16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 3 nights
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Granada
— 2 nights
3
Nerja
— 2 nights
4
Ronda
— 2 nights
5
Seville
— 2 nights
6
Madrid
— 3 nights

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Barcelona

Barcelona ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Casa Batllo, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Barcelona, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Granada

Granada ©

Pearl of Spain

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 26th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then contemplate the long history of Alhambra, and then steep yourself in history at Generalife. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then have fun at El Reino Escape Room.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, Granada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias)
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room

2
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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. On the 28th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Fuente del Esparto, make a trip to Balcony of Europe, then kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, and finally stroll through Capistrano Playa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nerja online trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Nerja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Nerja sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

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Ronda

Ronda ©

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 30th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Cortijo Los Aguilares, do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mirador Paseo Blas Infante and then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, Ronda is somewhat warmer than Nerja - with highs of 61°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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Seville

Seville ©

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.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville. On the next day, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Seville, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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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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Madrid

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Attractions like Prado National Museum and Parque del Retiro make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip planner.

Fly from Seville to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in January, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 51°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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