11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + train + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ronda
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Seville
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Salou
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London

2
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. On the 4th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, and then don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Río Chíllar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Salon.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nerja trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Nerja is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Nerja is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

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 6th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ronda trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Ronda are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Wineries
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo

1
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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 7th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Seville online driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Ronda in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid sightseeing planning website .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parc Guell and Magic Fountain (Font Magica). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barcelona vacation maker .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Salou.

Things to do in Barcelona

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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

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Salou

Salou
Known for its Mediterranean climate and vibrant beach community, Salou serves as the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): putt your heart out at Bosc Aventura Salou, then find something for the whole family at PortAventura, and then ponder the design of Illuminated Fountain.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salou online trip maker .

Take a train from Barcelona to Salou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Salou sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salou

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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PortAventura
PortAventura
Bosc Aventura Salou ©
Bosc Aventura Salou
Illuminated Fountain ©
Illuminated Fountain

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