20 days in Spain Itinerary

20 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Madrid
— 2 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive
3
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Vincci Capitol Hotel, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary app.

Newark, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Cordoba

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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 14th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Roman Bridge, don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, then visit Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Nerja

— 4 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nerja: Granada (Generalife & Alhambra). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and stroll through Burriana Beach.

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Drive from Cordoba to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in July, you will find days in Nerja are a bit cooler (41°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Ronda

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, examine the collection at Museo Lara, and stroll through Reservatauro Ronda.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda trip maker app.

Drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Seville

— 3 nights

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.
Fill the 25th (Sun) with excitement at Isla Magica. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, visit Barrio Santa Cruz, make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seville day trip planning app.

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Barcelona

— 4 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.
Spend the 29th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.