16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada
— 2 nights
3
Ronda
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Seville
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
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: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner .

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Barcelona is 9 hours. In October, daytime highs in Barcelona are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
On the 10th (Thu), take a stroll through Albayzin, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then steep yourself in history at Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

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

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Granada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

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

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, admire the striking features of Casa Don Bosco, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and get outside with Ronda Dressage.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda holiday planner .

Getting from Granada to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Wine Tours & Tastings
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

3
nights
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, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and make a trip to Torre del Oro.

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Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Seville sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, walk around Parque del Retiro, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seville in October; daily highs in Madrid reach 73°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough 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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