12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16 h
1
Seville
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Ronda
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Marbella
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Granada
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Seville is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Mumbai to Seville, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Seville is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 29th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba trip planner.

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Cordoba sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Ronda.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 30th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda, ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda, steep yourself in history at Puerta de Almocabar, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Ronda in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

1
night
Marbella

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 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, stroll through Playa de Calahonda, trek along Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cabopino Beach, and finally head outdoors with Experience Box Spain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marbella attractions tool.

Getting from Ronda to Marbella by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March in Marbella, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa de Calahonda
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Playa de Calahonda ©
Playa de Calahonda

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa El Salon. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Capistrano Playa, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nerja online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Marbella in March since evenings lows in Nerja dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip planner.

Drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Granada, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Your inner history buff will appreciate Las Ramblas and Sant Pau del Camp. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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