20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive
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Nerja
— 5 nights
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Kuwait City in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

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Madrid

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza Mayor and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Catedral Primada & Museo del Greco). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, walk around Parque del Retiro, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Madrid

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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

— 4 nights

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Get outdoors at Las Canteras Beach and Buceo Sur Gran Canaria. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de Maspalomas and Playa de Amadores. Step out of Maspalomas to go to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and see Calle Triana, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, relax and rejuvenate at Gran Massage - Massage Gran Canaria Maspalomas Playa del Ingles, head outdoors with Camello Safari Duna Oasis, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas day trip app.

Getting from Madrid to Maspalomas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in January, you will find days in Maspalomas are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are much hotter (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then look for gifts at La Oleoteca de Sevilla, then stop by Centro Historico de Sevilla, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seville route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Maspalomas to Seville is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Maspalomas in January: high temperatures in Seville hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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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 15th (Sat): stroll through Reservatauro Ronda, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and then ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda.

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

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Nerja

— 5 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Get in touch with nature at Playa Torrecilla and Burriana Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Capistrano Playa and Playa El Salon. Go for a jaunt from Nerja to Rute to see Los Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and make a trip to Balcony of Europe.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Nerja day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Nerja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ronda in January: high temperatures in Nerja hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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.