18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15 h
1
Bilbao
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Salamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Madrid
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Seville
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
5
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Nerja
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Granada
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Alicante
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva, then wander the streets of Casco Viejo, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bilbao trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Bilbao is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Bilbao, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Bilbao to be colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Bilbao

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Room Escape Games
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Casa de las Conchas, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, then admire the landmark architecture of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at La Purisima Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, then get a sense of history and politics at Universidad de Salamanca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salamanca holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Salamanca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bilbao in December: high temperatures in Salamanca hover around 11°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
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Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Salamanca to Madrid by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in December, Madrid is a bit warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

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.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seville vacation planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect Seville to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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

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Ronda

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 18th (Wed): take in the views from Puente Nuevo, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally wander the streets of Old City.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ronda trip builder tool.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Old City ©
Old City

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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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, then enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, and finally browse for treasures at Nerja Book Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nerja online trip planner.

You can drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ronda in December, with highs in Nerja at 14°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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Granada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Granada online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

5
nights
Barcelona

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 parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, stroll around Ciutadella Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and visit El Barri Gòtic.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Granada in December, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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nights
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alicante: Benidorm (Paintball Benidorm, Mundomar, &more). There's much more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Locus Fugae, make a trip to Explanada de Espana, look for gifts at Los Ilustres, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico de Alicante.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alicante online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Alicante takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Alicante, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Benidorm
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Locus Fugae ©
Locus Fugae
Mundomar ©
Mundomar
Explanada de Espana ©
Explanada de Espana

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