32 days in Spain Itinerary

32 days in Spain Itinerary

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32 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Madrid
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nerja
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Antequera
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Ronda
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Seville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Barcelona
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

6
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Barrio de Salamanca. Appreciate the collections at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see Catedral Primada about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at El Rastro, take in the exciting artwork at Diseno Propio. Artesania., and take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madrid travel planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Madrid is minus 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Madrid reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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.
On the 15th (Tue), take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cordoba day trip planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nerja.

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)
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

6
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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa El Salon and Burriana Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Playa de la Alberquilla and Nerja Diving. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nerja: Granada (Generalife & Alhambra). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Torrecilla, hunt for treasures at Nerja Markets, tour the pleasant surroundings at Papagayo Beach, and look for gifts at DEGUSTA ANDALUCIA.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nerja attractions site .

Drive from Cordoba to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nerja: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Antequera.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Granada
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

few
hours
Antequera

Antequera ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at El Torcal Natural Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Antequera online trip builder .

You can drive from Nerja to Antequera in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Antequera sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Antequera

Wildlife Parks Nature
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El Torcal Natural Park ©
El Torcal Natural Park

6
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Escape the urban bustle at SierrAventura Ronda and Riding Fun In The Sun. Appreciate the collections at Museo Peinado and Museo Lara. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, take a stroll through La Ciudad, look for gifts at La Tienda de Trinidad, and explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda journey app .

You can take a train from Antequera to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Ronda, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Riding Fun In The Sun
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Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Zaguan 24 and Un Gato en Bicicleta. Get some cultural insight at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Espana, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and look for gifts at TenTiles.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seville day trip planning site .

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

6
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Passeig de Gracia and El Barri Gòtic. You'll get in some beach time at Delta del Llobregat and La Barceloneta. Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get into the urban bustle at CaixaForum, shop like a local with La Basilica Galeria, and look for gifts at Cellarer.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Barcelona online journey planner .

Fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seville in May: highs in Barcelona hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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