17 days in Spain, Dublin & London Itinerary

17 days in Spain, Dublin & London Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia, Alcazar of Segovia, &more) and Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel planning tool.

Mexico City, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in August, things will get a bit warmer in Madrid: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trips

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Malaga, Spain

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the activities along Río Chíllar, then take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and then examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Puerto de Málaga, then go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Malaga itinerary planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Malaga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in August since evenings lows in Malaga dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cordoba, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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 11th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Malaga to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in August, expect nights in Cordoba to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

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Seville, Spain

— 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.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the striking features of Plaza de España and then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seville holiday planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in August, you will find days in Seville are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, walk around St Stephens Green, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dublin journey maker tool.

You can fly from Seville to Dublin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Seville in August: highs in Dublin hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Tower of London, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London trip builder site.

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

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Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · 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.