14 days in Spain Itinerary

14 days in Spain Itinerary

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14 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  17​h
1
Seville
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Barcelona
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Houston

2
nights
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza de España, get engrossed in the history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Seville holiday builder app .

Houston, USA to Seville is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Houston in December; daily highs in Seville reach 61°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
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 13th (Fri): do a tasting at Cortijo Los Aguilares, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Ronda Dressage, then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ronda trip builder app .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Ronda, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Outdoors Nature
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
nights
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 15th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room, then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then take a stroll through Albayzin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then take a memorable drive along TrikeTours, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada online travel planner .

Getting from Ronda to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, Granada is a bit cooler than Ronda - with highs of 56°F and lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip site .

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid day trip tool .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 54°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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