28 days in Spain Itinerary

28 days in Spain Itinerary

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28 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Seville
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Ronda
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marbella
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Granada
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Barcelona
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville. Catedral de Sevilla and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Playa de la Barrosa (in Chiclana de la Frontera), Parque Nacional de Donana (in Huelva) and Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos (in Cordoba). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, head outdoors with Paseo Alcalde Marques del Contadero, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, and admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seville day trip planning tool .

New York City, USA to Seville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Seville due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Seville reach 65°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cordoba, Playa de la Barrosa, Parque Nacional de Donana
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and Museo Peinado. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ruinas de Acinipo and Palacio de Mondragon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ronda: Alcazaba de Antequera (in Antequera) and El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro (in El Chorro). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, and take a stroll through Old City.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ronda trip planner .

Take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Ronda sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Alcazaba de Antequera, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
Highlights from your plan
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

3
nights
Marbella

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.
Alcazaba and Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Riding Fun In The Sun and Adventure Rider Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: El Torcal de Antequera (in Antequera) and Malaga (Malaga Cathedral & Museo Picasso Malaga). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, take a spin around town with Dust Devils, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marbella online trip itinerary builder .

Take a bus from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Marbella are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Malaga, El Torcal de Antequera, Adventure Rider Centre, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, Riding Fun In The Sun
Highlights from your plan
Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

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. Bodegas Bentomiz and Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of El Salvador and Punta Lara. Change things up with a short trip to Convent of San Francisco in Velez-Malaga (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, stroll through Burriana Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nerja road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marbella to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marbella in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Nerja. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Velez-Malaga, Bodegas Bentomiz
Highlights from your plan
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Bodegas Bentomiz ©
Bodegas Bentomiz

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.
Appreciate the collections at Monasterio de la Concepcion and Archive Saint John of God Museum. Popular historic sites such as Alhambra and Albayzin are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, get outside with Sierra & Sol, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Granada trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Granada are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Archaeology (Museo Arqueologic de Ibiza y Formentera), explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then take a stroll through Dalt Vila, then kick back and relax at Cala Bassa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museu Puig Molin, then kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, then step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Moli.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ibiza Town trip planner .

Fly from Granada to Ibiza Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ibiza Town when traveling from Granada in April, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Comte, Cala Bassa
Highlights from your plan
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Necropolis del Puig des Molins
Necropolis del Puig des Molins

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.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Picasso and Parc de Montjuic. Get in touch with nature at Playa de La Barceloneta and Cala Futadera. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to S'Agaro to see Camino de Ronda about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll through Carretera de Les Aigues, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cala Futadera, Camino de Ronda
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Valle del Clamores and Senda Ecologica de Toledo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Catedral Primada, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and wander the streets of Gran Via.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip site .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Toledo, Valle del Clamores
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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