21 days in Spain Itinerary

21 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip planner
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Madrid
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Aranjuez
— 2 nights
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3
Toledo
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Alcazar de San Juan
— 1 night
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Campo de Criptana
— 1 night
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Baeza
— 2 nights
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Ubeda
— 2 nights
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Granada
— 2 nights
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Nerja
— 1 day
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Malaga
— 1 night
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11
Marbella
— 1 night
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12
Ronda
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Alcala de Guadaira
— 1 day
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14
Cadiz
— 1 day
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Alcala de Guadaira
— 1 night
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Seville
— 1 day
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Alcala de Guadaira
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Cordoba
— 1 day
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Caceres
— 1 night
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Merida
— 2 nights

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Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madrid road trip tool.

If you are flying in from Costa Rica, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aranjuez.
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Aranjuez — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Casa del Labrador, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin del Principe., and then get in on the family fun at Parque Warner Madrid.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aranjuez tour builder tool.

You can drive from Madrid to Aranjuez in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Aranjuez are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Toledo.
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Toledo

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Toledo travel planner.

Getting from Aranjuez to Toledo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Toledo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will leave for Alcazar de San Juan on the 28th (Tue).
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Historic Sites · Nightlife · Tours · Parks
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Alcazar de San Juan — 1 night

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Alcazar de San Juan trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Toledo to Alcazar de San Juan in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Alcazar de San Juan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll set off for Campo de Criptana on the 29th (Wed).
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Campo de Criptana — 1 night

Campo de Criptana is a municipality and town in the province of Ciudad Real in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). On the 29th (Wed), do a tasting at Bodegas y Vinedos Castiblanque, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sierra de los molinos, then make a trip to Mulini a Vento, and finally relax in the rural setting at Finca Valdivieso.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Campo de Criptana trip itinerary app.

Campo de Criptana is just a stone's throw from Alcazar de San Juan. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Baeza.
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Wineries · Historic Sites
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Baeza — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Aula de Antonio Machado, admire the local landmark of Fuente de los Leones, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Populo, and finally don't miss a visit to Baeza Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Antigua Carniceria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral De Baeza, then admire the local landmark of Fuente de Santa Maria, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio de Jabalquinto.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Baeza trip planning website.

Getting from Campo de Criptana to Baeza by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. June in Baeza sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Ubeda.
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Historic Sites
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Ubeda — 2 nights

Úbeda is a town in the province of Jaén in Spain's autonomous community of Andalusia, with some 36,025 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Boveda del Rio Cerezuelo, delve into the lush surroundings at Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Sabiote. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Centro Historico, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Chapel of the Saviour, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Vazquez de Molina, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga del Agua.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Ubeda trip planner.

Ubeda is very close to Baeza. In July, daily temperatures in Ubeda can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll set off for Granada on the 4th (Mon).
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Granada — 2 nights

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stop by Artesania del Arbol and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, then admire the striking features of Palacio El Partal, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and finally soak away your stress at local Arab baths.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada sightseeing planner.

Drive from Ubeda to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ubeda in July, Granada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nerja.
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Nerja — 1 day

Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and finally stop by Sabor A Espana.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Nerja are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Malaga.
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Malaga — 1 night

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, then walk around Parque De La Paloma, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Galeria Valmar, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and finally contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip builder.

Drive from Nerja to Malaga in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nerja in July, plan for slightly colder days in Malaga, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Marbella.
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Marbella — 1 night

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marbella trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Marbella takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ronda.
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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
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Ronda

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo Lara.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Ronda trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Marbella in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Alcala de Guadaira.
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Alcala de Guadaira — 1 day

Alcalá de Guadaíra is a town located approximately 17 km southeast of Seville, Spain; in recent years the expansion of Seville has meant that Alcalá has become a suburb of that city. For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alcala de Guadaira online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ronda to Alcala de Guadaira in 2 hours. July in Alcala de Guadaira sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Cadiz.
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Cadiz — 1 day

Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. On the 10th (Sun), kick back and relax at La Caleta Beach, get engrossed in the history at Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz, and finally make a trip to Playa Victoria.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cadiz travel planning app.

Drive from Alcala de Guadaira to Cadiz in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Alcala de Guadaira in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cadiz: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alcala de Guadaira.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Alcala de Guadaira — 1 night

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Alcala de Guadaira road trip website.

Drive from Cadiz to Alcala de Guadaira in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Cadiz in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alcala de Guadaira, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. On the 11th (Mon), you're off to Seville.
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Seville — 1 day

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.
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seville tour itinerary site.

Seville is just a stone's throw from Alcala de Guadaira. When traveling from Alcala de Guadaira in July, plan for little chillier days in Seville, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alcala de Guadaira.
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Historic Sites
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Alcala de Guadaira

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alcala de Guadaira trip planning tool.

Alcala de Guadaira is very close to Seville. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Cordoba.
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Cordoba — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Sabor a Espana, then admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Cordoba online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Alcala de Guadaira to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Caceres.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping
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Caceres — 1 night

Cáceres is the capital of Cáceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. On the 13th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Trujillo, appreciate the history behind Estatua Ecuestre de Francisco Pizarro, then wander the streets of Historic Centre of Trujillo, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Trujillo. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Pablo, take an in-depth tour of Museo De Cáceres, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Arabe de Caceres Yussuf al Burch, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Caceres, and finally steep yourself in history at Arco de la Estrella (Star Arch).

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Getting from Cordoba to Caceres by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cordoba in July, you will find days in Caceres are a bit cooler (40°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Merida.
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Merida — 2 nights

Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Presa Romana de Proserpina, explore the ancient world of Templo de Diana, then steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, and finally don't miss a visit to Portico del Foro. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lusitania, then make a trip to Acueducto de los Milagros, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally explore the ancient world of Arco de Trajano.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Merida online trip maker.

You can drive from Caceres to Merida in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Merida, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 20°C at night.
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Historic Sites
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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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