15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Seville
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Malaga
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Barcelona
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Alcázar of Seville and La Galeria Roja. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral de Sevilla and Barrio Santa Cruz. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and shop like a local with Delimbo.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Seville is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Simpson Fine Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, then take a stroll through Old City, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ronda online holiday planner .

Drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Historic Sites Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
Old City ©
Old City

1
night
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Calle San Miguel, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, then view the masterpieces at Benedito, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Gravura.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Malaga attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Malaga are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calle San Miguel
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Gravura Taller de Grabado ©
Gravura Taller de Grabado

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 7th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, view the masterpieces at Reez, then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Royal Chapel. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Albayzin, get a taste of the local shopping with Milenium Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Alhambra.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Granada travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in October, plan for little chillier nights in Granada, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and MACBA- Museo de Arte Moderno de Barcelona. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Vila Vella (Old Town) in Tossa de Mar, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Carrer Montcada, wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, and see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona holiday planner.

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in October, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, take a stroll through Gran Via, and contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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