15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Bilbao
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Seville
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Malaga
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Palace of Madrid and Diseno Propio. Artesania.. Head to Mercado San Miguel and Alcion Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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.
Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Base Elements Urban Art Gallery. El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, view the masterpieces at Espais Volart, stop by Nuovum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Passeig de Gracia.

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): experience the excitement of La Ribera Market, view the masterpieces at Igarkizun, then look for gifts at Lupita, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria de Arte Artebi. Supermercado de Arte., and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao visit planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Bilbao in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Bilbao are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Bilbao

Shopping Museums Fun & Games
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Igarkizun ©
Igarkizun
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
La Ribera Market ©
La Ribera Market

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.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Un Gato en Bicicleta. Head to Delimbo and Ceramica Artistica Colonfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiguedades el Museo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Bilbao to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 15th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, do a tasting at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, snap pictures at Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, then take in the exciting artwork at Scott Simpson Fine Art, and finally take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, learn about winemaking at Bodega Kieninger, then do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, and finally stroll through Paddock Paradise Ronda.

Make your Ronda itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Ronda are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
nights
Malaga

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Gravura, stop by Golden Tips, Tes, Cafes y Chocolates, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, then explore the world behind art at Benedito, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mahatma Showroom.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Malaga online trip builder .

You can drive from Ronda to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Malaga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Gravura Taller de Grabado ©
Gravura Taller de Grabado

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