10 days in Spain Itinerary

10 days in Spain Itinerary

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10 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + bus:  6​h
2
Nerja
— 1 night
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Seville
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria La Lesia, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Barcelona is 9 hours. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa de la Alberquilla and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa Torrecilla and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Molino de Papel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nerja online day trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Nerja by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: highs in Nerja hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

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 27th (Mon): take a stroll through Old City, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, and finally get interesting insight from Paddock Paradise Ronda. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then do a tasting at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally view the masterpieces at Scott Simpson Fine Art.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ronda trip maker website .

Drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Ronda, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wildlife Wineries
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Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip maker website .

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Seville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then stroll around Retiro Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seville in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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