13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train
3
Seville
— 1 night
Drive
4
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Marbella
— 3 nights
Fly

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Barcelona

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Barcelona. While traveling from Riyadh, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Seville

— 1 night

City of Towers

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 (Sun): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Nerja

— 2 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, then appreciate the history behind La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete, then take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and finally stroll through Papagayo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then explore the activities along Río Chíllar, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nerja online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Seville to Nerja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Nerja sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Marbella

— 3 nights

Spanish Riviera

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.
On the 28th (Wed), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then get a new perspective on things with Velero Intrepido, and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de la Duquesa. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, examine the collection at Museo Lara, then take an exotic tour of Born to be Wild, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marbella online itinerary planner.

Getting from Nerja to Marbella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nerja in July, you will find days in Marbella are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.