22 days in Spain Itinerary

22 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  14 h
1
Madrid
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Alcazar of Segovia. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum & Catedral Primada) and Segovia (Padres Carmelitas, Santa Cruz la Real, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, stroll around Casa de Campo, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and explore the world behind art at Museo Lazaro Galdiano.

Plan trip to Madrid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Los Angeles, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Madrid due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, explore the ancient world of Roman Bridge, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Rafael Boti, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville. Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral de Sevilla and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, and steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip site.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for slightly colder days in Seville, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. You will leave for Ronda on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
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 7th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, then examine the collection at Museo Lara, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro, and then stop by Old City.

Before you visit Ronda, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Ronda are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

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.
Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Albayzin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then browse the exhibits of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, and finally admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ronda in September: high temperatures in Granada hover around 82°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

2
nights
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 11th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardi del Turia, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, and finally steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Valencia online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Granada to Valencia in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in September, Valencia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, appreciate the extensive heritage of Carrer de Montcada, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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