19 days in Spain Itinerary

19 days in Spain Itinerary

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19 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Quito
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ronda
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Seville
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Quito

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, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Quito, Ecuador to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Quito in August; daily highs in Barcelona reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
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. Explore Nerja's surroundings by going to Granada (Generalife & Alhambra). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon, stroll through Playa de la Alberquilla, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nerja trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Nerja in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nerja when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Granada
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

3
nights
Ronda

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, museums, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, don't miss a visit to Alameda Del Tajo, take a memorable tour with Tours, and wander the streets of Old City.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ronda online holiday planner .

Drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in September, you will find days in Ronda are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

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

3
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.
Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Isla Magica. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, learn about all things military at Torre del Oro, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Fun & Games Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Isla Magica ©
Isla Magica
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour planning website .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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