13 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 3 nights
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Madrid
— 2 nights
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3
Seville
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive
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Marbella
— 1 night
Drive
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Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 1 night
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Barcelona — 3 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip itinerary builder.

Brisbane, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Barcelona is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Seville.
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Seville — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronda.
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Ronda — 1 night

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore by horseback at Caballos y Vino, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally stroll around Alameda Del Tajo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Ronda sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marbella.
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Marbella — 1 night

Spanish Riviera

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.
On the 19th (Wed), make a trip to Torre de Banos o Casasola, then take an exotic tour of Born to be Wild, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marbella trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Ronda, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marbella, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nerja.
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Nerja — 2 nights

Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 20th (Thu), kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, don't miss a visit to El Puente del Águila, then Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, then pause for some photo ops at La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nerja sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Marbella in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Nerja, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Granada.
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Granada — 1 night

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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Granada day trip tool.

You can drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to home.
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Spain travel guide

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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.
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