15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 2 nights
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Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
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Marbella
— 3 nights
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Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seville
— 1 night
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Madrid
— 3 nights
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Barcelona

— 2 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Picasso and Villa del Arte Galleries. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder app.

Seattle, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Barcelona is 9 hours. Traveling from Seattle in December, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Ibiza Town, Ibiza

— 2 nights

Party Capital of Europe

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 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Esglesia de Sant Domingo, then look for gifts at De Mil Amores, then explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, and finally wander the streets of Dalt Vila. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto de San Miguel, pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia de Santa Agnes, kick back and relax at Cala Bassa, see some colorful creatures with Orcasub Ibiza Diving Center, then kick back and relax at Cala Comte, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Port Des Torrent.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Marbella.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Marbella

— 3 nights

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.
Head to Gravura Taller de Grabado and Muelle Unofor plenty of shopping. Visit Alcazaba and Santuario de la Victoria for their historical value. Explore Marbella's surroundings by going to Riding Fun In The Sun (in Casares), Convent of the Carmelitas (in Velez-Malaga) and Malaga (Ifergan Collection & Wine Tours & Tastings). There's much more to do: get outside with Experience Box Spain, look for all kinds of wild species at Born to be Wild, view the masterpieces at Galeria Martin & Reich, and hike along Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marbella online day trip planner.

Fly from Ibiza Town to Marbella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Ronda

— 2 nights

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 30th (Thu): take a stroll through Old City, contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then take a stroll through La Ciudad, and finally relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then shop like a local with Scott Simpson Fine Art, then explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, and finally make a trip to Roman Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planner.

You can drive from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marbella in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ronda, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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 1st (Sat): admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

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

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Seville, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza capture your imagination. Head to Mercado San Miguel and Gran Viafor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planning site.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seville in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
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.