17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Madrid
— 3 nights
Train
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Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Alicante
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Valencia
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

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Bogota, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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 25th (Sun), examine the collection at Casa Palacio de Las Duenas, contemplate the long history of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Granada

— 2 nights

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 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Ermita de Gracia – Iglesia Cueva de Guadix, get engrossed in the history at Centro de Interpretacion Cuevas de Guadix, pause for some serene contemplation at Guadix Cathedral, admire the striking features of Court of the Lions, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abadia del Sacromonte, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias, then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada.

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You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Granada sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Alicante

— 2 nights

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Muchavista, and then kick back and relax at Playa de San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Consuelo, take an in-depth tour of Museo Vehiculos Historicos Valle De Guadalest, then enjoy the sea views from Faro de l'Albir, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Finestrat Beach.

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Getting from Granada to Alicante by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in July, you will find days in Alicante are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Valencia.

Things to do in Alicante

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valencia

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, then see the interesting displays at Casa de las Rocas, then see the interesting displays at L'Iber Museo de Los Soldaditos de Plomo, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Mercado Colon, examine the collection at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti, stop by Barrio del Carmen, then examine the collection at Museu de Prehistoria de Valencia, and finally stroll through Playa de la Patacona.

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Drive from Alicante to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Kids will enjoy Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Llevant Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parc Guell and Las Ramblas. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Avenida Jaume I (in Salou), La Playa de Sitges (in Sitges) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

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You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.