23 days in Spain Itinerary

23 days in Spain Itinerary

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23 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Barcelona
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cadiz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Marbella
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Granada
— 2 nights
8
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
9
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires


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1
day
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barceloneta Beach, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online holiday planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Barcelona, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in June, with highs in Barcelona at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barceloneta Beach ©
Barceloneta Beach
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

3
nights
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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

2
nights
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Playa El Palmar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Barrosa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de San Pedro y San Pablo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz, then take an in-depth tour of Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Caleta Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cadiz visit planning site .

Drive from Seville to Cadiz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in June, you will find days in Cadiz are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa El Palmar, Playa de la Barrosa, Iglesia Mayor de San Pedro y San Pablo
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Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Playa El Palmar ©
Playa El Palmar
La Caleta Beach ©
La Caleta Beach

3
nights
Marbella

Marbella ©
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.
Relax by the water at Playa Ronda Paco and Playa de la Cala Mijas. Venture out of the city with trips to Ronda (Puente Nuevo, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Cabopino Beach and Marina, wander the streets of Marbella Old Quarter, tee off at Sunshine Golf, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Marbella trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Marbella takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ronda, Mijas, Playa Ronda Paco
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Paseo de Blas Infante ©
Paseo de Blas Infante

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally make a trip to Puerto de Málaga.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Malaga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Malaga sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

2
nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Playazo, and then make a trip to Balcon de Europa. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Playa de la Alberquilla and then stroll through Playa El Salon.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Malaga to Nerja in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nerja when traveling from Malaga in June, with lows around 17°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Carrera del Darro and then admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Granada using our trip planner.

Drive from Nerja to Granada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Custodia de Arfe, Catedral Primada, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, stroll through Retiro Park, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at L'illa Roja and Playa Sa Riera. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Lloret de Mar (Platja de Canyelles & Cala Banys), Aigua Xelida (in Tamariu) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). Enjoy Barcelona some more: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, get to know the fascinating history of Barri de Gracia, stroll around Parc Guell, and enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Port Bo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Begur, Aigua Xelida, Vila Vella (Old Town), Platja Port Bo
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Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
L'illa Roja ©
L'illa Roja
Platja Port Bo ©
Platja Port Bo

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