16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive
4
Arcos de la Frontera
Drive
5
Jerez De La Frontera
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Cordoba
Drive
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Madrid
— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Camp Nou as well as Parc Guell. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in November: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

Granada

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mirador de San Nicolas as well as Sacromonte. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Royal Chapel of Granada and then take a stroll through Sacromonte. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, soak away your stress at Hammam Al Andalus Granada, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Granada travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Granada, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Baths · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Puente Nuevo, Plaza de Toros de Ronda and El Tajo de Ronda. On the 2nd (Thu), see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de Ronda, then take in the views from Puente Nuevo, then stop by Old City, and finally explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ronda when traveling from Granada in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arcos de la Frontera.

Things to do in Ronda

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la Frontera is a town and municipality in the Sierra de Cádiz comarca, province of Cádiz, in Andalusia, Spain. Basilica Menor de Santa Maria has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Menor de Santa Maria and then step into the grandiose world of Arcos de la Frontera.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Arcos de la Frontera attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Arcos de la Frontera takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jerez De La Frontera.

Things to do in Arcos de la Frontera

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

Jerez De La Frontera

— 2 nights

Sherry Capital of the World

A culturally and historically rich city, Jerez de la Frontera is known around the world for the production of Spanish sherry.
You've added Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera, Catedral de Jerez de la Frontera, Iglesia de San Miguel, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tio Pepe.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jerez De La Frontera road trip planner.

Jerez De La Frontera is just a stone's throw from Arcos de la Frontera. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Jerez De La Frontera

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Triana, Torre Giralda and Casa de Pilatos. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally wander the streets of Triana.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seville road trip website.

Traveling by car from Jerez De La Frontera to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Seville sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Cordoba

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Historic Centre of Cordoba as well as Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. On the 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

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Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Cordoba, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

Madrid

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Museo del Greco, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, walk around Parque del Retiro, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip builder app.

Take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.