18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Seville
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Marbella
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Santiago de Compostela
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seville tour planner .

New York City, USA to Seville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
Ronda

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 25th (Thu), get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cueva del Gato, then learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, and finally trot along with Caballos y Vino. On your second day here, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda day trip site .

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Climbing Tours
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

2
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll through Playa de la Alberquilla, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, then Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and finally kick back and relax at Playa del Molino de Papel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Torrecilla, then explore the activities along Río Chíllar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nerja trip app .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Nerja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ronda in June, you will find days in Nerja are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

1
night
Marbella

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.
On the 29th (Mon), head outdoors with Beach Fit Marbella, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and finally head outdoors with Experience Box Spain.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Marbella trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Marbella. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Climbing Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get your game on at Kentucky Derby, then stroll through Platja de ses Salines, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Marbella to Ibiza Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parc Guell, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, get your game on at Virtua, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks 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

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, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Madrid hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

3
nights
Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, and then step off the mainland to explore Islas Cies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): stroll around Parque de la Alameda, then kick back and relax at Praia da Lanzada, and then make a trip to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela journey builder app .

Fly from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Santiago de Compostela: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Islas Cies, Praia da Lanzada
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Islas Cies ©
Islas Cies
Praia da Lanzada ©
Praia da Lanzada
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©

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