17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+4
Fly + Foot + Train + Foot + Bus:  10 h
1
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Ronda
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Jerusalem

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. Family-friendly places like Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Playa del Molino de Papel will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Río Chíllar, kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Capistrano Playa.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nerja trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Nerja is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Nerja due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nerja when traveling from Jerusalem in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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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.
When in Ronda, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Estepona, approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, examine the collection at Museo Lara, admire the sheer force of Cueva del Gato, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ronda trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Climbing Tours
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

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 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Ronda, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Attractions like Parque del Retiro and Casa de Campo make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Madrid, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Tours
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then kick back and relax at Cala Comte, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip website .

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Ibiza Town hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kentucky Derby, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Cala Comte
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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.
Family-friendly places like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and The Magic Fountain will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and get your game on at Virtua.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planning website .

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 in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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