9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Gibraltar
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Ronda
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Seville
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Gibraltar

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Ronda Dressage and then do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ronda online journey maker .

Gibraltar, Gibraltar to Ronda is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar in October, expect nights in Ronda to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Wineries Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Wine Tours & Tastings
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip tool .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madrid tour planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in October, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough 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

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, have fun at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): wander the streets of Albayzin, then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then test your problem-solving skills at El Reino Escape Room.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Granada day trip website .

Fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for little chillier nights in Granada, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room

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