18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Seville
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Ronda
— 3 nights
5
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
7
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Columbus

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
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, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona attractions planner.

Columbus, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

1
night
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, get your game on at Kentucky Derby, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ibiza Town trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kentucky Derby
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

3
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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Ibiza Town to Seville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Ibiza Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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

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, identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, make a trip to Ronda, and take a stroll through Old City.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ronda trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July in Ronda, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, then make a trip to Balcon de Europa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, then Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nerja trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

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

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 16th (Thu): take a stroll through Albayzin, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, and finally contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

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

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, nightlife, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid online tour planner .

Fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to 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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