20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid
— 3 nights
2
Toledo
— 1 night
3
Cordoba
— Few hours
4
Seville
— 2 nights
5
Malaga
— Few hours
6
Nerja
— 3 nights
7
Granada
— 2 nights
8
Begur
— 3 nights
9
Barcelona
— 4 nights

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planning tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in May, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the galleries of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Toledo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Toledo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Mirador del Valle ©
Mirador del Valle

few
hours
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba holiday app.

Traveling by train from Toledo to Cordoba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Toledo in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Patios de Cordoba ©
Patios de Cordoba
Calleja del Panuelo ©
Calleja del Panuelo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro and then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seville itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for slightly colder days in Seville, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

few
hours
Malaga

Malaga
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Malaga itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Malaga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Malaga are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for Nerja on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Nightlife Tours
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3
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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Alberquilla, and explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nerja vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Nerja takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Nerja. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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 24th (Sun): get your game on at El Reino Escape Room, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, thenwander the streets of Albayzin, and finally don't miss a visit to Ermita de San Miguel Alto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Granada trip app.

Getting from Nerja to Granada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Granada can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Begur.

Things to do in Granada

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

3
nights
Begur

Begur ©
Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). Venture out of the city with trips to Dali Theatre-Museum (in Figueres) and Girona (Passeig de la Muralla, Patronat Call de Girona, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Village Medieval de Pals, stroll through Platja Cala Aiguablava, and kick back and relax at Plage de Sa Tuna.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Begur trip site.

Fly from Granada to Begur in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Begur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Begur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Girona, Village Medieval de Pals, Dali Theatre-Museum
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Plage de Sa Tuna ©
Plage de Sa Tuna
Village Medieval de Pals ©
Village Medieval de Pals
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum

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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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planner.

Drive from Begur to Barcelona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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