22 days in Madrid, South of Spain & Barcelona Itinerary

22 days in Madrid, South of Spain & Barcelona Itinerary

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Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly:
19​h
Madrid
— 4 nights
train:
2​h 45​min
Malaga
— 3 nights
train:
1​h
Cordoba
— Few hours
train:
45​min
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive:
1​h 45​min
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:
2​h 30​min
Granada
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:
4​h 15​min
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:
18​h
Mumbai (Bombay)

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4
days
Madrid


Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral Primada in Toledo, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel itinerary planner.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Madrid is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to Madrid is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in May, you will find days in Madrid are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

Sightseeing, Museums, Historic Sites, Parks
SIDE TRIP : Catedral Primada
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2
days
Malaga


Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 28th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, go for a stroll along the water at Benalmadena Puerto Marina, and then don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Burriana, then have fun at SEGWAY MÁLAGA TOURS, and then explore the galleries of Alcazaba.

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Getting from Madrid to Malaga by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

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SIDE TRIPS : Benalmadena, Nerja
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1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), delve into the distant past at Roman Bridge, then make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cordoba vacation trip planner.

Getting from Malaga to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Malaga in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Seville.

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Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
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3
days
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.
Seville is known for sightseeing, parks, nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, and pause for some photo ops at Torre Giralda.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seville sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ronda.

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2
days
Ronda


Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): wander the streets of Old City, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, then explore the striking landscape at El Tajo, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Toros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda, delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, then admire the landmark architecture of La Casa Del Rey Moro, then don't miss a visit to Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda, and finally make a trip to Alameda Del Tajo.

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Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Granada.

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Sightseeing, Parks, Historic Sites, Nature
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3
days
Granada


Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Step out of Granada with an excursion to Fundación Cueva de Nerja in Nerja--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, make a trip to Carrera del Darro, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Juan de Dios, and look for gifts at LolitasCloset.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ronda to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ronda in June, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Parks, Neighborhoods
SIDE TRIP : Fundación Cueva de Nerja
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5
days
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 sightseeing, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Picasso Museum, and don't miss a visit to Park Güell.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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