18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Quebec City, Quebec
Bus + Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Malaga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Granada
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Valencia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  17 h
End: Quebec City, Quebec

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Nerja (Balcony of Europe & Burriana Beach), Benalmadena (Puerto Marina Benalmadena & Butterfly Park of Benalmadena) and Marbella Old Town (in Marbella). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with Borrasca Experience, cruise the town with Segway Malaga Tours, take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga travel planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Malaga is an approximately 14- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Quebec City in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Malaga, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Ronda, Nerja, Marbella Old Town
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Borrasca Experience ©
Borrasca Experience
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Granada road trip app.

Getting from Malaga to Granada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Malaga in July: highs in Granada hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
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.
For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Granada in July: highs in Cordoba hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

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.
Plaza de España has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, and then laugh and play at Aquopolis Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect slightly colder 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 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Aquopolis Sevilla ©
Aquopolis Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardi del Turia.

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Fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Valencia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Jardi del Turia ©
Jardi del Turia

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque del Retiro, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and catch a live event at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madrid online road trip planner.

Getting from Valencia to Madrid by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, and catch a live event at Camp Nou.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona journey builder site.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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