13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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Seville
— 1 night
Drive
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Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Granada
— 1 night
Drive
5
Elche
— 1 night
Fly
6
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid
— 1 night
Drive
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Toledo
— 1 night
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Seville — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seville road trip planning website.

Madrid to Seville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Ronda.
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Ronda — 2 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then examine the collection at Museo Lara, and finally snap pictures at Puente Nuevo.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Ronda sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Nerja.
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Nerja — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, don't miss a visit to El Puente del Águila, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Salon.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nerja trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Nerja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Granada.
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Granada — 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then stop by 5V, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Elche.
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Elche — 1 night

Elche, or Elx, is a town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): awaken your taste buds at Bodegas Faelo, make a trip to Misteri D'Elx, and then stroll around Parque Municipal.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Elche trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Granada to Elche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in August, expect nights in Elche to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a stroll through Las Ramblas, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, then ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planner.

You can fly from Elche to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Barcelona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 24th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Madrid hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Toledo.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Toledo — 1 night

City of Three Cultures

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo, make a trip to Catedral Primada, then see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Toledo trip builder app.

You can drive from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Toledo are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Nightlife
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.
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