21 days in Spain Itinerary

21 days in Spain Itinerary

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21 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  9​h
1
Madrid
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
2
Seville
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Malaga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Granada
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace of Madrid and Prado National Museum. Let the collections at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Lazaro Galdiano capture your imagination. Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral Primada in Toledo--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madrid tour builder site .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Madrid is 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December, with highs in Madrid at 54°F and lows at 37°F. You'll set off for Seville on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

1
night
Seville

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seville online attractions planner .

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in December, with highs in Seville at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla ©
Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Peinado and Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo. Get a sense of the local culture at Dona Felisa Winery and Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, take a stroll through Old City, examine the collection at Museo Lara, and surround yourself with nature on Paddock Paradise Ronda.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda visit planning website .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Museums Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Museo Peinado ©
Museo Peinado
Museo Lara ©
Museo Lara

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Appreciate the collections at Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana and Museo Picasso Malaga. Alcazaba and Automobile and Fashion Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo) and Museo de Nerja (in Nerja). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Ecomuseo Lagar de Torrijos, explore the world behind art at CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center, and take an in-depth tour of Ifergan Collection.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Ronda to Malaga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Malaga are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Adventure Rider Centre, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana, Museo de Nerja
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alhambra and Mirador de San Nicolas. Let the collections at Monasterio de la Concepcion and Casa Museo Max Moreau capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Nerja (Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo & Fundación Cueva de Nerja). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Albayzin, see the sky in a new way at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), explore the world behind art at Milenium Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Archive Saint John of God Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Granada journey app .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in December, expect Granada to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parc Guell and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Granada in January since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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