16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Madrid
— 3 nights
Train
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Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Marbella
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Granada
— 1 night
Fly
6
Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will enjoy Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip planning app.

Vienna, Austria to Madrid is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vienna in April, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:

Seville

— 2 nights

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 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Ronda

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, don't miss a visit to Ronda, and wander the streets of Old City.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planner.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Ronda, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Marbella

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get interesting insight from Bikestardo, then identify plant and animal life at Eco Reserva Ojen, and finally head outdoors with Experience Box Spain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see where the ancients bathed at Hammam Almanzor, get outside with Adventure Rider Centre, then get outside with ToroTrail, and finally take an exotic tour of Born to be Wild.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Marbella day trip website.

You can drive from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Marbella, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Alhambra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, and then take a stroll through Albayzin.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Granada online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Marbella to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Marbella in May since evenings lows in Granada dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Barcelona

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parc Guell and El Barri Gòtic. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, and walk around Ciutadella Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip tool.

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Granada in May: highs in Barcelona hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.