18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nerja
— 4 nights
2
Casares
— 1 night
3
Madrid
— 3 nights
4
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 4 nights
5
Barcelona
— 5 nights

4
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. Do your shopping at Nerja Book Centre and Nerja Market. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Playa de la Alberquilla. When in Nerja, make a side trip to see Palya de Benajarafe in Benajarafe, approximately Benajarafe away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Torrecilla, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Nerja trip planning site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Nerja is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in July; daily highs in Nerja reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Casares.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Palya de Benajarafe
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Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

1
night
Casares

Casares ©
Casares is a town and municipality in Spain, located in Málaga province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia.Geography and demographyThe municipality has a population of 4,051, an area of 160 km². Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa de la Rada, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thentry your luck at Riding Fun In The Sun, and finally look for gifts at Lanas del Rio.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Casares trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Nerja to Casares in 2 hours. While traveling from Nerja, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Casares, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Casares

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Estepona, Lanas del Rio
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Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Playa de la Rada ©
Playa de la Rada
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Head to Mercado San Miguel and Gran Viafor some retail therapy. Attractions like Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Mariano Zamorano Swords about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parque del Retiro, browse the different shops at ABC Serrano, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madrid road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Casares to Madrid with the Route module. Traveling from Casares in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mariano Zamorano Swords
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

4
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Escape the urban bustle at Platja de ses Salines and S'Arenal Petit. We've included these beaches for you: Cala de Sant Vicent and Cala Comte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ibiza Town: Cala Vadella (in Cala Vadella), S'Arenal Gros (in Portinatx) and Sant Antoni de Portmany (Cala Bassa & Cala Saladeta). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala S'Illot des Rencli, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Can Marca, stroll through Playa Cala Salada, and get your game on at Kentucky Derby.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ibiza Town trip planner.

Fly from Madrid to Ibiza Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for little chillier days in Ibiza Town, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sant Antoni de Portmany, Portinatx, Playa Cala Llonga, Cala Vadella, Cala S'Illot des Rencli
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Cala de Sant Vicent ©
Cala de Sant Vicent
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines

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nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and Galeria La Lesia. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Begur (Platja Fonda & Playa Sa Riera), PlayVR Lloret (in Lloret de Mar) and La playa de Tamariu (in Tamariu). The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona holiday maker site.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Begur, Platja Port Bo, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, PlayVR Lloret, La playa de Tamariu
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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