12 days in Madrid, Toledo & South of Spain Itinerary

12 days in Madrid, Toledo & South of Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 1 day
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Toledo
— 1 night
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Seville
— 1 night
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Malaga
— 5 nights
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Cordoba
— 1 night
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Madrid
— 2 nights
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Madrid

— 1 day

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip app.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Madrid. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Toledo

— 1 night

City of Three Cultures

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Toledo trip builder app.

Drive from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Toledo are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Seville.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Seville

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro and then make a trip to Plaza de España.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Toledo to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Seville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

Malaga

— 5 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Family-friendly places like Balcony of Europe and Parque De La Paloma will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Papagayo Beach) and Benalmadena (Puerto Marina Benalmadena & Butterfly Park of Benalmadena). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, and take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Malaga journey maker tool.

Getting from Seville to Malaga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Malaga sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 2:

Cordoba

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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 2nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba road trip app.

You can take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Malaga in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 100°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, make a trip to Estacion de Atocha, then admire the landmark architecture of Templo de Debod, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

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You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in July, you will find days in Madrid are little chillier (94°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Province of Malaga travel guide

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Nightlife · Landmarks · Marinas
The Province of Málaga is best known for its string of coastal resorts with sandy beaches and seaside cafes that make for a relaxed vacation. The countryside is dotted by charming villages of Moorish origin, each with its own colorful character, history, and architecture. Its diverse landscapes also include rugged mountains. Don’t miss a chance to tour its natural wonders, including dramatic gorges, excellent walking areas, and one of Europe’s main flamingo breeding grounds.