15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  16 h
1
Seville
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Nerja
— 4 nights
Bus + Train:  5 h
3
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Durban

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, then learn about all things military at Torre del Oro, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville online trip itinerary planner .

Durban, South Africa to Seville is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Durban in October, you will find days in Seville are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

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

4
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 de la Alberquilla and Playa del Molino de Papel. Take a break from the city and head to Playa El Salon and Playa Torrecilla. There's much more to do: Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, explore the striking landscape at Paseo de los Carabineros, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nerja trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Seville to Nerja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nerja when traveling from Seville in October, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Museo de Santa Cruz in Toledo, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Nerja to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Playa de La Barceloneta make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parc Guell and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and don't miss a visit to Carrer Montcada.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja de ses Salines.

Planning Ibiza Town trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Barcelona to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Ibiza Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

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