17 days in Palma de Mallorca, Andalucia & Madrid Itinerary

17 days in Palma de Mallorca, Andalucia & Madrid Itinerary

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17 days in Palma de Mallorca, Andalucia & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Palma de Mallorca
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Marbella
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Ronda
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Riga

1
night
Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palma Aquarium, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, and then admire the striking features of Can Corbella. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town, then stroll through Playa de Muro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Alcudia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca vacation builder app .

Riga, Latvia to Palma de Mallorca is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Palma de Mallorca. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Riga in July; daily highs in Palma de Mallorca reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Alcudia, Playa de Muro
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Palma Aquarium ©
Palma Aquarium
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Alcudia Old Town ©
Alcudia Old Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Albayzin, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Granada online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Granada by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in July, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, make a trip to Balcon de Europa, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, and stroll through Playa Torrecilla.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nerja, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa

2
nights
Marbella

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Banus Marina, and finally wander the streets of Marbella Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, then go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, and then don't miss a visit to Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marbella driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nerja to Marbella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nerja in July, plan for little chillier days in Marbella, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, Puerto Marina Benalmadena, Alcazaba
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Climbing Tours
Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro, don't miss a visit to Alameda Del Tajo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Marbella, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Climbing Tours

2
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.
On the 17th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, make a trip to Plaza de Santa Marta, and then make a trip to Metropol Parasol.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seville online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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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 19th (Sun): stroll around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Puerta del Sol, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Madrid sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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