17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + train + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London


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. Visit Alcazaba and Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at Playa de Burriana and Capistrano Playa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nerja: Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena), Marbella Old Quarter (in Marbella) and Castillo de Gibralfaro (in Malaga). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, make a trip to Balcon de Europa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and savor the flavors at Moin Moin Nerja / Deutsche Backerei.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nerja trip generator.

London, UK to Nerja is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Nerja. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Nerja are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malaga, Marbella Old Quarter, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Capistrano Playa ©
Capistrano Playa
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basílica de San Juan de Dios. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Generalife and then admire the striking features of Alhambra.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada travel planner.

Drive from Nerja to Granada in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Granada, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Triana, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Pilatos, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then appreciate the history behind Torre Giralda, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla).

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seville tour planner.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Barrio de Salamanca. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Playa del Alberche. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Museo De Santa Cruz & Museo del Greco). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, take a stroll through Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Isidro, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madrid when traveling from Seville in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Toledo, Playa del Alberche
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco

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.
Visit El Barri Gòtic and La Sagrada Familia for their historical value. Casa Batlló and Las Ramblas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Park Güell, see the interesting displays at Picasso Museum, kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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