiday maker website .

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in October: highs in Barcelona hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods 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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