5 days in Spain Itinerary

5 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip planner

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Drive
1
Toledo
Drive
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Marbella
— 1 night
Drive
4
Malaga
— 1 day
Drive
5
Granada
— 1 night
Train

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Toledo

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 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, then examine the collection at Museo del Greco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Tomé.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Toledo trip itinerary site.

Madrid to Toledo is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums · Historic Sites
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Seville

— 2 nights

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 13th (Mon): admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seville road trip site.

Fly from Toledo to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Toledo in December, expect Seville to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Marbella

— 1 night

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Maritimo, then head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, and then go for a walk through Marbella Old Town.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marbella online trip builder.

Drive from Seville to Marbella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Marbella

Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Malaga

— 1 day

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 15th (Wed), examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Malaga trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Marbella to Malaga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Malaga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites
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Granada

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

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 16th (Thu): stop by Albayzin, don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Granada day trip planner.

Drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Malaga in December, with highs in Granada at 15°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.