22 days in Spain Itinerary

22 days in Spain Itinerary

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22 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  14​h
1
Madrid
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
3
Seville
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Ronda
— 2 nights
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


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5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore and learn at Royal Palace of Madrid and Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza Mayor and Casa de Campo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum & Catedral Primada) and Segovia (Padres Carmelitas, Alcazar de Segovia, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid tour itinerary planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit 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, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then contemplate the long history of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo. On the next day, make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take in the views from Roman Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Rafael Boti, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Getting from Madrid to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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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.
Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Plaza de España and Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza. Step out of Seville to go to Huelva and see Parque Nacional de Donana, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip planning site .

Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in September, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Donana
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, then explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then admire the striking features of La Casa Del Rey Moro, and then wander the streets of Old City.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip planner .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then browse the exhibits of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife.

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Getting from Ronda to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ronda in September, expect Granada to be little chillier, temps between 82°F and 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): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and finally explore the galleries of City of the Arts and Sciences. On your second day here, examine the collection at Fallas Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Valencia trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Granada to Valencia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Valencia, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Visit El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Museo Picasso. Spend the 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, appreciate the extensive heritage of Carrer Montcada, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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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