18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Madrid
— 2 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 3 nights
Train
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Seville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and Antigua Casa Talavera. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Madrid tour app.

Denver, USA to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 75°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Cordoba

— 3 nights

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.
Palacio de Viana and Sala el Potro will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and Roman Bridge. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, contemplate the long history of Casa Andalusi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome, and wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

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Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Seville

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. Visit Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, catch a live event at Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, and admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seville online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Granada

— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mirador de San Nicolas and Lolita's Closet. Get some historical perspective at Alhambra and Generalife. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Albayzin, look for gifts at Artesania Del Arbol, and get outside with Cooltra Granada.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Granada trip site.

Traveling by car from Seville to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in May, Granada is little chillier at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barcelona Cathedral and Vom FASS Barcelona. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc Guell, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in May, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.