19 days in Spain Itinerary

19 days in Spain Itinerary

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19 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ronda
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Seville
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Cordoba
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
6
Toledo
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
7
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary site .

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): wander the streets of Albayzin, then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and then have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Granada road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in December since evenings lows in Granada dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

1
night
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 25th (Wed): take in the views from Puente Nuevo, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, then admire the striking features of Casa Del Rey Moro, then wander the streets of Old City, and finally explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ronda trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ronda, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

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 27th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
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.
Explore Cordoba's surroundings by going to Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute) and Iberfauna (in Zuheros). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, admire the masterpieces at Centro de Arte Rafael Boti, take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower, and make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 39°F in Cordoba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana, Iberfauna
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Iberfauna ©
Iberfauna

4
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toledo: Royal Palace of Aranjuez (in Aranjuez) and Parque Nacional de las Tablas de Daimiel (in Daimiel). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and make a trip to Mirador del Valle.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Toledo trip planner .

Take a train from Cordoba to Toledo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Cordoba in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Toledo: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de las Tablas de Daimiel, Royal Palace of Aranjuez
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Room Escape Games
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parque del Retiro and Plaza de Oriente. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, get your game on at EXIT Madrid, hit the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Toledo to Madrid takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Madrid are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Winter Sports
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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