17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain route planner

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Fly
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Madrid
— 2 nights
Train
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Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Marbella
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Granada
— 1 night
Drive
6
Elche
— 1 night
Fly
7
Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Madrid

— 2 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: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary site.

Genoa, Italy to Madrid is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Genoa in August, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Seville

— 2 nights

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, make a trip to Torre del Oro, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seville online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marbella side-trips: Castillo de la Duquesa (in Manilva), Ronda (Dona Felisa Winery, Photography Tours, &more) and Estepona (Velero Intrepido & Torre de Guadalmansa). There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

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Getting from Seville to Marbella by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Nerja

— 3 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, and explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

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Traveling by car from Marbella to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nerja are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Granada

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

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 (Wed): wander the streets of Albayzin and then contemplate the long history of Alhambra.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Granada are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Elche.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Elche

— 1 night
Elche, or Elx, is a town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó, Spain. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): awaken your taste buds at Bodegas Faelo, get great views at Torre de la Calahorra, then stroll around Palmeral of Elche, then head outdoors with Parque Municipal, and finally make a trip to Misteri D'Elx.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Elche sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Elche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Granada in August, plan for little chillier days in Elche, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Elche

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Barcelona

— 4 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: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Elche to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.