Best of Andalusia

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Andalusia

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Andalusia, where the spirit of Spain comes alive with a fusion of Moorish grandeur and cultural highlights like flamenco. This sun-drenched region, cradling the southern coast of Spain, is a treasure trove of experiences, from the majestic Alhambra in Granada to the spirited streets of Seville. Wander through the charming labyrinth of the Albaicín or bask in the beauty of the Córdoba Mosque, a testament to Islamic architecture.

Andalusia isn't just a feast for the eyes; it's a paradise for foodies, offering a tantalizing array of tapas and local wines. Combine culinary adventures with cultural experiences, like cooking classes, flamenco shows, or market visits. Adventure seekers can also enjoy Andalusia for the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains, while history buffs will be enchanted by the ancient cities of Ronda and Jerez, each with its own story to tell.

Our previous kimkim travelers have enjoyed immersive experiences, such as guided tapas walks through bustling local markets, flamenco dancing lessons, and sherry tasting. For families, Andalusia offers a wealth of activities, from hikes through the countryside and horseback riding to art classes and city-wide treasure hunts. Don't miss the chance to explore the less-traveled paths of Andalusia's White Villages, or "pueblos blancos," perched atop hills and offering memorable views.

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Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon in Spain

With one of the longest and most popular coastlines in Europe and a siesta every afternoon, Spain practically insists on its visitors relaxing. Add in one of Europe's most sensual dances, flamenco, an abundance of that ultimate sharing food, tapas and some devastatingly beautiful architecture, gardens and produce-rich countryside, and it becomes clear why this is among Europe's foremost honeymoon destinations, too. Here are the top places to visit on a honeymoon in Spain, and the top things to do in each.

Ronda, Spain
Best Things to Do in Ronda

One of the most popular white villages in Southern Spain, Ronda sits atop a dramatic cliff, providing stunning views of its surrounding countryside. You'll find a mix of relaxed vibes and exciting outdoor adventures in Ronda. Explore the Old Town, listen to Spanish guitar, and learn about ancient winemaking techniques while savoring a glass or two. Then head out into the countryside to climb the Via Ferrata or peruse charming villages.

Seville
Best Things to Do in Seville

Seville is Southern Spain's jewel and the capital of Andalucía. This historic city with the perfect mix of culture, architecture, and gastronomy, as it's the birthplace of flamenco and where tapas reign. Taste your way through Seville with cooking classes, wine tastings, and visits to tapas bars and olive farms. Then, dive deep into the local culture by learning about art restoration, touring historic sites like the Alcázar, and watching the beauty of the flamenco unfold before your eyes.

Granada
Best Things to Do in Granada

As the final bastion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andulas) ruled by the Moors, Granada offers a unique mix of architecture paying homage to its many historical influences. The most famous site, of course, is the Alhambra, an imposing Muslim fortress from the 9th century used by the Nasrid Dynasty and as Spain's Royal Court. Besides stunning architecture, Granada also features a vibrant gastronomic scene, the country's beloved flamenco dance, and mountainous countryside.

Plaza de España, Seville
How Many Days to Spend in Seville

Seville offers the perfect mix of culture, architecture, and gastronomy. With Neo-Moorish structures, beautifully manicured parks, and a welcoming spirit, the Andalusian capital is one of Spain's best cities. Although Seville is relatively small, you should plan to spend at least two to three days visiting its major landmarks, catching flamenco shows, and indulging in tapas to your heart's content.

Flamenco in Seville (photo courtesy of the Museo del Baile Flamenco)
Map of How to Choose the Best Flamenco Show in Seville
How to Choose the Best Flamenco Show in Seville

Seville has a rich cultural heritage, and flamenco is one of its most beloved traditions, a passionate and exhilarating art form that combines music, singing, and dance. With so many flamenco shows, deciding which is best for you can be challenging. Read on for tips on choosing the best flamenco show in Seville that suits your particular interests, whether combining the experience with dinner or enjoying a more intimate venue.

Granada or Seville: Which Is Best For You?
Map of Granada or Seville: Which Is Best For You?
Granada or Seville: Which Is Best For You?

Granada, nestled at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, is a captivating fusion of Moorish history and modern Spanish culture, with the iconic Alhambra Palace as its crown jewel. On the other hand, Seville, the heart of Andalusia, radiates with lively flamenco rhythms, the Seville Cathedral, and the charm of its old quarters like Santa Cruz. If you're deciding between these two southern Spanish gems, this comparison provides insights into both cities with the help of local kimkim specialists.

White villages of Andalusia's Costa del Sol, Spain
Map of How to Choose the Best White Villages in Spain for You
How to Choose the Best White Villages in Spain for You

Southern Spain is known for its charming Pueblos Blancos, "white villages," or "white cities." Often surrounded by mountains or forests or set atop dramatic hills, these hamlets are not only scenic but also full of unique history, culture, art, and gastronomy. Though Spain's official Pueblos Blancos route highlights 19 popular and picturesque villages, there are over 30 options, and this guide helps you choose the right village for you, your crew, and your interests.

Hotels with Alhambra views in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 7 Best Hotels with Alhambra Views in Granada

A trip to Granada allows you to explore the city's most famous site, the Alhambra Palace. Opt for accommodation overlooking the Alhambra to truly appreciate this architectural and historical gem. Our picks offer vistas of the palace from common areas like lounges and rooftop terraces or even from your own room.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula )
The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Granada

Whether you want to stay right on the city's main boulevard, in the historic Albaicín neighborhood, or literally in the Alhambra, you'll find boutique options catering to a range of budgets. On top of location, the best boutique hotels in Granada offer amenities like outdoor courtyards, on-site eateries, and Alhambra views.

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The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Seville

By staying in boutique lodgings, you'll get a more personalized stay while enjoying amenities like on-site eateries, outdoor pools, and rooftop terraces. Some of the best boutique hotels in Seville offer all the perks right in the city center, so you can stay within walking distance of all the main sites.

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The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

Despite being a small city, Córdoba's Old Town has four UNESCO World Heritage Sites—one being the historic core itself. You'll find some of the best boutique hotels in Córdoba right next to (or within) these monuments, including the Mezquita-Catedral and its surroundings.

The best restaurants in Seville, Spain
The Best Restaurants in Seville

Nestled along the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville isn't just the heart of Andalusian culture and flamenco; it's also a gastronomic goldmine. The city's culinary tapestry weaves a tale of its Moorish past and contemporary zest. From age-old tapas bars tucked into alleys to avant-garde dining, Seville promises a culinary journey as vibrant and varied as its sun-drenched, history-laden streets.

Historic hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alfonso XIII)
The 8 Best Historic Hotels in Seville

Seville has a fascinating history, and you can bring its past into your accommodation. The best historic hotels in Seville make their homes in buildings from the 16th to 20th centuries, allowing you to sleep in old palaces with unique elements paying homage to the city's heritage.

Hotels with views in Ronda (Photo courtesy of Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa)
The 5 Best Hotels with Views in Ronda

Views of the city's bridges, El Tajo Gorge, and surrounding valley are Ronda's biggest appeals. You can enjoy those iconic views day and night with our picks for the best hotels with views in Ronda, which include properties that fit a range of budgets.

Best boutique hotels in Ronda
The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Ronda

The best boutique hotels in Ronda make your stay truly memorable with perks like outdoor pools, spas, restaurants, and incredible views. Some of our top picks sit right on city cliffs, with many offering views of Puente Nuevo, El Tajo Gorge, the surrounding valleys, or even sites like the famous bullring.

Best hotels need the beach in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Hotel Gran Hotel Miramar)
The 6 Best Hotels near the Beach in Málaga

A trip to Andalusia can easily turn into a beach-hopping adventure, as even the big cities like Málaga have numerous stretches of sand. The best hotels near the beach in Málaga make it a little easier to enjoy the sun and surf throughout your stay.

Family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alhambra Palace)
The 7 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

As a city filled with history, Granada is an excellent destination for a family trip. Adults and kids alike love exploring the streets of the Albaicín, walking the grounds of the Alhambra, and discovering the city's unique history. On top of excellent locations, the best family-friendly hotels in Granada offer perks that kids love, such as extravagant breakfast buffets, spacious rooms, on-site restaurants, and rooftop terraces.

Hotels with pools in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Hotel Gran Hotel Miramar)
The 6 Best Hotels with Pools in Málaga

With Málaga as one of the biggest cities in Spain's Andalusia region, and since it's known for high temperatures year-round, it's nice to have a refreshing pool to help you cool off in the afternoons. The best hotels with pools in Málaga offer this reprieve, plus central locations and plenty of other amenities.

Historical hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of H10 Palacio Colomera)
The 8 Best Historic Hotels in Córdoba

Córdoba's historic core has four different UNESCO World Heritage, one being the neighborhood around the Mezquita-Catedral. To make the most of your stay, you can opt for one of the best historic hotels in Córdoba in that same district, making it easy to explore all of the city's sites.

Mid-range rooftop pools in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Molina Lario Hotel)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Hotels with Pools in Málaga

A pool is a necessity in Málaga, as an afternoon dip is a perfect reprieve in this Andalusian city. Some of the best mid-range hotels with pools offer this perk on lively rooftops or surrounded by palm trees and incredible views.

Best boutique hotels in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Only YOU Hotel Málaga)
The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Málaga

The best boutique hotels in Málaga offer a more personalized experience while providing convenient, fun, and unique perks. Our picks fit a range of budgets, but all are centrally located, and most have amenities like rooftop terraces, swimming pools, and on-site eateries.

Luxury boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alhambra Palace)
The 4 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Granada

In a city as historic as Granada, you can easily elevate your experience with luxury accommodation. But you can still keep your stay personal and intimate by booking one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Granada, all set in ideal locations and with perks like on-site gourmet restaurants and rooftop terraces with views.

Historic mid-range hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Corral del Rey)
The 5 Best Historic Mid-Range Hotels in Seville

To truly experience Seville's incredible history, you can sleep in accommodations that channel the city's past. Our picks for the best historic mid-range hotels are set in historic buildings while still offering those unique elements in beautifully preserved buildings from the 17th to 19th centuries.

Hotels with pools in Ronda (Photo courtesy of Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa)
3 Best Hotels with Pools in Ronda

When traveling in Andalusia, a pool is one of those perks that can make your stay even better. Spain's most southern region maintains those warm temps for much of the year, so you might want to choose from our list of the best hotels with pools in Ronda if staying in the famed white city. Bonus—these pools come with the city's biggest appeal: incredible views.

Luxury boutique hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alfonso XIII)
The 4 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Seville

The best luxury boutique hotels in Seville are also some of the city's top properties, offering a unique and personal experience with amazing perks. You'll be within walking distance of Seville's main sites, and while at your hotel, you can enjoy amenities like rooftop terraces, outdoor pools, and luxurious dining.

Best hotels in Albaicín (photo courtesy of Hotel Casa Morisca)
Map of The 5 Best Hotels in the Albaicín in Granada
The 5 Best Hotels in the Albaicín in Granada

One of the most historic areas of Granada is the city's Albaicín neighborhood, the old Moorish quarter with origins in the 11th century. Perks of staying in this area include charming and twisting cobbled streets, endless history, and incredible viewpoints. The best Albaicín hotels in Granada offer historical quarters, views of the Alhambra, and the advantage of being in the middle of the action.

Beautiful hotels outside of Ronda (Photo courtesy of Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera)
The 4 Best Hotels Outside of Ronda

Though you'll find plenty of hotels in Ronda's city center, part of the area's appeal is its surrounding environment of rolling hills, olive groves, white villages, and vineyards. The best hotels outside of Ronda offer a bit more privacy and an authentic experience while still being no more than a 15-minute drive from the city center.

Historic luxury hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alfonso XIII)
The 3 Best Historic Luxury Hotels in Seville

Some of the best historic luxury hotels in Seville are the city's top properties. You can stay in old palaces commissioned by the king or elegantly preserved buildings from the Middle Ages with unique historical elements. With such fascinating history, Seville allows you to experience it day and night in posh accommodation with cushy perks.

Standard hotels with Alhambra views in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 4 Best Standard Hotels with Alhambra Views in Granada

In Granada, the city's most famous site is the Alhambra Palace. If you're traveling on a budget and want to fully enjoy this architectural and historical gem, consider our list of the best standard hotels with Alhambra views in Granada. These budget-friendly properties offer views right from your room or cozy rooftop terraces.

Historic luxury hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of Balcón de Córdoba Hotel)
The 3 Best Historic Luxury Hotels in Córdoba

It doesn't get much better than staying in one of the best luxury historic hotels in Córdoba, as you get to sleep among the city's unique history while still enjoying those plush perks, like gourmet eateries, spas, and rooftop terraces.

Luxury hotels with pools in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Only YOU Hotel Málaga)
The 3 Best Luxury Hotels with Pools in Málaga

The best luxury hotels with pools in Málaga offer this incredible perk in a unique way, placing pools on rooftops or outside, surrounded by palm trees, and across from the beach. You can easily cool off and enjoy the city and/or beach views simultaneously.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of H10 Palacio Colomera)
The 5 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

What we love about mid-range boutique hotels in ​​Córdoba is that they're very historical yet still offer perks like rooftop terraces, outdoor dining, and swimming pools. Plus, they're all centrally located, so you can easily walk to all the main city sites.

Luxury boutique hotels in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Hotel Gran Hotel Miramar)
The 4 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Málaga

Boutique hotels make your stay in any city a little more memorable, and you can elevate your experience by combing that personalization with a posh property. The best luxury boutique hotels in Málaga offer unique stays and elegant perks, like fine onsite dining, rooftop terraces with pools, and plush rooms with views.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa 1800 Granada)
The 5 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Granada

Some of the best mid-range boutique hotels in Granada repurpose buildings like 16th-century Arabic houses, 19th-century palaces, and those with facades covered in Neo-Pompeian. The city's history runs deep, and you can enjoy it starting with your accommodation.

Luxury boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula)
The 3 Best Luxury Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

Granada, with its compact Old Town, is a walkable and interesting city—a perfect place for a family trip. Enjoy wandering the historic streets of the Albaicín, learning about the city's unique past, and touring the grounds of the Alhambra, then relax in one of our picks for the best luxury family-friendly hotels in Granada.

Standard boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa Morisca)
The 5 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Granada

Boutique hotels offer a quieter, more personalized experience that allows you to understand the city's history a bit better. The best standard boutique hotels in Granada have unique characteristics like charming historical elements, views of the Alhambra, and central locations in the Albaicín neighborhood and city center.

Luxury boutique hotels in Córdoba
The 3 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

The best luxury boutique hotels in ​​Córdoba offer the opportunity to elevate your stay in this charming little city. Add perks like rooftop terraces overlooking the Mezquita-Catedral, outdoor dining, and spas, making your stay in ​​Córdoba a little more unique.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Palacio Solecio)
The 6 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Málaga

The best mid-range boutique hotels in Málaga are some of our favorite properties, as they offer perks you might expect to find at higher-tier properties. Enjoy central locations and amenities like onsite eateries, rooftop terraces with pools, and/or rooms with private balconies and soaking tubs.

Mid-range family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of La Bella Granada)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

Spain is an excellent destination for families who love to explore historical monuments, and Granada has one of the most famous sites: the majestic Alhambra Palace. But the city's unique history goes beyond its Nasrid palace, including the streets of the Albaicín neighborhood. You'll find plenty of the best mid-range family-friendly hotels within walking distance of all these famous sites.

Standard family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 3 Best Standard Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

If you're planning a family trip to Spain and have your sights set on Granada, know that you can find some of the best standard family-friendly hotels within walking distance of all the historical sites. Some of our top picks sit perfectly between Alhambra and the city center, making it easier for kids to explore the city.

Mid-range hotels with Alhambra views (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa 1800 Granada)
The 3 Best Mid-Range Hotels with Alhambra Views in Granada

Many travelers set their sites on Granada for the city's famed Alhambra Palace, an architectural and historical haven worth exploring. To fully enjoy this masterpiece, you might want to pick from our list of the best mid-range hotels in Granada with Alhambra views, a category that offers this perk along with plenty of comforts.

Standard boutique hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Zenit Sevilla)
The 5 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Seville

Travelers with a smaller budget can still enjoy unique and chic accommodations with all the perks. Some of Seville's best standard boutique hotels offer central locations, cozy rooms, and amenities like historic buildings, rooftop terraces, outdoor pools, and on-site eateries.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Gravina 51)
The 5 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Seville

If you'd like a more intimate or personalized accommodation experience, consider one of the best mid-range boutique hotels in Seville. These properties have renovated unique historic spaces while still offering amenities like rooftop terraces, on-site eateries with tasting menus, and rooms with private pools.

Standard boutique hotels in Málaga (Photo courtesy of El Museo Living & Experience Club)
The 4 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Málaga

If you're traveling to Málaga on a budget, you can still enjoy a beautiful boutique property with amenities like onsite eateries, rooftop terraces, and cozy rooms. Plus, some of the best standard boutique hotels in Málaga put you next to major sites, like the Teatro Romano and Alcazaba.

Historic mid-range hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of Las Casas de La Juderia)
The 4 Best Historic Mid-Range Hotels in Córdoba

With so much unique history spanning the centuries, you might want to choose one of the best mid-range historic hotels in Córdoba, set in historic buildings while still providing perks. You'll be centrally located and can enjoy amenities like onsite eateries, Hammam baths, swimming pools, and rooftop terraces.

Historic standard hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón)
The 3 Best Historic Standard Hotels in Seville

Staying in a beautifully preserved property is an option for all budgets. The best historic standard hotels in Seville offer renovated houses and mansions from the 16th to 19th centuries. They provided ways to enjoy the property's past with inner courtyard patios, wood-beamed ceilings, and stained glass windows.

Standard boutique hotels in Ronda (Photo courtesy of Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel)
The 4 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Ronda

Even smaller budgets can enjoy the appeal of Ronda's boutique accommodations, which give you a more personal experience in this truly charming city. The best standard boutique hotels provide perks like unique history, central locations, onsite restaurants, and terraces to enjoy the area's famous views.

Historic standard hotels in Córdoba
The 3 Best Historic Standard Hotels in Córdoba

Sticking to a budget is pretty easy in this charming city, as the best standard historic hotels in Córdoba offer affordable rates, central locations, and amenities like breakfast buffets, outdoor patios, and onsite cafés.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Ronda (Photo courtesy of Parador de Ronda)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Ronda

The best mid-range boutique hotels in Ronda still offer perks you might expect to find in luxury accommodation, like onsite restaurants, outdoor pools, and terraces, all with incredible views. These amenities can enhance your stay in Ronda, especially when it comes to highlighting the town's famous vistas of El Tajo Gorge and its sprawling valley.

Standard boutique hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of Posada de Vallina by MiRa)
The 5 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

​​Córdoba is the perfect city for charming boutique accommodation, and, surprisingly, the more affordable options are in the best locations. With a smaller historic Old Town filled with twisting cobbled streets, you'll find some of the best standard boutique hotels in ​​Córdoba right next to the old Synagogue, across from the Mezquita-Catedral, and around the corner from the Puente Romano.

Andalusia Itineraries

Catch a sunset from the top of gorge in Ronda
Map of Ultimate Andalusian Road Trip - 8 Days
Ultimate Andalusian Road Trip - 8 Days

This eight-day self-drive itinerary takes you from Málaga to Cádiz through a gorgeous section of Spain's southern coast. Along the route, you'll explore Andalusia's White Villages (including Ronda, set on a spectacular gorge) as you head toward the Atlantic coast while discovering a range of landscapes, centuries of history and tradition, local producers, and exquisite cuisine—often with the help of a local guide.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 10 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 10 days

On this 11-day self-drive adventure you'll visit not only the most historic cities in Spain, bust some of the most beautiful countryside in the Andalusia region. From Madrid, you'll travel south into Andalusia and arrive at Seville, a city renowned for its Gothic cathedrals, Moorish palaces, and expansive plazas. You'll also visit other Andalusia gems like Córdoba, the famed white villages, and the mountaintop city of Ronda. 

Bridge spanning the gorge in Ronda, Spain
Map of Seville, Granada, & Ronda: Best Itinerary Ideas
Seville, Granada, & Ronda: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Spain typically plan a trip for 12 to 14 days when combining Seville, Granada, and Ronda, including a few days in Barcelona and Madrid. If you're not interested in Barcelona and Madrid, 8 days is enough for your Seville, Granada, and Ronda trip. Check out our favorite Seville, Granada, and Ronda trips below.

The Royal Palace of Madrid
Map of Highlights of Spain's Capital & Andalusia: Madrid, Seville, & Granada - 10 Days
Highlights of Spain's Capital & Andalusia: Madrid, Seville, & Granada - 10 Days

See the jewels of Madrid and Andalusia with this 10-day itinerary. Start off in the capital city with a walking tour including the collection of El Prado Museum, then make your way south with a stop in Córdoba, followed by the cultural scene of Seville and historic palaces of Granada. Take advantage of the combination of private guided tours and free time to make sure you don't miss a beat.

Admire encompassing vistas from atop the Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda
Map of Andalusia Self-Drive Tour: From Málaga to Cádiz - 8 days
Andalusia Self-Drive Tour: From Málaga to Cádiz - 8 days

Discover the highlights of Andalusia, from the Mediterranean coast in Málaga to the Atlantic coast in Cádiz. On this eight-day self-drive tour, you'll enjoy whitewashed villages built into cliffsides, sample some of the country's best wine and sherry, explore ancient Moor and Roman ruins, and eat delicious local cuisine. Marvel at southern Spain's stunning landscapes, passionate people, and colorful culture.

 Ronda's spectacular setting atop El Tajo gorge
Map of Best of Andalusia: Seville, Ronda & Málaga - 7 Days
Best of Andalusia: Seville, Ronda & Málaga - 7 Days

This weeklong adventure takes you from Seville to Málaga through a beautiful section of Spain's southern coast. Along the route, you'll experience Andalusia's iconic 'white villages' (like Ronda, set on a spectacular gorge) as you head towards the Atlantic coast while discovering Roman and Moorish architecture, picturesque landscapes, and local cuisine—often with the help of private guides.

A view of the Alhambra at sunset
Map of Best of Andalusia's Interior: Seville, Ronda, & Granada - 8 Days
Best of Andalusia's Interior: Seville, Ronda, & Granada - 8 Days

This 8-day cultural tour takes you from Seville to Granada in Spain's southernmost region: Andalusia. Along the route, you'll explore iconic villages like Ronda (set on a spectacular gorge) as you head towards the Alhambra palace complex while discovering beautiful landscapes, centuries of Moorish and Roman history, and top-notch cuisine—often with the help of private guides.

Exquisite architecture in Andalusia
Map of Best of Andalusia: History, Tapas, Wine & Nature - 14 Days
Best of Andalusia: History, Tapas, Wine & Nature - 14 Days

Perfect for those who like to be on the move, this two-week adventure takes you on a number of stops between Seville to Jerez de la Frontera for the ultimate tour of Spain's Andalusia region. Along the route, you'll visit iconic small cities and villages while discovering stunning architecture and gardens, centuries of Moorish and Roman history, and top-notch cuisine—often with the help of private guides.

Plaza de España in Seville
Map of Highlights of Andalusia: Seville, Córdoba, and Málaga - 5 Days
Highlights of Andalusia: Seville, Córdoba, and Málaga - 5 Days

This 5-day jaunt is the ultimate introduction to Spain’s Andalusia region. The trip starts in Seville where you’ll get a taste of architectural must-sees (and tapas) in the historic center. Next, continue to beautiful Córdoba—the former capital of the Muslim emirate with an outstanding mosque. Hike along a gorge and spend a night in Picasso's hometown to finish the adventure.

The coast of Nerja, Spain, near Málaga
Map of Self-Drive Andalusia: From Málaga to Seville - 7 Days
Self-Drive Andalusia: From Málaga to Seville - 7 Days

This seven-day road trip starts along Andalusia's coast in the port city of Málaga. Enjoy a beach day and explore the Old Town, then head to Ronda and visit a few of Spain's famous Pueblos Blancos. After wine tasting and soaking up the history of Cádiz, you'll end your time in Seville by exploring its main sites and watching authentic flamenco.

Church of San Salvador in the historic Moorish or Arab Quarter (Albaicín) in Granada
Map of Seville, Granada & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas
Seville, Granada & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 11 days is the most popular trip length for Spain travelers interested in visiting Seville, Granada, and Málaga, especially when also including Madrid. If you're only headed to Seville, Granada, and Málaga, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in six to eight days. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as five days. Check out our favorite Seville, Granada, and Málaga trips below.

Take the kids to Plaza de España, a historical landmark in Seville
Map of Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Granada, Málaga & Seville - 7 Days
Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Granada, Málaga & Seville - 7 Days

Take your family on a trip through memorable southern Spain, where you'll explore three incredible cities: Granada, Málaga, and Seville. Highlights of this itinerary include touring the Alhambra with a kid-friendly focus, exploring Málaga with an exciting treasure hunt, enjoying a day playing at the beach, and rowing boats at Plaza de España in Seville.

End your trip in Cádiz where you'll have free time to explore the area's cultural sites and beaches
Map of Gems of Southern Spain - 10 Days
Gems of Southern Spain - 10 Days

Escape to Spain's sun-kissed southern coast for 10 days of fun, food, culture, and beaches—with a dash of Morocco thrown in for good measure. Begin with tapas tours in Málaga, the birthplace of Picasso, followed by snorkeling, sunset cruises, and coastal hikes. Then, laze on the famous beaches of Marbella before hopping over to Tangier—Morocco's bohemian gem—for a private walking tour. Finally, return to Spain and enjoy free time to explore Cádiz at your own pace.

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Map of Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Málaga, Granada, Seville & More - 10 Days
Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Málaga, Granada, Seville & More - 10 Days

During this fun, family-friendly 10-day tour, you'll experience the natural beauty of southern Spain and its cultural highlights. Activities like treasure hunts and canyon walks suit families with kids who want a combination of action and downtime. You'll start in Málaga and end in Seville, visiting Ronda, Granada, and Córdoba along the way—all home to a wealth of Spanish culture and history.

Aerial view of Ronda, Spain, above El Tajo Gorge
Map of Self-Drive Andalusia: Seville, Cádiz, Ronda & Granada - 7 Days
Self-Drive Andalusia: Seville, Cádiz, Ronda & Granada - 7 Days

Spend a week driving through Andalusia on this seven-day itinerary, starting in Seville. Explore the city's monuments, tapas, and flamenco, then head south to Cádiz, one of the world's oldest cities. Your next stop is the whitewashed Ronda set atop a dramatic gorge, and you'll end your trip in Granada in the Albacín district and at the Alhambra.

The historic belltower of Aracena in Spain's Andalusia region
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Off-The-Beaten-Path Portugal & Southern Spain - 14 Days

Delve deeper into Portugal and southern Spain as you visit iconic cities and explore lesser-known towns and villages over two epic weeks. Tick off Porto and Lisbon, stopping at the Templar city of Tomar and a charming village en route. Journey deep into the Alentejo countryside where ancient Évora and fortified Monsaraz await, then continue to Spain, where you'll stop at small Andalusian towns on the way to Seville and Granada.

The Alhambra fortress at twilight
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Best of Andalusia: Culture, Nature, & Food - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary takes you from Seville to Jerez de la Frontera for the ultimate tour through Spain's Andalusia region. Along the route, you'll visit scenic villages like Ronda, set on a spectacular gorge, discover gorgeous Moorish architecture, and enjoy fabulous tapas in true Spanish style.

Drive through Andalusia and stop to check out the prehistoric rocky landscape of Torcal de Antequera
Map of Self-Drive Through Andalusia - 6 Days
Self-Drive Through Andalusia - 6 Days

Andalusia, with its historic villages and cities, beautiful countryside, and iconic monuments, is the perfect setting for a road trip. This itinerary takes you through the vibrant city streets of Seville for cultural experiences like flamenco, Cádiz for wine tasting, and Ronda to see the region's famed Pueblos Blancos (White Villages). You'll end in Granada with a private visit to one of the country's most important monuments, the Alhambra Palace.

The beautiful village of Olvera, Spain
Map of Self-Drive: Seville, Cádiz & the White Villages of Andalusia - 7 Days
Self-Drive: Seville, Cádiz & the White Villages of Andalusia - 7 Days

Explore Spain's Andalusia province, starting in Seville with its historical monuments, tapas, and flamenco, then visit a few Pueblos Blancos ("White Villages"), including the picturesque Ronda. Before returning to Seville, you'll explore the coastal city of Cádiz, one of the world's oldest cities, for history, wine, and time at the beach.

The royal garden in Córdoba's Alcazar
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Highlights of Andalusia: History, Gastronomy, and Culture - 6 Days

This 6-day trip is the ultimate introduction to Spain's southernmost region. Kick off in Seville for UNESCO-listed sites, tapas bars, and flamenco dancing. Then drive to the picturesque town of Córdoba—former stomping ground of Christopher Colombus. Finish the adventure in coastal Málaga for Picasso culture and fresh seafood.

Brave the walkways and bridges of the Caminito del Rey near Málaga
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Active Adventure Tour of Spain & Portugal - 10 Days

See the highlights of Portugal and southern Spain alongside a hefty helping of outdoor adventure on this exhilarating 10-day itinerary. Begin in Lisbon to explore the city by tuk-tuk and hike through fairy-tale Sintra, then drive south to the Algarve coast for kayaking and surfing excursions. Cross into Spain to tour the sights of Seville and visit Carmona by electric bike, and end in Málaga to brave the walkways and bridges of the Caminito del Rey and snorkel beneath the stunning Cliffs of Maro.

Seville's cathedral bell tower seen from the garden courtyard
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Spain Andalusia Loop: Seville, Málaga & Granada - 7 Days

This weeklong itinerary explores the best of Spain's southern Andalusia region, starting in the vibrant capital of Seville with a tapas crawl and guided tour. You'll then board a train southeast to Málaga to soak up the sunshine on the Costa del Sol and kayak and snorkel along the Costa Tropical. Continue to Granada, where the imposing Alhambra awaits, and hike through quiet mountain villages, ending your trip with a relaxing hammam experience before departure.

The arty wooden structure, Metropol Parasol, in Seville's Old Quarter
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Explore Portugal & Southern Spain - 10 Days

On this 10-day adventure, you'll soak up the best of Portugal's two biggest cities and explore the beautiful countryside in Andalusia and the heritage highlights of Southern Spain. Start in Porto with a foodie experience, and venture south to colorful Lisbon via Coimbra, Portugal's medieval capital. Then journey from Lisbon to Seville and Granada, two Spanish cities renowned for Gothic architecture and Moorish connections.

Zahara de la Sierra located in the Sierra de Grazalema, Andalusia, Spain
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Classic Andalusia Self-Drive: Seville, Cádiz, Ronda, Málaga & Granada - 10 Days

Experience the rich history and stunning beauty of Andalusia, Spain's southern region, as you drive through the classic destinations of Seville, Cádiz, Málaga, Granada, and the white villages. This 10-day road trip includes viewing intricate architecture, savoring traditional cuisine, and enjoying scenes of rolling hills and quaint villages dotted with whitewashed homes.

On this road trip, you'll explore part of Spain's Costa del Sol, the Sun Coast
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Beaches, White Villages & Seville Road Trip - 10 Days

Embark on a 10-day journey through the landscapes of Andalusia, exploring the vibrant city of Seville, the pristine beaches of Andalusia, and Spain's picturesque White Villages. You'll experience rich cultural heritage, sample regional cuisine, and immerse yourself in the local way of life—a perfect blend of relaxation and cultural immersion.

Discover biodynamic wine at a vineyard in Ronda, Spain
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Southern Spain for Foodies - 7 Days

Enjoy a tantalizing culinary journey through the landscapes of southern Spain, where each bite tells a story of rich traditions and flavors. From Seville's charming streets to Granada's historical wonders, this foodie trip includes tapas tastings, cooking classes, visits to vineyards, and discovering the secret behind Iberian jamón. You'll also enjoy cultural experiences like visiting iconic monuments, watching a flamenco show, and exploring the Cave of Aracena.

Explore the lesser-frequented scenic Las Alpujarras region
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Seville & Hidden Corners of Andalusia Road Trip - 10 Days

This 10-day journey through Andalusia pairs cultural hotspots with quiet corners in the countryside. You'll visit vibrant cities like Seville, Granada, and Málaga, but save time for unique experiences in the region's white villages, national parks, and charming Las Alpujarras. Along the way, you'll experience the region's authentic culture and a few areas not typically seen by visitors.

Alhambra Palace and Fortress, Granada
Map of Madrid & Andalusia: Seville, Ronda, Granada & Malaga - 14 Days
Madrid & Andalusia: Seville, Ronda, Granada & Malaga - 14 Days

This is the ultimate two-week tour of Spain for culture and history buffs. The adventure kicks off in Madrid, where you'll have two days to explore the capital's elegant streets and Prado Museum before heading south to the Andalusia region. From here, make several stops between Seville and Málaga while discovering gorgeous architecture and gardens, centuries of Moorish and Roman history, and top-notch cuisine—often with the help of private guides.

 Ruins of the Roman theater in Málaga's historic city center
Map of Seville, Madrid, Granada, Málaga & Ronda: Best Itinerary Ideas
Seville, Madrid, Granada, Málaga & Ronda: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, about two weeks is the perfect amount of time for a Spain trip, with stops in Seville, Madrid, Granada, Málaga, and Ronda. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 11 to 13 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Barcelona, Córdoba, or Valencia. Get inspired with the below Seville, Madrid, Granada, Málaga, and Ronda trip ideas.

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Map of Self-Drive Andalusia: Nature, History & Cuisine - 10 Days
Self-Drive Andalusia: Nature, History & Cuisine - 10 Days

Explore Andalusia's stunning nature reserves, sample regional tapas dishes, and take a journey through Spain's fascinating history on this 10-day road trip. Begin with historical tours of Picasso's birthplace in Málaga before venturing to Ronda—described as Spain's most romantic town by Ernest Hemingway. Watch a classical Spanish guitar concert by top musicians, be dazzled by the fiery flamenco dance, and enjoy guided hikes through dunes, forests, and coastlines.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Andalusia - 14 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Andalusia - 14 days

In two weeks, you can enjoy a road trip that takes you to some of the most historic and beautiful locales in Spain. It begins in Madrid, and from there, you'll travel south through La Mancha into Andalusia and visit Moorish cities like Granada, Ronda, Córdoba, and Málaga. You'll also enjoy wine and sherry excursions, eat delicious tapas, and even witness a traditional equestrian show.

The city of cities, Barcelona
Map of Barcelona, Granada & Seville - 10 days
Barcelona, Granada & Seville - 10 days

See the cultural highlights of Spain's most captivating cities on this 10-day itinerary, showcasing Barcelona, Granada, and Sevilla. You'll start in Barcelona, fly to Granada, pick up your car rental and drive to Ronda before ending your stay in Sevilla. Along the way, you'll drive through the Andalusian mountains, explore colorful cities, and marvel at ornate Islamic architecture.

Visit Córdoba's Calahorra tower on your road trip of Andalusia
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Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 8 days

In a little over a week, you can embark on the road trip of a lifetime through Spain. After enjoying a city tour in Madrid, you'll pick up your car and hit the road south to Andalusia, stopping at the ancient Roman city of Córdoba. From there, you'll visit Andalusia's capital of Seville, with its famous Gothic cathedral and Islamic architecture, before the trip culminates in the coastal city of Málaga.

Watch the sunset over Córdoba's famed Roman bridge
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Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 13 days

Prepare for a memorable road trip through southern Spain, emphasizing many of the nation's highlights. The adventure begins with city tours of Madrid before hitting the road south, stopping in La Mancha and Córdoba before reaching Seville, the capital of the Andalusia region. You'll visit historic Moorish and medieval landmarks, tour authentic tapas bars, and even hike along the side of a gorge near Ronda.

Seville, Madrid, Granada & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Seville, Madrid, Granada & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas
Seville, Madrid, Granada & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 11 days is a great length for a Spain trip with stops in Seville, Madrid, Granada, and Málaga. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in six to nine days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Ronda, Barcelona, or Córdoba. Keep reading for more inspiring Seville, Madrid, Granada, and Málaga itineraries.

Looking out over the Alhambra in Granada
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Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia - 9 Days

This nine-day Spanish adventure is perfect for the family that loves to immerse themselves in a new culture—from art, history, and cuisine to architecture and nature. Discover a little of everything as you start with Barcelona's culinary and artistic heritage, heading south to Málaga for snorkeling and thrilling canyon treks. Hike in the Sierra Madre mountains and tour the palaces and gardens of Granada's Alhambra before continuing to Seville to learn flamenco and ceramic tile-making.

The Alhambra in Granada Spain
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Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Andalusia - 16 days

This comprehensive 16-day road trip includes all the highlights of Spain's Andalusia region, from the capital of Seville to the Moorish palaces of Granada and even the coastal retreat of Málaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. As an added bonus, you'll also visit La Mancha, an arid plateau region home to great wine and historic villages.

Drive to famous landmarks and visit historic cities in Spain , like Cádiz
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Road Trip Through Spain & Portugal - 21 Days

Hit the road on an unforgettable adventure across Europe's Iberian Peninsula. It begins in Madrid with city tours followed by visits to the historic cities of Toledo, Granada, Seville, and Cádiz. Then you'll leave Spain's Andalusia region and travel to the sun-kissed southern coast of Portugal before turning north and finishing the trip in beautiful Lisbon, Porto, and the Douro Valley.

Snorkel and kayak in the waters off Málaga
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Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia - 12 Days

With just the right blend of cultural and outdoor activities, this 12-day trip to Spain is perfect for families. Tour Barcelona's inspiring architecture, then ride the funicular to Monserrat's historic cliffside monastery. Kayak and snorkel in La Herradura before hunting for treasure in Málaga. You'll be hiking the Sierra Nevada mountains one moment, exploring Granada the next, and dancing your way through Seville before you know it. Round the trip off with horseback riding along Doñana's wild coastline.

Visit the incredibly historic Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 12 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 12 days

Enjoy a road trip through Spain that takes you from Madrid to Málaga through Toledo and the three jewels of Andalusia: Córdoba, Seville, and Granada. Beyond the cities, you'll enjoy cultural excursions like sherry wine tastings and horse competitions. And at each destination, you'll meet a private guide who will reveal the hidden treasures of these historic and beautiful locales.

Relax in the courtyard of Córdoba's Mosque-Cathedral
Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Andalusia - 15 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Andalusia - 15 days

It's almost impossible to design a more comprehensive Spanish holiday than this 15-day road trip. Beginning in Madrid, you'll drive south to historic locales like Toledo and La Mancha on your way to Andalusia, where Moorish history and amazing food await. Besides enjoying wine and tapas tours, you'll visit incredible cities like Seville, Granada, Ronda, and Córdoba.

Views of the canyon from atop El Tajo Gorge in Ronda, Spain
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Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 11 days

A road trip is the best way to see the most historical sites in Spain. This 11-day self-drive adventure begins with city tours in Madrid, and then you'll hop in your car and head south to Toledo, once the capital of the nation in the Middle Ages. You'll continue to Andalusia and marvel at the region's Moorish alcázars and royal palaces while also stopping in historic cities like Córdoba.

Visit the white village of Ronda and cross all three bridges, including the Puente Nuevo
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Discover Madrid & Andalusia: Culture, History & Nature - 11 Days

Culture, history, and culinary delights converge with this 11-day journey through Madrid and southern Spain. Start in the capital with a walking tour, tapas class, and a Prado museum visit. Then, venture south to Andalusia, where a rich mix of Moorish and Jewish history awaits. Explore the best of Seville, admire the Alhambra in Granada, and experience the picturesque beaches of the Costa del Sol near Málaga. Gain even more from your 11-day tour with insightful day trips to Toledo, Córdoba, and Ronda.

Explore the Sierra Nevadas together as a family
Map of Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia - 11 Days
Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia - 11 Days

Discover Spain together with this 11-day family-friendly holiday that combines the cultural and the outdoors to perfection. Begin by touring Barcelona's highlights before heading off horseback riding in Montserrat and kayaking in Málaga. Explore the mountains and monuments of Granada, then stop by Seville for an introduction to flamenco. With bountiful opportunities to experience art, culture, history, and natural beauty hands-on, this itinerary has something to inspire every family member.

Play on the beaches of the Algarve in Portugal
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Family Vacation to Spain & Portugal - 14 Days

This two-week family vacation combines Portugal's beaches, palaces, and flavors with Spain's flamenco, royalty, and parks. Start your trip in Portugal with highlights kids and adults love, including playing on the beach, sailing in the ocean, and spotting dolphins. Then, make your way to Spain, where unique cultural experiences await, including sites like Granada's Alhambra, Madrid's Plaza Mayor, and Seville's Royal Alcázar.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 7 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 7 days

In a single week, you can enjoy the road trip of a lifetime. The destination is Spain, and beginning in Madrid, you'll drive south to Seville, the capital of the culturally rich Andalusia region. You'll tour many Moorish landmarks and even take a trip to Granada to see the mother of them all, the 9th-century Alhambra Palace.

A beach along the Costa de la Luz
Map of Madrid, Costa de la Luz & Seville - 9 Days
Madrid, Costa de la Luz & Seville - 9 Days

This nine-day itinerary combines world-class museums in Madrid, beautiful beaches in Costa de la Luz, and elegant winding streets in Seville. With various travel modes (including a rental car), you'll get the chance to explore Andalusia's untouched coastline along Europe's southernmost tip at your own pace. You can also take advantage of private guided tours for the best local advice, including tapas bars and wine producers.

Enjoy the Andalusian coast with the kids in tow
Map of Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 10 Days
Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 10 Days

Enjoy 10 unforgettable days exploring Spain with your family, starting in the royal city of Madrid and ending in the culturally rich Andalusia in southern Spain. Kids love trying all the different Spanish snacks and tapas (churros con chocolate and croquettes seem to be a favorite), spending all day at the beach, cruising the coast in a catamaran, and discovering exciting cities like Toledo, Seville, and Granada.

Play on the beaches near Málaga
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Southern Spain Family Aventure from Madrid - 10 Days

Experience all the kid-friendly highlights of Spain with this 10-day excursion pairing the royal heritage of Madrid with the unique culture of southern Spain. Kids love trying all the treats (like churros dipped in chocolate), touring iconic sights like the Alhambra, walking in the countryside of Andalusia, and spending an entire day on the beach.

 El Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain
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Seville, Madrid & Granada: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most people visiting Seville, Madrid, and Granada spend about 10 to 12 days in Spain, which usually includes some time in Barcelona as well. For travelers wanting to visit Seville, Madrid, and Granada exclusively, plan a week to nine days for a well-paced trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in six days for travelers with limited time. For the best itineraries, including Seville, Madrid, and Granada, keep reading below.

Plaza de España in Seville, Spain
Map of Spain & Portugal Adventure: Lisbon, Algarve, Seville, Granada & Madrid - 14 Days
Spain & Portugal Adventure: Lisbon, Algarve, Seville, Granada & Madrid - 14 Days

Soak up the sun as you explore the highlights of Portugal and Spain on this two-week adventure. Start in Lisbon, where you'll discover the city's historical attractions, markets, and fairs. Go hiking in Sintra and the Algarve, enjoy a catamaran cruise, and see the Ria Formosa Lagoon by bike. Then head to Spain for more city tours and cycling as you explore Seville, Carmona, and Granada. Finally, savor some tapas in Madrid, go ziplining in Toledo, and see Segovia by hot-air balloon.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 13 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 13 Days

13 days in Spain is ample time to immerse yourself in its culture. On this adventure, you'll visit three different regions, beginning in Madrid and then heading south to Andalusia, where you'll visit its historic palaces/fortresses and enjoy flamenco music and authentic tapas. You'll also take nature hikes around the mountaintop city of Ronda and close out your tour with cycling tours around the most famous neighborhoods of Barcelona.

The Alhambra Moorish palace overlooks the Andalusian city of Granada
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Luxury Cultural Journey Through Southern Spain - 7 Days

Spend a week discovering the history, culture, and world-famous food and wine of Spain's Andalusia region with an itinerary full of customized private excursions and elegant 5-star hotels. Tour Granada's iconic Alhambra palace, then venture into the mountains for 4WD excursions, visits to cliffside towns, and a stop on the Costa del Sol for well-deserved beach time. Cap the adventure in luxurious style with city tours of Seville, the historic capital of Andalusia.

A view over Granada from the magnificent Alhambra
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Luxury Cultural Journey Through Southern Spain - 10 Days

You only need 10 days to experience the highlights of Spain's southern Andalusia region. This luxury journey starts strong with your arrival in historic Granada and a tour of the Alhambra, a Moorish/Christian palace and icon of the country. Other outings include flamenco shows, beach days, and Michelin-starred dining, culminating in cultural tours of Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.

See Spanish wonders like the Alhambra as a family
Map of Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona, Málaga, Granada & Seville - 13 Days
Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona, Málaga, Granada & Seville - 13 Days

Enjoy the highlights of Spain on this fun-filled family tour, starting in Catalonia's capital city, Barcelona. Here, you'll explore the historic Gothic Quarter, see the whimsical architecture of Gaudí, and ride horses through the lush greenery of Montserrat Natural Park. Then, it's off to the beaches of Málaga for a kayaking excursion and a guided family treasure hunt. Tour the majestic Alhambra fortress in Granada, learn the art of flamenco in Seville, and see perfectly pink flamingoes in Doñana National Park.

The White City of Ronda, Spain
Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 12 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 12 Days

With 12 days in Spain, you can visit three of its most famous regions. On walking tours of Madrid, you'll see historic sights like the Royal Palace. Then, you'll travel down to the Andalusia region, making its capital of Seville your home base, before embarking on wine tours around Ronda and visits to historic palaces in Granada. The tour ends in Catalonia, where you'll visit its best neighborhoods and beaches on a cycling tour.

The Alhambra and Generalife, Granada
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Discover the Flavors of Southern Spain - 12 Days

Explore the highlights and flavors of Spain with visits to the cities of Madrid, Granada, Málaga, Cádiz, and Seville on this 12-day trip. You'll enjoy private tours of the historic old towns, visit ancient religious sites, and taste Spain's best culinary offerings. Start the trip in Andalusía to see the Alhambra in Granada, visit Málaga to learn to cook in a traditional finca, and then wrap up the trip in Seville to enjoy a flamenco show.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 9 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 9 days

Due to its abundance of natural beauty and historic cities, Spain's southern Andalusia region is perfect for a road trip. This nine-day self-drive adventure begins in Madrid and stops in Toledo, one of Spain's most well-preserved medieval cities. In Andalusia, you'll visit cities like Córdoba and the capital of Seville for tapas tours and visits to Moorish landmarks. 

Explore Granada's impressive Alhambra on a guided tour
Map of Iberian Adventure: Spain, Portugal & the Azores - 21 Days
Iberian Adventure: Spain, Portugal & the Azores - 21 Days

Experience the wonders of Iberia on this 21-day adventure in Spain and Portugal. Lap up culture on walking tours in Madrid and Granada, then tackle the steep streets of Porto and Lisbon by e-bike and e-tuk-tuk. You'll hike among beauty spots like Cascais Natural Park and the Caminito del Rey, then finish by exploring the volcanic landscapes of the Azores, where crater lakes, thermal pools, and whale watching tours await.

Enjoy delicious tapas with your family in Spain
Map of Highlights of Spain Family Tour: Madrid, Seville & Granada- 9 Days
Highlights of Spain Family Tour: Madrid, Seville & Granada- 9 Days

This fun-filled family tour of Spain starts in the historic city of Madrid, where you'll stroll the lively Plaza Mayor, relax in Retiro Park, and learn to make traditional paella in a family cooking class. Then, it's off to Seville for a luxurious river cruise and a chance to dance with professional flamenco dancers. The trip ends with visits to Granada's magnificent Alhambra fortress and Generalife Gardens, a walk through the colorful Alcaicería market area, and of course, the city's delicious Spanish tapas!

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Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 6 days

This six-day road trip includes stops at some of Spain's most historic locales. It's a celebration of rich Spanish culture as you drive from Madrid to Seville and partake in a cooking class to learn how to prepare traditional Spanish cuisine. Then, you'll drive to Granada and visit one of Europe's most magnificent Moorish palaces, the Alhambra.

Explore Spain's famous Alhambra in Granada
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Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 11 Days

The opportunities for fun and adventure in a country like Spain are inexhaustible. That said, this itinerary packs as much excitement into 11 days as possible and includes city tours of Madrid and Barcelona as well as visits to multiple locales in Andalusia. In this region, you'll enjoy the tapas and flamenco of Seville, wine tours of Ronda, and visit the famous Alhambra fortress in Granada.

 The village of Ronda in Andalusia, Spain
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Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Granada & Ronda: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 12 to 14 days is perfect for a well-paced Spain trip with stops in Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Granada, and Ronda. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 9 to 11 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Málaga, Córdoba, or Vejer de la Frontera. See more ideas for Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Granada, and Ronda itineraries below.

Discover family-friendly tours and workshops in Seville
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Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid & Seville - 6 Days

This activity-filled six-day family tour starts in the Spanish capital of Madrid, where you'll stroll the bustling Plaza Mayor and take a day trip to Toledo for a sword-making workshop. Then, it's off to Seville for a luxurious river cruise and family cooking class. Let the kids try their hand at pottery and tilework in the artistic Triana neighborhood, see incredible city views from the towers of La Giralda, and learn the art of Spain's most famous dance at the Museo del Baile Flamenco.

Start your adventure in Madrid with your family
Map of Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba & Seville - 13 Days
Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba & Seville - 13 Days

This 13-day family adventure starts in the capital city of Madrid, where you'll stroll through the vibrant Plaza Mayor, learn to make traditional Spanish paella, and show off your dancing skills in a flamenco class. Head to Toledo to see swordsmiths at work, then it's off to Córdoba for a family tour of the impressive architecture of the Mezquita Cathedral. Learn to make Triana pottery and cruise the Guadalquivir River in Seville, and end your trip with a relaxing visit to the gorgeous beaches of Málaga.

Plaza de España, Seville
Explore Madrid & Seville - 8 Days

This eight-day itinerary focuses on Madrid and Seville, leading you through the historic centers of both cities, as well as day trips to Córdoba and Toledo. You'll explore the cities with food and biking tours, visits to tapas, bars, and flamenco shows, plus a private tour of the El Prado museum in Madrid. End the trip with a visit to the famous White Villages of Andalusia and the town of Ronda, plus tours of an olive oil farm and a vineyard.

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Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days

If you want to experience every aspect of Spanish culture, this 15-day excursion is for you. You'll enjoy a diverse array of activities that includes sightseeing in major cities, visiting local artisans in Madrid, going on wine tours in Andalusia, attending live flamenco performances, enjoying traditional tapas, and more. The best part is you'll close out the adventure in Barcelona, the beautiful capital of Catalonia.

Views of the Mezquita-Catedral and Puente Romano
Highlights of Madrid & Andalusia - 8 Days

Explore some of Spain's best cities on this eight-day trip to Madrid and the region of Andalusia, starting with private tours of Madrid's historic neighborhoods and its royal past. Board the train to the city of Seville for tapas and flamenco, as well as a day trip to the town of Ronda and a winery. You'll end the trip with Granada for a tour of the famous Alhambra and Generalife Gardens before returning to Madrid.

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Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 15 days

Any foodie with a love of travel owes it to themselves to visit Spain. There's a rich culinary heritage in all of this nation's autonomous regions, including Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. On this 15-day tour, you'll visit each of these areas and enjoy world-class tapas, seafood, and wine along the way.

The Alhambra and Generalife, Granada
Map of Highlights of Madrid & Andalusía - 8 Days
Highlights of Madrid & Andalusía - 8 Days

Explore the highlights of Spain by visiting the cities of Madrid, Córdoba, and Granada on this eight-day trip. You'll enjoy private tours of the historic old towns, as well as a day trip to Toledo to learn about its historic steel production and marzipan. End the trip in Spain's southern region Andalusía with tours of the Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Córdoba, and the famous White Villages in the countryside.

Take a private tour of the Alhambra's palaces and gardens
Map of Luxury Iberian Peninsula Adventure: Spain & Portugal - 14 Days
Luxury Iberian Peninsula Adventure: Spain & Portugal - 14 Days

Explore the wonders of the Iberian Peninsula on this 14-day luxury trip through Spain and Portugal. Take private tours to uncover the history, cuisine, and architecture of world-famous cities like Madrid, Granada, Seville, Lisbon, and Porto. Highlights include one-on-one cooking classes, trips to UNESCO-listed sites like Sintra and El Escorial, and wine tasting in the lush Douro Valley. Along the way, you'll stay in restored palaces and lavish spa hotels.

Take a luxury cruise down Seville's Guadalquivir River with the kids in tow
Map of Highlights of Spain Family Tour: Madrid, Seville & Granada - 8 Days
Highlights of Spain Family Tour: Madrid, Seville & Granada - 8 Days

Kids of all ages will find plenty of fun on this eight-day family tour through southern Spain. Start in historic Madrid, where you'll stroll cobblestone streets and plazas, learn to make paella in a family cooking class, and see where royalty lived at the Royal Palace. Then, it's off to Seville for a luxurious river cruise and lessons in the art of flamenco, Spain's most famous dance! Your adventures finish in Granada, where you'll walk the ancient paths of kings at the Alhambra and hike the rugged trails of the Sierra Nevada.

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Map of Family Fun in Spain: History, Culture & Natural Wonders - 15 Days
Family Fun in Spain: History, Culture & Natural Wonders - 15 Days

This epic 15-day family adventure starts in Barcelona, where you'll tour Gaudí's fantastical creations, get creative with a pottery class, and learn to make a traditional Spanish meal. Head south to the beaches of Málaga for kayaking and snorkeling, then brave the heights of the Caminito del Rey with a family hike. Get lost in the Moorish palaces of Granada, put on a show with a flamenco class in Seville, and end in Madrid for a kid's-eye-view of the capital and ziplining over Toledo's Tagus River.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 14 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 14 Days

The standard two-week vacation is more than enough time to experience the highlights of Spain. This includes art walks in Madrid, flamenco shows in Seville, wine tours of Andalusia, and all the authentic tapas you can eat. The cherry on this delicious Spanish dessert is a jaunt to the Balearic Isles, where you'll spend a few days lazing on the beaches, hiking the mountains, and sailing the coasts of Menorca and Mallorca. 

Aerial Views of Granada, Spain
Cities & Culture in Spain: Madrid, Seville, Granada & Barcelona - 10 Days

Discover the culture of Spain's cities on this nine-day trip, starting with a tour through Madrid and an evening of flamenco and tapas in Seville. Then, make your way to Granada, passing through the village of Ronda and a winery along the way. You'll explore Granada's famous Alhambra palace and gardens, then fly to Barcelona for a cycling tour of its historic districts and a visit to the sites of Gaudí's.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 16 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 16 Days

Spain boasts some of the most impressive palaces, cathedrals, and fortresses in Europe. On a 16-day tour, you'll not only see these highlights in unforgettable cities like Madrid and Seville, but you'll also make day trips to historic locales like Toledo and Ronda. As if that's not enough adventure, you'll finish the trip on the coasts of the Balearic Isles, where you'll enjoy sunbathing, horseback riding, and sailing.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days

This comprehensive Spain itinerary packs as many exciting activities and rewarding cultural experiences into 14 days as is possible. It begins in Madrid with visits to the major sights like the Royal Palace and continues south to Seville, known for its flamenco and tapas culture. You'll tour historic Andalusian towns like Córdoba and Granada, hike around the mountaintop city of Ronda, and close out the experience with a cycling and architecture tour of Barcelona.

Indulge in yummy eats on a food-focused itinery to Spain
Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 14 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 14 days

There's an art to living and eating well, one that finds its equilibrium in Spain. On a two-week luxury tour of this culturally rich nation, you'll stay in the finest accommodations as you make your way from Barcelona to Madrid and down into Andalusia. Each plot point on the journey will be defined by meals in some of Spain's best restaurants as you indulge in many of its regional gastronomic specialties and fine wines.

See iconic Spanish art forms like flamenco
Map of Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days
Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days

See Spain in luxurious style as you hop from one gorgeous region to another over two weeks. Discover Barcelona and indulge in Catalonia's food and wine before heading to Madrid to experience its history and architecture—capped with dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Then, visit Andalusia for flamenco shows, tours of historic palaces, bike rides in Seville, and a sunset cruise off the coast of Málaga.

View of Madrid at Sunrise
Highlights of Spain, from Barcelona to Andalusia - 16 Days

This tour takes you from the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona to the vibrant streets of Madrid, finishing in the historic region of Andalusia in Spain's south. Along the way, visit the cities of Segovia and Toledo, as well as Ronda and the traditional white villages of Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra, including a hike along the Caminito del Rey. Enjoy a guided visit through the Alhambra in Granada, and ample time to explore Córdoba, Seville, and Cádiz on your own, all while enjoying traditional tapas, local wine, and a flamenco show.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 16 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 16 Days

Experience the highlights of Spain on a 16-day tour of three distinct regions: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. It begins in the capital, where you'll enjoy art tours and visit Madrid's grand plazas, parks, and the Royal Palace. Then, you'll head south to Andalusia for flamenco performances and wine tours before closing out your epic holiday in the historic neighborhoods and beautiful beaches of Barcelona.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 16 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 16 days

Spain is synonymous with historic sights and incredible cuisine. If you're going to experience these twin pillars of Spanish culture, you might as well do so in style. That's what this 16-day tour offers as you travel from the Mediterranean coast to the capital of Madrid and down into Andalusia, staying in great hotels and enjoying the finest meals and best wine throughout the journey.

Explore Spain's beautiful beaches and promenades
Map of Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona, Andalusia & Madrid - 16 Days
Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona, Andalusia & Madrid - 16 Days

Explore the wonders of Spain on this 16-day family tour, which starts in bustling Barcelona. See the whimsical works of Gaudí, ride horses through scenic Montserrat Park, and relax on local beaches. Then, it's off to Málaga for kayaking and snorkeling excursions at La Herradura and an exciting treasure hunt around the city. Visit Granada's impressive Alhambra fortress, don your dancing shoes for flamenco lessons in Seville, and end in Madrid with a visit to the Royal Palace and a wild zipline ride.

Discover the 9th century Alhambra Palace in Granada
Map of Highlights of Central and Southern Spain: Madrid, Seville, & Barcelona - 12 Days
Highlights of Central and Southern Spain: Madrid, Seville, & Barcelona - 12 Days

This complete 12-day itinerary highlights some of Spain's most enchanting cities, featuring Madrid, Sevilla, and Barcelona. Begin in Madrid and explore historic Toledo, working your way into Andalucía and to Sevilla, Córdoba, Arcos de la Frontera, Ronda, and Granada. Fly to Barcelona and discover Gaudí's whimsical architecture, the 1000-year-old abbey in the Montserrat mountains, and the wines of the Penedès region.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
City Highlights Tour: Madrid, Seville, Granada & Barcelona - 9 Days

Explore Spain's lively cities and vibrant culture, starting with a gourmet food tour in Madrid and a flamenco show in Seville. Stop in Córdoba to tour the Mezquita, then discover Granada's most popular site, the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Meander the historic district of Albaicín with a personal photographer before ending the trip in Barcelona by touring the works of Gaudí and enjoying a day trip.

Sunset in Barcelona
Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 21 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 21 Days

Get to know the major regions of Spain with this three-week getaway from north to south. Begin in Barcelona and enjoy an immersion in Catalan culture, followed by a jaunt to the Basque Country to sample world-renowned cuisine. Finally, head to the mountains of Málaga and further south through Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish culture and home to historic cities like Granada, Córdoba, and Seville.

Plaza de España and Seville Skyline
Cities & Culture in Spain: Madrid, Seville & Granada - 9 Days

This nine-day road trip includes stops at some of Spain's most historic locales, including Madrid, Toledo, and the Andalusian cities of Seville and Granada. Celebrate rich Spanish culture as you tour historic Old Towns by foot and bike, all while tasting delicious tapas and enjoying a flamenco show. You'll explore the southern countryside with a tour of an olive oil farm and a hike along Caminito del Rey, and then visit Granada to discover one of the most impressive Moorish palaces in Europe, the Alhambra.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 15 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 15 Days

With a little over two weeks to spare, you can experience the highlights of Spain's major cities while also making time for an island getaway. This 15-day itinerary begins in Madrid with visits to the El Prado Museum and Royal Palace before continuing south to Seville for wine tours, flamenco shows, and visits to Moorish fortresses. The adventure concludes on the rocky coves and white-sand beaches of Menorca and Mallorca, two of the most beautiful islands in the Balearics.

Views of Granada's impressive Alhambra
Map of Culture & History in Spain: Madrid to Andalusia - 21 Days
Culture & History in Spain: Madrid to Andalusia - 21 Days

This three-week tour takes you from Madrid in Central Spain to Cádiz in the south, stopping to enjoy personalized walking tours in cities like Barcelona, Valencia, Málaga, Granada, Córdoba, and Seville. Experience the best of Spain's architecture (like the works of Gaudí in Barcelona), art (like the Picasso Museum in Málaga), and history (like the distinctive cultures of Toledo) while enjoying organic wine tasting, hiking in the scenic karst region, and visiting unique towns in Andalusia.

Seville, Spain
Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid & Seville - 5 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid & Seville - 5 Days

Take a break from the real world and lose yourself in Spain's rich culture over five brisk days. You'll arrive in Madrid and immerse yourself in history while learning how to prepare a mean Sangria. Then you're off to Seville, the capital of Andalusia, where you'll tour its ancient alcázars and cathedrals, plus enjoy a live flamenco performance you won't soon forget.

 Aerial view of The Arc of the Triumph in Barcelona, Spain
Map of Barcelona, Seville, Madrid & Granada: Best Itinerary Ideas
Barcelona, Seville, Madrid & Granada: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 12 days is a great length for a Spain trip, with stops in Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, and Granada. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as six to nine days. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Ronda, Córdoba, or Málaga. See more ideas for Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, and Granada itineraries below.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 13 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 13 days

Traveling through Spain in style means not only seeing the sights but indulging in the best food and wine as well. That's just what you'll do over 13 days on a journey that will take you across three distinct regions of Spain: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. Of course, you'll witness historic landmarks and beautiful scenery, but just as crucially, you'll enjoy some of the greatest meals of your life.

Visit Plaza Mayor in Madrid
Map of Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 7 Days
Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 7 Days

Pair Madrid's historic and royal city with Spain's sunny southern coastline for the perfect family-friendly combination. Kids love all the sites in Madrid's Old Town (and all its delicious snacks, like churros and chocolate), and nothing beats a little time on the coast, with a playful beach day and fun day trips to historic villages, exciting sea cliffs, and incredible caves.

Take the family to Madrid and check out Retiro Park
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Madrid & Granada - 7 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Madrid & Granada - 7 Days

The royal city of Madrid and historical adventures in Granada create the perfect combination for a family trip to Spain. Kids love viewing Madrid from its cable car, strolling its ancient streets, and eating all the goodies, like tapas and churros with chocolate. In Granada, the historic Alhambra steals the show, and you'll make many everlasting memories while exploring the Andalusian countryside.

Explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter after sundown for great photo opportunities
Map of Highlights of Italy & Spain - 14 Days
Highlights of Italy & Spain - 14 Days

This ultimate highlights tour covers the best of both Italy and Spain over the course of two weeks. In Rome, you'll walk in the footsteps of history, visiting landmarks like the Colosseum and Pantheon while indulging in tasty food tours. The adventure continues north to Florence and Venice for trips on the Grand Canal and wine tours in Tuscany before heading to Spain for more culture and delectable cuisine in Barcelona, Madrid, and the southern region of Andalusia.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 13 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 13 Days

You could spend a lifetime traveling through Spain and discovering its secrets, but luckily 13 days is all you need to experience the highlights. This trip begins in Madrid where you'll stroll El Retiro Park, visit the Royal Palace, and see the historic Plaza Mayor, once the heart of Old Spain. You'll then journey down to Andalusia for flamenco shows and a wine tour of the mountaintop city of Ronda before jetting to the Balearic Isles and sunbathing in Mallorca and Menorca.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 17 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 17 days

Traveling through Spain is one thing—eating your way through it is quite another. On this immersive 17-day tour you'll get to do both as you discover this nation's cultural heritage as well as its rich gastronomic legacy. It's a road trip that will take you from Barcelona and Madrid to the western valleys and down into Andalusia as you sample local delicacies and drink fine wine.

Take a tour of the Alhambra while staying Granada on this multicountry trip
Map of Highlights of Italy & Spain - 21 Days
Highlights of Italy & Spain - 21 Days

This three-week adventure traverses Italy and Spain, two countries whose thousands of years of history will leave you awestruck. In Rome, hit all the highlights, from the Colosseum to Vatican City, before heading to the twin pillars of romance known as Venice and Florence. Then, hop over to Spain to discover its rich culture with art, history, and guided food tours in Barcelona, Madrid, and Andalusia.

Drive south to the cliffs and beaches of the Algarve before crossing into Spain
Map of Epic Portugal & Spain Discovery Tour: Iberian Culture, Coastline & Beaches - 21 Days
Epic Portugal & Spain Discovery Tour: Iberian Culture, Coastline & Beaches - 21 Days

Get ready for three weeks of culture, cuisine, and adventure on the Iberian Peninsula. You'll visit all the highlights, beginning with tours in Portugal's northern city of Porto, followed by a road trip south to the capital of Lisbon to explore its famous seven hills. After hiking the coast of Sintra and the Algarve, you'll hop around southern and eastern Spain, from Seville and Granada to Mallorca and Barcelona.

Typical colorful ceramic benches of the famous Plaza de Espana, Seville
Map of Barcelona, Seville, Madrid & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas
Barcelona, Seville, Madrid & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas

Thirteen to 15 days is the most popular trip length for Spain travelers interested in visiting Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, and Málaga, especially when also including Granada. For travelers wanting to visit Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, and Málaga exclusively, plan nine days to two weeks for a well-paced trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as eight days. Check out kimkim's favorite Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, and Málaga trips below.

See historic cities, natural highlights and plenty of beaches on this family adventure
Map of Epic Family Adventure in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba, Málaga & Barcelona  - 15 Days
Epic Family Adventure in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba, Málaga & Barcelona - 15 Days

This 15-day family exploration of Spain starts in historic Madrid, where you'll stroll the lively Plaza Mayor, prepare (and eat!) delicious paella, and learn the art of flamenco. Visit Toledo and watch swordsmiths at work, then head to Córdoba for the Mezquita's stunning Moorish designs and a horseback ride through the nearby countryside. Cruise the Guadalquivir River in Seville, swim and surf on the beaches of Málaga, and end with a tour of Gaudí 's whimsical architecture in Barcelona.

Broaden young palates with family cooking classes and tapas tours
Map of Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba & Seville - 11 Days
Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba & Seville - 11 Days

See Spain's top sights from Madrid to Andalusia on this 11-day family tour. Start in the capital to stroll the lively Plaza Mayor, prepare (and eat!) delicious paella, and learn the art of flamenco. Visit Toledo and watch swordsmiths at work, then it's off to Córdoba to see the Moorish architecture of the Mezquita and take a horseback ride through the nearby countryside. End your adventure in Seville, exploring the Royal Alcázar, relaxing on a scenic river cruise, and getting crafty with a pottery workshop.

 Young women dance flamenco on Plaza de Espana in Seville
Map of Seville & Madrid: Best Itinerary Ideas
Seville & Madrid: Best Itinerary Ideas

Eight to 10 days is the most popular trip length for Spain travelers interested in visiting both Seville and Madrid, especially when also including Barcelona. If you're not interested in Barcelona, five to eight days is enough for your Seville and Madrid trip. Check out our favorite Seville and Madrid trips below.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 20 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 20 Days

Over 20 days, you'll visit Spain's most beautiful and iconic regions as you spend time on both the Mediterranean and Pacific coasts. The journey begins in the north with stays in the incomparable city of Barcelona as well as the foodie haven of San Sebastián. Heading south, you'll enjoy the highlights of Madrid, followed by a stop in Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish culture and romantic flamenco melodies. 

Aerial View of the Alhambra at Sunset
Discover Spain, North to South - 18 Days

Discover the highlights of Spain's cities and nature on this tour, starting in Picos de Europa National Park near Bilbao, and heading into Madrid via the UNESCO city of Segovia with its ancient Roman aqueduct. Visit the region of Andalucía, exploring the cities of Granada, Seville, and Ronda, plus hiking the Caminito del Rey, exploring the white villages, and enjoying an optional beach day. End your trip on the island of Mallorca, discovering its historic inland villages and coastal harbors, as well as its caves, mountains, and wineries.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona & the Balearic Islands - 20 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona & the Balearic Islands - 20 Days

With two-thirds of a month free, you can really immerse yourself in Spain. This 20-day itinerary allows you to visit three different regions, including Madrid, Andalusia, and Catalonia. Throughout the adventure, you'll enjoy great food, go on wine tours, take in a flamenco show, marvel at historic Gothic architecture, and even make time for a bit of island-hopping in Menorca and Mallorca. 

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Map of Epic Family Adventure in Spain - 16 Days
Epic Family Adventure in Spain - 16 Days

You'll find culture, history, and plenty of interactive fun on this kid-friendly 16-day trip to Spain. Touch down in Madrid, where the whole family can roll up their sleeves to learn how to make paella and brush up on their flamenco steps. Take to the skies over Segovia by hot-air balloon, play swordsmiths for the day in Toledo, explore the Moorish palaces of Córdoba, and learn to make pottery in Seville. After an epic treasure hunt and plenty of beach time in Málaga, wind down in Barcelona with a sunset sailing trip.

Madrid's highlights, like Gran Vía, await
Map of Luxury Journey Through Spain: Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days
Luxury Journey Through Spain: Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days

This two-week cultural deep dive into Spain covers two of its most celebrated destinations: the capital of Madrid and southern Andalusia. In the former, you'll mix food and wine tours with art walks and a hot-air balloon adventure. Then travel south and hit the highlights of the famed Andalusia region, like the Alhambra in Granada, the beaches of the Costa del Sol, and city and food tours of Seville.

The Basílica de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona
Map of Best of Spain & Portugal: Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon & Andalusia - 21 Days
Best of Spain & Portugal: Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon & Andalusia - 21 Days

See the best of Spain and Portugal with a harmonious mix of the "must-sees" and the off-the-beaten-track. Start in Barcelona before continuing to the country's capital, Madrid. From here, catch a short flight up to enchanting Porto for a few nights before making your way down through Lisbon, Évora, and the Alentejo region. Transfer back across the border to Andalusia, the southernmost region of Spain, which is known for its flamenco, bullfighting, tapas, and cultural traditions. 

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 12 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 12 days

To really experience Spain you need to visit different regions, immerse yourself in local culture, and sample as much delectable cuisine as possible. That's exactly what you'll do on a 12-day adventure that will take you from Barcelona to Madrid and down to Andalusia. Throughout the journey, you'll take gourmet cooking classes, attend an authentic flamenco show, and enjoy some of the greatest food and wine in the world.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 19 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 19 days

Spain's culture is inexorably linked to its cuisine. To visit this country without experiencing its rich gastronomic offerings would render the entire endeavor moot. To avoid this unattractive scenario we offer you a 19-day tour that includes visits to all the historic and awe-inspiring sights of Spain's cities but also includes cooking classes, wine tours, olive-oil samplings, and all the tapas and regional dishes you can eat.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 19 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 19 Days

19 days is more than enough time to travel the length and breadth of Spain on a tour of the most remarkable locales in the country. This includes not only the capital of Madrid but the sunkissed metropolis of Barcelona, the Basque Country, and the southern Andalusia region. It's on this last leg of the journey that you'll discover some of the country's most historic landmarks that date back to the time of Moorish rule. 

See Barcelona's modernist treasures like Casa Batlló
Map of Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia - 10 Days
Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia - 10 Days

With its rich history, scenic beauty, and world-class cuisine, Spain was built for luxury vacations. See the nation in style with this 10-day tour, beginning with private architecture tours in Barcelona and visits to wineries and olive oil estates. Continue to Madrid for art walks and Michelin-starred dining before traveling south to Andalusia and touring legendary locales like Granada's Alhambra and the Moorish hotbed of food and history that is Seville.

Exploring the Balearic Islands
Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 21 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 21 Days

This three-week itinerary delivers everything you could want in a Spanish holiday. It begins in Madrid before moving south to Andalusia, with its Moorish architecture and flamenco flavor. You'll then discover the food and culture of Barcelona, capping the trip in the Balearic Islands, where you'll explore postcard coves and the azure waters off Menorca and Mallorca.

The Royal Alcázar of Seville
Map of Best of Spain Highlights: Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 8 Days
Best of Spain Highlights: Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary checks off Spain's three most exciting cities for an adventure you won't soon forget. Kick-off in Seville where you'll explore Moorish architecture and other top sites in the historic center. Then, train to Madrid (by way of Córdoba) and wander through the elegant streets and El Prado Museum. Finish in cosmopolitan Barcelona for beachy vibes and a private tour of La Sagrada Familia.

The Costa Brava
Barcelona, the Costa Brava & the Costa del Sol - 14 days

Take it easy on this two-week trip around the sunny beaches of Spain! You'll start with a few days in Barcelona, then drive north to the rugged coastline of the Costa Brava, taking your time as you explore quiet coves and small villages by the sea. For the second part of the trip, you'll jet off to the Costa del Sol, basing yourself in seaside Marbella and quaint Ronda as you swim, sunbathe, hike, and relax.

Learn to make the perfect paella with a family cooking class in Madrid
Map of Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo & Seville - 8 Days
Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo & Seville - 8 Days

Kick off this eight-day, family-focused tour in historic Madrid, where you'll learn to make traditional paella in a family cooking class and take lessons in the art of flamenco, Spain's most famous dance! Spend some time in Toledo to discover the art of sword-making with a master craftsperson, then head to Seville for a luxurious river cruise and a creative pottery class. See the Seville Cathedral and Royal Alcázar with a private guide, and spend your last evening eating your way through the city's best tapas restaurants.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 20 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 20 days

Like Italy and France, Spain is defined by world-class cuisine and stunning locales. Over 20 days, you'll visit the highlights—including Madrid, Barcelona, the Basque Country, and Andalusia—while enjoying delicious food every step of the way. To complement the experience, you'll also enjoy wine tours and visit olive groves, where you'll learn the secrets to great Spanish olive oil.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 18 Days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 18 Days

Spain ranks right alongside France and Italy as one of the great foodie destinations in Europe. On an 18-day tour, you can visit the major regions of this country and indulge in its fine cuisine until your heart's content. This includes sampling the tapas of Madrid and Andalusia, savoring the fresh seafood on the coast, tasting great wines in the Spanish Basque Country, and even taking a traditional Spanish cooking class in Barcelona.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 18 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 18 Days

To do Spain right what you need is time, and 18 days is the perfect amount to get to the heart of this historic nation. This timeframe allows you to visit the Mediterranean coast and Barcelona, the Atlantic and Basque Country, the capital of Madrid, and finally southern Andalusia. Throughout, you'll stroll some of the most historic streets and marvel at some of the most ancient architecture anywhere in Europe.

A plate of seafood paella and glass of wine
Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 21 Days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 21 Days

Spend a delectable three weeks traveling through Spain from north to south and enjoying its world-class food and wine as you go. This 21-day gastronomic vacation will take you from Barcelona across the nation to Basque Country. From there, travel to the capital of Madrid and finally down into Andalusia, the birthplace of flamenco. Throughout, you'll dine on regional specialties like tapas, plus enjoy vineyard tours and guided visits to olive groves.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 11 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 11 days

In 11 days, you can tour three different regions of Spain and not just visit highlight locales but also enjoy memorable meals. The adventure begins in Barcelona with a cooking class taught by a master chef and continues to Madrid for tours of the city's most famous sights. Then, you'll head down to Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish culture, ancient fortresses, and an incredible tapas culture.

Sunset Views over Barcelona
Explore the Cities, Islands, and Culture of Spain - 14 Days

This 2-week trip leads you through Spain's major cities while also experiencing unique nature and beaches in the Canary Islands. Explore the historic city centers of Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville with tapas tours, flamenco dancing, bike rides, and sailing excursions. Enjoy a Jeep safari on the slopes of a volcano, go whale watching, and hike the Caminito del Rey trail, plus tour the famous Alhambra and enjoy a sherry tasting in Jerez.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 17 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 17 Days

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime. In 17 days you'll experience the highlights of Spain, from Barcelona to Basque Country, Madrid to Andalusia. It's a grand tour that covers all the hallmarks of this incomparable nation, from the legendary food to the beautiful landscapes to the legendary architecture and historic palaces. 

See the top sights in Madrid with your family
Map of Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo & Seville - 9 Days
Family Adventures in Spain: Madrid, Toledo & Seville - 9 Days

This family-friendly tour of Spain starts in the capital city of Madrid, where you'll make traditional paella, visit the historic Plaza Mayor, and learn the art of flamenco, Spain's most famous dance! Take a day trip to Segovia for breathtaking views via hot-air balloon and spend some time with the master swordsmiths of Toledo. Then, it's off to picturesque Seville for a cruise on the Guadalquivir River, pottery classes in the artsy Triana district, and the gastronomical wonders of Andalusia's tapas restaurants.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 18 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 18 Days

This 18-day Spanish vacation packs in historic sights, gorgeous locales, and some of the best beaches. It begins in Madrid with a tour of its famous plazas and palaces, followed by a jaunt around Andalusia and its most beautiful cities, such as Seville, Ronda, and Grenada. But that's not all—you'll then fly off to Barcelona for Catalan culture in its Gothic Quarter before ending the trip on the postcard Balearic Islands.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 7 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 7 Days

From medieval castles to some of the world's best wine, explore Spain's culture and history on this luxury weeklong getaway. Start in Barcelona, where Catalan-modernist architecture dominates the landscape, then head to Madrid to enjoy tapas bars and live flamenco performances. End the trip in Seville with exclusive tours of Gothic churches, historic plazas, and royal palaces.

Stop in Córdoba to see the Mezquita en route to Madrid
Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 7 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 7 Days

Check off Spain's three most exciting cities for a weeklong adventure you won't soon forget. The trip starts in Seville where you'll explore the best rooftops, tapas, and flamenco performers in the historic center. Then, train to Madrid (by way of Córdoba) and wander through the elegant streets and Prado Museum. Finish in cosmopolitan Barcelona for beachy vibes and a private tour of La Sagrada Familia.

Taste your way through a culinary tour of Spain
Map of Barcelona, Seville, & Madrid: Best Itinerary Ideas
Barcelona, Seville, & Madrid: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 8 to 10 days is the perfect amount of time for a Spain trip with stops in Barcelona, Seville, and Madrid. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as 6 or 7 days. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Granada or Valencia. Keep reading for more inspiring Barcelona, Seville, and Madrid itineraries.

Madrid's Santa Maria la Real de La Almudena Cathedral and Royal Palace
Map of Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 10 Days
Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary combines Spain's three most exciting cities with a nice mix of private tours and free time. Kick-off in Seville, where you'll experience the beautiful historic center and up-and-coming Triana district. Next, train to Madrid—with a stop in Córdoba—and stroll through the elegant streets and world-famous Prado Museum. Finish in cosmopolitan Barcelona for Mediterranean beaches and Gaudí highlights.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 13 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 13 Days

13 days of culture and excitement in the lap of luxury is what's on offer with this itinerary. Your grand tour of Spain begins in Barcelona and continues to the capital of Madrid and into the southern Andalusia region. The activities you'll enjoy are many, and they include cooking classes, art tours, visits to royal palaces and Moorish fortresses, tours of olive fields, and of course enjoying incredible meals in the country's best restaurants.

Finish the trip by spending three nights in Seville
Map of Spain by Rail: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 10 Days
Spain by Rail: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 10 Days

This 10-day Iberian adventure combines three distinct cities—by train—for travelers who want to see the major highlights of Spain. It starts in Barcelona, where you'll sample tapas, marvel at Gaudí landmarks, and hike along the Costa Brava. Then hop over to Madrid for a Segway tour and a day trip to medieval Toledo. Finish on the cobbled streets of Moorish Seville, where you'll visit an ancient olive oil estate and explore whitewashed Andalusian villages.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 16 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 16 Days

A little over two weeks is all you need to visit the highlights of Spain. This 16-day itinerary is a whirlwind of royal palaces and Moorish temples, world-class gastronomy and some of the most beautiful natural landscapes anywhere in the world. The destinations you'll visit cover the map, from Barcelona and Basque Country to Madrid and the stunning cities of Andalusia, like Seville and Granada.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 7 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 7 days

This week-long itinerary packs a lot of culture and activities into just a few days. The adventure begins in Barcelona with a tour of the city on foot and by helicopter. Then you're off to Madrid to see the city sights as well as attend an authentic flamenco performance. Finally, you'll head to Córdoba, a city known for beautiful medieval architecture and Moorish influences.

Mother and child petting a donkey in Spain
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 13 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 13 Days

Spain's welcoming culture, abundant beautiful nature, and historic sights make any family trip here an exciting proposition. This 13-day itinerary is the perfect amount of time to get to know some of the major regions, including Catalonia and southern Andalusia. Naturally, this vacation includes stops in some of the most incredible cities in the country, including Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Málaga.

Visit the Cibeles Fountain in downtown Madrid
Map of Barcelona, Madrid & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas
Barcelona, Madrid & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most people visiting Barcelona, Madrid, and Málaga spend about 13 to 15 days in Spain, which usually includes some time in Seville and Granada as well. If you're not interested in Seville and Granada, 9 to 11 days is enough for your Barcelona, Madrid, and Málaga trip. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as six to eight days. For the best itineraries, including Barcelona, Madrid, and Málaga, keep reading below.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 10 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 10 days

In 10 days, you can not only experience the natural beauty of Spain's different regions, but you'll enjoy its cultural highlights as well. This involves a trip from Barcelona to Madrid and down into historic Andalusia. Along the way, you'll take a cooking class from a master chef, visit ancient fortresses, and, of course, attend an authentic flamenco show.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 10 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 10 Days

This 10-day luxury itinerary allows you to experience some major highlights of Spain in three different cities: Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville. Not only will you be staying in the best lodgings, but you'll enjoy some exciting activities like helicopter tours, flamenco shows, a cooking class, and even a trip to an olive-oil estate. It's a well-rounded vacation that also includes indulging in Spain's world-renowned cuisine. 

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 19 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 19 Days

The only way to improve on a journey through mainland Spain is to add an island adventure into the mix. Over 19 days you'll immerse yourself in cities like Madrid, Seville, Grenada, and Barcelona, visiting their historic sights and enjoying the regional cuisine. Beyond wine tours, art walks, and flamenco shows, you'll also jet off to the Balearic Islands and sail the sapphire waters of hot spots like Mallorca and Menorca.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 16 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 16 Days

This luxury tour of Spain includes visits to three different regions: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. You'll tour the highlight landmarks, enjoy great shows, and indulge in some of the world's most renowned cuisine. Throughout it all, you'll be staying in the best accommodations and enjoying optimum comfort.

The bustling Puerta del Sol in Madrid
Map of Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 7 Days
Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 7 Days

Pamper yourself during a weeklong luxury tour of three stunning regions in Spain. Enjoy renowned Catalan cuisine and culture in romantic Barcelona with private art tours and sommelier-led wine tastings. The good life continues in Madrid with a visit to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Michelin-starred dinners before finishing the trip in Moorish Seville for tapas tours, flamenco shows, and more.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 17 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 17 Days

This 17-day itinerary has all the makings of an unforgettable Spanish adventure. You'll not only visit the most incredible sights in the most famous cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville, but you'll also make day trips to medieval gems like Ronda and Toledo. On top of taking food tours of local markets and tapas bars, you'll also head to the isles of Mallorca and Menorca for some sailing trips and coastal horseback riding.

Mother and child in Spain
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Costa del Sol - 14 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Costa del Sol - 14 Days

Beyond the Ibiza beach parties and Barcelona nightclubs is a whole other Spain perfect for both adults and kids. This comprehensive 14-day tour celebrates the old and the new, from historic cities like Madrid and Seville to modern centers of art, culture, and science. Plus, you'll enjoy day trips into the countryside, visit mountaintop amusement parks, and end your adventure on the sun-soaked Costa del Sol.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days

You can have a great time in Spain on a shoestring budget—but you can really have a holiday for the ages when you travel in luxury. That's just what this 14-day itinerary offers as you'll stay in the best lodgings in Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville. Unforgettable activities along the way include day trips to historic towns, gourmet cooking classes, flamenco performances, wine tours, and more.

Sweeping views over Barcelona from the Modernist Parc Güell.
Map of Spanish Food, Culture & Folklore: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville -14 Days
Spanish Food, Culture & Folklore: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville -14 Days

This comprehensive two-week itinerary spotlights the cultures and cuisines of Spain with an immersive blend of self-guided, small-group, and private tour experiences. Starting in the Catalonian capital of Barcelona, you'll discover Modernist architecture and Catalan tapas before heading down the Mediterranean coast to Alicante for fresh seafood and the charms of the Costa Blanca. Tour Madrid's grand palaces and monuments, soak up Seville's vibrant Andalusian character, and wander the hallowed interiors of Granada's famed Alhambra. End your journey on the coast in Málaga, where you'll savor locally-grown delicacies from the region's olive and almond groves.

Explore Barcelona's sites with the kids in tow
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days

Explore some of Spain's biggest and most culturally rich cities through your kids' eyes as this two-week adventure takes you to Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Seville, and Málaga. Enjoy family-friendly and kid-approved activities, like scavenger hunts in museums, city food tours, romping through parks and gardens, being royalty for the day, and playing at mountaintop theme parks.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 11 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 11 Days

11 days is enough time to visit multiple regions of Spain and see the major sights and enjoy the best activities. It's a luxury tour that begins with a helicopter ride over the sultry coastal city of Barcelona, followed by museum tours in Madrid, and then Moorish architecture in the Andalusia region. Of course, every step of the way you'll be enjoying the incredible cuisine for which Spain is deservedly famous.

Three kids enjoying a holiday to Spain
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Costa del Sol - 15 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Costa del Sol - 15 Days

Sure, Spain is famous for its food, fiestas, and great wine, but this European hotspot isn't merely for adults. Besides the world-class beaches, there are historic castles, palaces, and ample opportunities for kid-friendly activities. You'll experience just that on this 15-day itinerary that covers not only Madrid and Andalusia but Barcelona and the Costa del Sol.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 8 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 8 Days

With a week and a day you can visit three of Spain's most beautiful regions. This luxury tour includes stops in Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville, the capital of the Andalusia region. Not only does this itinerary include great food and accommodations, but you'll also be able to take city tours on foot and even by helicopter.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 8 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 8 days

With a week and a day you can plan an epic Spanish vacation that covers the major highlights, from incredible food and wine to amazing city sights. It begins in Barcelona with a combined architecture/helicopter tour followed by a traditional cooking class taught by a master chef. Then you'll head to Madrid for city tours and a flamenco show followed by a trip down to Andalusia and Córdoba, a city with incredible medieval landmarks.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days

On this 15-day tour of Spain, you'll see the most famous sights, partake in the most enjoyable activities, and you'll do so in style. You'll visit not only Barcelona and Madrid but you'll travel south into Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish history. Along the way, you'll take a helicopter tour of Barcelona, embark on a private art tour, enjoy a gourmet cooking class, and even visit an olive-oil estate.

Enjoy your 12 days in Spain with the family making lasting memories
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 12 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 12 Days

Spain's world-renowned culture and historic sights are such that travelers of all ages can enjoy them. It's the perfect country for a family vacation, and over 12 fun-filled days you'll experience the best Spain has to offer, from the Mediterranean coast down into the Andalusia region. Along the way, there will be day trips and adventures in unforgettable cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 12 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 12 Days

In 12 days you can not only see three of Spain's major regions, but you can do so in style and luxury. It starts with tours by land and air of Barcelona, followed by some cultural tours (including an art hop) in Madrid. Finally, you'll end up in Seville, the capital of Andalusia, which is famous for Moorish palaces and incredible tapas cuisine.

Introduce your children to Spanish history and lore on guided tours
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & the Costa del Sol - 16 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & the Costa del Sol - 16 Days

Fall in love with Spain on this epic 16-day family tour that starts in Barcelona and finishes in one of the world's oldest seafront towns, Málaga. You'll tour the Royal Palace in Madrid, introduce the kids to Gaudí's famous works, and discover the kid-friendly attractions in Valencia and Seville. You'll even fit in fun at Spain's gorgeous beaches and an off-road tour across ancient towns in the Sierra de Grazalema mountains.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 9 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 9 Days

Nine days is enough time to enjoy some of Spain's most beautiful regions: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. The adventure kicks off in Barcelona with a fun helicopter ride and then continues with walking tours of Madrid's historic streets. Finally, you'll end up in Seville, the capital of Andalusia and a city home to the most incredible Moorish architecture in the nation.

 Gothic Quarter at dusk, Barcelona, Spain
Map of Barcelona, Seville, Madrid & Valencia: Best Itinerary Ideas
Barcelona, Seville, Madrid & Valencia: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that nine to 12 days is perfect for a well-paced Spain trip with stops in Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, and Valencia. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in five to eight days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Granada, Málaga, or Córdoba. Keep reading for more inspiring Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, and Valencia itineraries.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 9 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 9 days

You don't need much more than a week to enjoy the highlights of Spain. This includes indulging in its world-class cuisine, great wine, and rich culture. It's a nine-day journey that will take you from the coast of Barcelona to the royal palaces of Madrid and finally to the Moorish fortresses of Andalusia.

Savor Spanish tapas and local eats on a tour of Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, and Seville
Map of Flavors of Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Seville - 9 Days
Flavors of Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Seville - 9 Days

This nine-day journey gets to the heart of Spain with tapas crawls, culinary workshops, and guided experiences in Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, and Seville. Delve into the world of Catalan modernism with a private tour of Sagrada Família, then visit Valencia's local markets and learn how to make paella step-by-step. Feel the rhythmic fervor of a flamenco show in Madrid and cycle along the charming streets of Seville. Finally, visit a historic olive oil estate in the Andalusian countryside.

Spend four days exploring the Balearic island of Menorca by Jeep and catamaran
Map of Luxury Spain Getaway: Madrid to the Mediterranean - 14 Days
Luxury Spain Getaway: Madrid to the Mediterranean - 14 Days

Discover Spain’s showstopping highlights on this luxury two-week tour. You’ll stay in 5-star hotels and restored palaces, joining private guides for cultural tours of Madrid, Granada, and Barcelona. Exclusive experiences include flamenco performances, marzipan workshops, and Michelin-starred dining. Take day trips to Penedès vineyards and the Alpujarras Mountains, then jet to the sun-blessed island of Menorca, where white-sand beaches, catamaran tours, and Jeep safaris await.

Explore the parks of Barcelona with your family
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Seville - 10 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Seville - 10 Days

Spain is famous for many things, including its beautiful beaches, world-class gastronomy, royal palaces, and ancient cathedrals. Over 10 days, you and the family will discover it all on an unforgettable journey from Barcelona to Madrid and, finally, to Andalusia. This last region offers unique cultural elements that kids love, such as Moorish fortresses and flamenco rhythms.

Mother and daughter at Gaudi's Park Güell
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 11 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 11 Days

Who hasn't dreamed of a family vacation to Europe? This 11-day tour of Spain allows you and the kids to live that dream as you visit sunkissed Barcelona, the capital of Madrid, and the ancient Andalusia region. Along the way, you'll marvel at hillside castles, sample some of the finest cuisine in the world, visit royal palaces, and even enjoy a 4WD off-roading adventure.

Cruise on the Guadalquivir River in Seville's city center
Map of Culture, Cuisine & Cruise: Valencia, Madrid, Seville & Barcelona - 11 Days
Culture, Cuisine & Cruise: Valencia, Madrid, Seville & Barcelona - 11 Days

This enriching 11-day itinerary unlocks Spain's culture, cuisine, and natural beauty with enough time to slow down and experience the vibrant cities of Valencia, Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona. Explore Spain's strong culinary side with tapas tours, a hands-on cooking workshop, wine tasting, and a farm-to-table lunch. Join guided tours on foot, then set sail and appreciate the beauty from the water with nature and sunset cruises. See the best of each city and squeeze in day trips to historic Toledo and Montserrat.

Explore tapas bars in Seville on your last night of the trip
Map of Best of Spain's Cities: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Seville - 7 Days
Best of Spain's Cities: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Seville - 7 Days

Experience the best of Spain's cities with this immersive one-week tour. See the sights in Valencia and Seville from a private boat, tour the Sagrada Família with a guide, and discover the sporting legacy at Real Madrid's stadium. You'll also keep active as you pedal the vibrant streets of Barcelona, learn to surf or standup paddleboard in the Mediterranean, and hike through Guadarrama National Park. If that's not enough, get your fill of Spanish cuisine with a cooking class and guided tapas tours.

Discover the land of "Don Quixote" (and its famous windmills) in Spain's La Mancha region
Map of Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Extremadura - 16 days
Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Extremadura - 16 days

Get ready to travel the route of Don Quixote on a road trip through Spain. It begins with a city tour of Madrid before you hit the road, driving amid the arid plateaus and windmills of La Mancha and into the Extremadura region of western Spain. Here you'll tour historic towns like Cáceres and Trujillo while sampling delicious local cuisine and visiting unspoiled national parks.