18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

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
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.
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 admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Bilbao is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Bilbao. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get much colder in Bilbao: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Bilbao

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

1
night
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Casa de las Conchas, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at La Purisima Church. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, then deepen your understanding 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.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salamanca online vacation planner .

You can drive from Bilbao to Salamanca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in December, expect Salamanca to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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 masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder site .

You can drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in December since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the 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), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in December, with highs in Seville at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catcht the 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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night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get great views at Puente Nuevo, 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.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ronda online journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

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

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night
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. 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 don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Nerja Book Centre.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nerja trip simple and quick.

Getting from Ronda to Nerja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ronda in December, expect Nerja to be a bit cooler, temps between 14°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Church of El Salvador ©
Church of El Salvador

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and then admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip planner .

You can drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Granada are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up 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, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona journey maker website .

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Granada in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Alicante: Benidorm (Paintball Benidorm, Mundomar, & more). Next up on the itinerary: put a fun spin on your tour with Locus Fugae, make a trip to Explanada de Espana, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara, and stop by Los Ilustres.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alicante day trip planning website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Alicante in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Benidorm
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Locus Fugae ©
Locus Fugae
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante ©
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante
Mundomar ©
Mundomar

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