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Ultimate Spain Itinerary For 14 Days: Explore Spain In 2 Weeks

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Table of Contents

Overview Of Spain Itinerary For 14 Days
Europe Travel Checklist
How To Get Around Spain & Make This Itinerary
Sightseeing in Barcelona
Where to stay in Barcelona: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation
Sightseeing in Barcelona
Sighseeing in Valencia
Traditional Valencian Paella & Beach Walks
Where to stay in Valencia: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation
City Of Arts & Sciences
Tickets For City Of Arts & Sciences
Sightseeing in Madrid
Madrid Walking Tour
Where to stay in Madrid: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation
Cooking Class In Madrid
Sightseeing in Toledo
Organized Day Trip To Toledo From Madrid
Sightseeing in Granada
Granada Walking Tour
Flamenco Show In Granada In The Evening
Where to stay in Granada: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation
Explore Alhambra
Tickets for Alhambra + Guided Tours Of Alhambra
Sightseeing in Málaga
Málaga Walking Tour
Where to stay in Málaga: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation
12. DAY: Day trip to CAMINITO DEL REY
Where to stay in Sevilla: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation
Sightseeing in Sevilla
Seville Guided Tour + Skip-the-Line Tickets
Tapas Tour In Sevilla
More Tips For Spain Travel

Spain is a very diverse country. It’s culturally & historically rich, has beautiful nature and delicious food in every single corner. These are my three specifications about Spain, which I’m also combining for you in this 2-week Spain itinerary.

On thos journey, I’ll take you mainly to the cities reflecting many cultures and rich history. Sightseeing is complemented with some unique nature spots. For a few days, you’ll have a chance to relax on beautiful beaches. You’ll also taste the delicious Spanish cuisine and experience an authentic tapas crawl.

Ready for the exciting Spanish journey? Come and explore Spanish culture with me on this 14-day Spain itinerary.

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The 14 day Spain itinerary map

Overview Of Spain Itinerary For 14 Days

Here is an overview of what you can expect from this Spain itinerary each day:

  1. DAY: Barcelona
  2. DAY: Barcelona
  3. DAY: Barcelona ⇒ Valencia
  4. DAY: Valencia
  5. DAY: Valencia ⇒ Madrid
  6. DAY: Madrid
  7. DAY: Day Trip to Toledo
  8. DAY: Madrid ⇒ Granada
  9. DAY: Granada
  10. DAY: Granada ⇒ Málaga
  11. DAY: Day Trip to Nerja or Gibraltar
  12. DAY: Day Trip to Caminito del Rey
  13. DAY: Málaga ⇒ Sevilla
  14. DAY: Sevilla

Europe Travel Checklist

Before you set off for your Spain adventure, there are a couple of things you’ll need to manage. Here are the top essentials for you to think of before traveling to Europe/Spain:

  • travel insurance
  • car rental/train pass/tickets
  • book a flight
  • passport
  • visa
  • accommodation

Travel Insurance For Europe

Choosing travel insurance can be doubting. So I’ve done extensive research for you on the best travel insurance for Europe. Check out my article for a comparison of the best 3 travel insurance companies, so you can choose for yourself.

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Car Rental/Train Pass

You’ll need to decide whether you want to do this itinerary as a road trip and rent a car in Spain, or travel by train. If you want to rent a car, check out Local Rent company for the best deals.

For private transfers, check out Get Transfers. They offer reliable transfer services within Europe. Especially if you travel in a small group, it can be a good deal to book with them.

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In case you decide to make this itinerary by train, I suggest getting an Interrail or Eurail Pass. Both enable you to travel for a certain number of days within a month or two throughout Europe. You can select the number of days and countries, and it gets much cheaper than buying a simple ticket.

If you decide to buy single tickets, check Trainline company. I always use them to search for and buy train tickets as they can reduce your fares significantly.


Book A Flight

Another thing you’ll need to do is to book a flight ticket.

Use flight aggregators to check the top flight deals. They gather information and all flight tickets from airlines around the world and select the best deals for you. Among the best are Skyscanner, Hopper, Kayak, and Priceline.

After you see the results in their search engines, I recommend going to the website of the particular airline they showed you. Check on the airline site for how much they offer for the same flight ticket.

If the price is more or less the same, book directly with the airline (simply because it’s easier to communicate with them if issues happen during your journey). If a flight aggregator has a much cheaper ticket, book with them.

Passport & Visa

Check the expiration date of your passport. Most airlines don’t even take you on board if your passport expires in 6 months. Avoid issues with boarding and on the road. Make sure your passport won’t expire in the next 8 months. Think about how long you’ll travel as you still have to come back home with the passport.

Lastly, check if you need visa to Spain. One of the best site for visa pre-check is iVisa. They also inform you about other necessary documents you might need to travel to Spain.


When you go through this Spain itinerary, you’ll get accommodation tips from me in each place/city. So just scroll down and find the best hotel deals and beautiful accommodation spots in each day.

How Many Days Are Enough To Explore Spain?

Spain is a huge country; you need at least 10 days to explore it. However, it all depends on what you want to see and what you want to do in Spain.

If you only want to explore major cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao, and Sevilla, 10 days would be enough to visit Spain.

In case you want to do more activities such as hiking, wine-tasting, cooking class, olive oil farm, surfing, or immersing into Spanish culture, I suggest spending at least 14 days in Spain.

PRO TIP: The best way to explore Spain is to focus on its regions/autonomous communities. My favorite part of Spain is Andalusia (southern Spain), for which 10 days is perfect. Another option is to combine the Mediterranean coast (Barcelona, Costa Brava, Valencia) with Central Spain (Madrid & Toledo). Or you can focus solely on northern Spain and visit the beautiful San Sebastian, Bilbao, Basque country, and Galicia.

This Spain itinerary for 14 days is ideal for those who want to explore the highlights of Spain. With this itinerary, you can be sure to see it all and get the perfect overview of Spanish history and culture, do a cooking class, and enjoy its beaches and natural wonders.

If you want to explore Andalusia, check out my southern Spain itinerary for 10 days.

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Map of Spain and its highlights

How To Get Around Spain & Make This Itinerary

As for transportation, for each day, I provide how many hours it takes to get from one city or place to another. You can either choose to do this itinerary by train or by a rental car.

Traveling By Train In Spain

I recommend you stick to train travel for longer journeys between cities like Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, and Granada. So travel by train on this itinerary from day 2. until day 10. when you get to Granada.

The best deal for this itinerary is Interrail or Eurail Pass. It’ll enable you to travel on a chosen number of days within Spain for a reduced fare.

Interrail is for European citizens, while Eurail pass is for non-Europeans. So get these train passes and save a lot on your Spain trip.


If you don’t want to buy Interrail or Eurail pass, check train tickets at Trainline. They usually have the best deals for train tickets in Europe. Or you can book tickets when you’re in Spain at the station in each city. However, buying tickets online is much easier; it saves time, and you can be sure you’ll get a seat when needed.

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Trains In Spain

The national railway company in Spain is called RENFE. For this itinerary, you’ll mainly travel on the high-speed trains called AVE. Trains in Spain are awesome. They’re reliable, you can get almost everywhere by train, and the journey is comfortable. So I’m sure you’ll love traveling by Spanish train on this itinerary.

You can also buy tickets for your itinerary on RENFE website beforehand.

Renting A Car For Your Spain Itinerary

I recommend you rent a car in Granada (from day 10). Finish the rest of the itinerary, exploring places within Andalusia by car.

To rent a car, you can use or Check availability and prices in the box below:

Where To Start & Finish Your 14-Day Spain Itinerary?

We’ll start this Spain itinerary in Barcelona. So first, fly to Barcelona, which has 2 airports: El Prat or the Girona Costa Brava airport.

All international flights will get you to El Prat Airport in Barcelona.

How To Get From El Prat Airport To Barcelona City Center

Once you land at EL Prat Airport in Barcelona, you have 4 options to get to the city center of Barcelona:

  • Aerobus
  • Metro L9
  • RENFE train
  • Taxi

From El Prat, you can take the Aerobus, a blue bus shuttle, directly to the city center (Plaza Catalunya). The bus will take you to the city center in 35 minutes.

You can also take a metro L9 that runs every 7 minutes between El Prat airport and Zona Universitaria. Get off at Torassa (with a connection to L1 metro line). It takes about 30 minutes to the center.

Or take a RENFE train that stops at the stations: Barcelona Sans, Passeig de Gràcia and Clot. The train rides takes about 25 minutes.

A taxi ride from El Prat to Barcelona center can cost anywhere between 30 EUR and 35 EUR. It’ll take you to the city center between 25 and 40 minutes.

End Of Your Spain Itinerary

We’ll finish our Spain itinerary in Sevilla. The city has also great international connections. So you can fly away from Spain from Sevilla easily.

Alternatively, you can take a train to Portugal, and explore another country.

Spain Itinerary 1. DAY: BARCELONA

Our Spain itinerary starts in the second-biggest Spanish city, Barcelona. Let yourself to sort things out once you arrive. Go to your accommodation and get some snacks or late breakfast because today, we start exploring this lively city.

We’ll start the sightseeing right in the centre, Plaza de Catalunya. These are the sights I suggest you see today.

Sightseeing in Barcelona

  • La Rambla
  • La Boqueria Market
  • Plaza España
  • Catalan Museum of Archaeology (National Palace)
  • Poble Español
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Montjuïc Castle
  • Magical Fountain Performance (Plaza España)

Plaza de Catalunya

Plaza de Catalunya is the main square in central Barcelona. It divides Gracia and the old town of Barcelona. The square is the perfect start for our walking tour today.

You can easily reach it by metro or walk from your hotel.

If you need a coffee boost at the beginning of your walk through Barcelona, Plaza Catalunya offers several options for a coffee stop: Cafe Zurich, Hard Rock Cafe, or Starbucks at the corner.

La Rambla

La Rambla is the main shopping and touristy street in the city. Walking through the street, you’ll experience various artists, souvenir shops, and historical buildings.

One of the most important historical buildings is Gran Theatre de Liceu, Casa Bruno Cuadros, and Principal Theatre.

La Boqueria Market

La Boqueria Market is one of my favorite places in the city. It’s a bustling food market in the middle of La Rambla. You can buy fruit juices and pieces and taste delicious Spanish products such as tapas, fresh fish, seafood, bread with delicacies, and sweets.

Go in and get lost in the market. Then, buy some treats for the rest of your walking tour of Barcelona.

Plaza España

Plaza España is hands-down the most beautiful square in Barcelona. It prides itself on a stunning fountain and a street leading up to the National Palace with a magical fountain in the middle.

It also has an arena that used to served for bullfighting until the activity was banned in Catalonia in 2012. Nowadays, it’s a shopping center.

Catalan Museum of Archaeology

When you walk from Plaza España towards the magical fountain, the beautiful National Palace will spread in front of you. Nowadays, it hosts the Catalan Museum of Archaeology. You can go inside if that’s something you’re interested in. The walk is stunning, with beautiful views and fountains, so enjoy it.

Poble Español

What I highly recommend is visiting Poble Español nearby. It’s a small Spanish village featuring regions of Spain with their points of interest, architecture, typical food, and sights.

This village has a special atmosphere and will give you the perfect introduction to the Spanish culture and cities we’ll visit on our 14-day Spain itinerary.

You can get skip-the-line tickets for the Poble Español online not to waste time once you’re there.

Olympic Stadium

After, walk further up and check out the impressive Olympic Stadium in Barcelona. It was built in 1927 for the International Exhibition in the city, and authorities wanted it to be the stadium for the Summer Olympic Games in 1936. But, unfortunately, the award got Berlin. So after, they renovated the stadium in Barcelona, and it eventually hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1992.

Montjuïc Castle

Montjuïc Castle is a unique fortress that is used to protect the city from invaders. During the Spanish Civil War, it served as a prison.

The translation of this name is literally ‘Jewish mountain,’ and you’ll see a Jewish cemetery inside the fortress.

You can learn more about the castle, its history and present on this guided tour. The ticket also includes the roundtrip cable car to the Montjuïc mountain.

Magical Fountain Performance

In the evening, I highly recommend seeing the performance of the magical fountain nearby Plaza España. It starts at 7 pm or 8 pm, depending on the time of the year. It’s a free 20-minute show with water falling, colors, and dramatic music.

As of 2023, I discovered they temporarily stopped doing these performances. But they might open it. So keep checking their official website for updated information about the magical fountain.

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Spain itinerary 14 days@ Barcelona – Plaza Espana

Hot To Get To Montjuïc Castle

If you don’t want to walk all the way up from Plaza España to Montjuïc Castle, you have other 2 options:

Montjuïc Funicular

When you take the metro at Drassens station, you’ll get off at Parar-lel station. There is a connecting funicular, which takes you to the Montjuïc hill (close to the Olympic stadium).

So you’ll still have to walk 20 minutes from the Olympic stadium to Montjuïc Castle or take the bus n. 150. You don’t have to pay anything extra for the funicular, you can use your regular metro ticket for it.

Teleferic De Montjuïc

It’s a cable car that will take you straight up to the Montjuïc Castle. You’ll also get off at Parar-lel metro station, where the cable car station is located. However, this option is quite pricy and touristy. If you walk, you’ll get to enjoy it more and see more things.

Get skip-the-line roundtrip tickets for the Montjuic cable car ride here.

Barcelona itinerary 3 days National Palace
Barcelona itinerary 3 days: National Palace

That’s it for today. Our 2 weeks Spain itinerary has officially started today, and I hope you have enjoyed it for now. Tomorrow, we are going to explore more of Barcelona.

For more information about sightseeing in Barcelona, things to do, and places to visit, check out my Barcelona itinerary for 3 days. It also includes information about the visit to Casa Batlo (Gaudi’s home), La Piedra, Park Gaudi, and Tibidabo amusement park. So you can change your 2-day visit to Barcelona and add some places you’re interested in.

Skip-the-line Tickets Are Necessary:

I strongly recommend you buy Skip-the-Line tickets for some attractions in advance. For example, with Sagrada Família, tickets are sold weeks in advance. Also, book skip-the-line tickets so that you don’t have to waste your time waiting in line.

In my Barcelona itinerary, I advise you for which attraction you should buy these skip-the-line tickets. You can also book them right below each attraction, so check out my Barcelona itinerary for bookings and additional information.

Where to stay in Barcelona: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation

If you want to stay in the Old City (Ciutat Vella):



If you want to stay in Barcelonetta (next to the beach and port):


If you want to stay on Las Ramblas (main tourist street leading to the main square):


If you want to stay at the Plaza Catalunya (main square):


If you want to stay at the Passeo de Gracia (main shopping street), in the heart of Barcelona close to all attractions:


If you want to stay close to Sagrada Família:


Spain Itinerary 2. DAY: BARCELONA

Good morning to Barcelona. I hope you slept well because we’ll see as much of Barcelona as we still can before departing to another wonderful part of Spain.

Get a good breakfast at your hotel. If you don’t have it included, even better. Head to a local bakery (they are everywhere) and grab some fresh bread or pastry with coffee.

Our sightseeing starts again at Plaza Catalunya and continues in the old city of Barcelona.

Sightseeing in Barcelona

  • Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi
  • Plaza de Sant Felip Neri
  • Plaza de Sant Jaume
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Parc de la Ciutadella
  • Port Olimpic (many restaurants)
  • Barceloneta

Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi

Today, we’ll explore the old town of Barcelona and its Gothic Quarter. First, admire the basilica and its beautiful Gothic Catalan architecture. It was built in 1391 and is one of the oldest buildings in the city.

Plaza de Sant Felip Neri

This square reflects Barcelona in the Spanish Civil War when it was bombed by a fascist plane. 42 people lost their lives here. Nowadays, you can see the buildings damaged by the bombing in this square.

Plaza de Sant Jaume

Plaza de Jaume is one of my favorite little squares in Barcelona. It hosts a tourism office, tiny shops with local goods, cute souvenirs, and cafes. So spend time here, shop for souvenirs, or make a coffee stop.

Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral is the most impressive building in the city’s old town that you can’t miss. You can see the crypt of St. Eulalia. She was a significant saint as she didn’t want to renounce Christianity and was persecuted, tortured, and murdered by the Roman soldiers.

Besides, you must check out its gardens and the 13 geese walking around, which is pretty special for it being a cathedral.

Book skip-the-line entrance tickets for Barcelona Cathedral here.

Sagrada Familia

After visiting the Barcelona Cathedral, walk to the Plaza Catalunya. From there, take a metro to Sagrada Familia (purple line).

Welcome to Sagrada Familia, one of the most impressive architectural buildings ever. Antonio Gaudi, the famous Spanish architect, designed it. The construction started back in 1882, and imagine, it is still not finished. So, unfortunately, its maestro didn’t get to see his masterpiece in its full beauty.

If you want to explore its interior (which I highly recommend), you must book a guided tour or an entrance ticket with an audioguide.

Get this skip-the-line ticket to avoid crowds and save time in Barcelona. The interior of this cathedral is the most unique, so don’t miss it.

Arc de Triomphe

Once you finish visiting the Sagrada Familia, take a metro to Placa de Tetuan. Then walk to the next monument, Arc de Triomphe. Alternatively, take a taxi or an Uber.

This stunning monument was built in 1888 for the World Exhibition and was an entrance to the World’s Fair. It has the typical architecture in southern Spain (a region called Andalusia). Walk through until you reach Parc de la Ciutadella.

Parc de la Ciutadella

I absolutely love this park. You can make a little picnic or just walk through and enjoy its special atmosphere.

Port Olimpic

Now, we’re coming to the party sight of Barcelona with many clubs, restaurants, cafes, and a beautiful promenade.

Take your time to walk alongside the beaches on the promenade and enjoy the breeze in Barcelona. You can stop by some restaurants and grab some food. Walk until you reach Barcelona.


Barcelona is one of the most popular parts of Barcelona, where people come to socialize, enjoy food and drinks, and swim in the sea. So in the evening, come here and enjoy a delicious dinner, have some drinks, and reflect on your Barcelona walking tour.

PRO TIP: From Barceloneta, you can walk further alongside the Marina Port Vell towards the Aquarium Museum until you reach the Cristoph Colombus monument (near Drassesn station, where you took a metro yesterday).

For more information about sightseeing in Barcelona, things to do, and places to visit, check out my Barcelona itinerary for 3 days. It also includes information about the visit to Casa Batlo (Gaudi’s home), La Piedra, Park Gaudi, and Tibidabo amusement park. So you can change your 2-day visit to Barcelona and add some places you’re interested in.

Day Trips From Barcelona

In case you want to spend more time in Barcelona and explore more of Catalonia, check out my list of top 8 road trips from Barcelona. It includes detailed informations and things to do.

Spain itinerary 14 days Barceloneta beach
Spain itinerary 14 days: Barceloneta beach

Spain Itinerary 3. DAY: BARCELONA ⇒ VALENCIA

Today, we’re going to make our first transfer from Barcelona to Valencia, the birthplace of Paella.

Distance Barcelona Valencia: Bus ride takes about 4h 30min.

               Train ride is approx. 3hours.

Once you arrive in Valencia, let yourself some time to get to your accommodation. We can start the tour once you are ready.

Sighseeing in Valencia

  • Central Market
  • Valencia Old Town
  • Plaza de la Reina
  • Valencia Cathedral
  • Miguelete bell tower

Central Market

At the beginning of our exploration of Valencia, let’s try some Spanish specialties. At the Central Market, you’ll feel the laid-back style of the Spaniards, enjoying their tapas and talking. One drink you can try is called horchata. It’s a typical drink of Valencia.

Valencia Old Town

From the Central Market, we’ll head to explore the rest of sights within the old town of Valencia. These are mainly Cathedral of Valencia and its stunning Miguelete Bell Tower.

Plaza de la Reina

Plaza de la Reina is my favorite square in Valencia. It has many cafes and restaurants, from which you can admire its impressive cathedral and the bell tower. So make a coffee stop here, admire its surroundings, and take some photos.

Valencia Cathedral

Interestingly, this cathedral was built on the mosque. Nowadays, it’s a Gothic cathedral featuring different architectural styles such as Rennaissance, Baroque, and even some Neoclassical elements. It’s dedicated to Saint Mary.

Miguelete Bell Tower

Head up to the Cathedral’s Bell Tower and admire the stunning views of the city. It’s 50.58 meters high and offers the best views of Valencia.

Traditional Valencian Paella & Beach Walks

For the evening, we’ll let ourselves have a peaceful walk alongside the beach and, of course, try the local Paella. Believe it or not, you can get a good Paella on the beach. Head to the Platja de la Marva-rosa to get a traditional Paella Valenciana, or much more.

Casa Carmela Restaurant

The restaurant I recommend you to go to is on Platja de la Marva-rosa, called Casa Carmela. They have many kinds of Paella, including the traditional one – Paella Valenciana. You can’t leave Valencia without eating Paella.

What Should Traditional Paella Contain:

  • short-grain rice
  • meat: can be chicken, pork, beef, snails, chorizo sausage
  • seafood: can be prawns, clams, cockles, mussels, lobster
  • stock: which is called ‘Caldo’ here in Spain (fish or chicken stock)
  • tomato
  • saffron
  • olive oil & salt

Enjoy your Paella, have a nice walk or a late swim in the sea, and see each other in the morning.

Paella traditional Spanish food in Valencia
Paella – traditional Spanish food in Valencia

Where to stay in Valencia: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation




Spain Itinerary 4. DAY:  VALENCIA

Today is all about Valencia and science, as we are heading to the famous City of Arts and Science.

City Of Arts & Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences is a complex museum in Valencia. You can visit only a few parts and buy tickets separately depending on what interests you. Itconsists of 6 parts:

  • L’Hemisferic
  • Science Museum of Principe Philip
  • L’Umbracle
  • L’Oceanographic
  • Palace Of Reina Sofia Arts
  • L’Agora

1. L’Hemisferic

It was designed to remind you of a giant human eye and has a 3D cinema. You’ll get 3D glasses with a speaker, enabling you to watch whatever is on in your own language.

2. Science Museum of Principe Philip

The musem hosts various exhibitions, which are also great for children, as it offers many activities.

3. L’Umbracle

This part of a complex is free to enter. It’s a walk packed with local plants.

4. L’Oceanographic

Experience the largest glass water tunnel in Europe, see dolphins and the Sea Life.

5. The Palace of Reina Sofia Arts

The Palace of Reina Sofia Arts is an opera house and a theatre that you can visit inside the City of Arts & Sciences.

6. L’Agora

An exhibition space, hosting many sports events.

What To Visit In City Of Arts & Sciences

You can choose to visit whatever part of the whole complex you are interested in. It may just be the L’Oceanografic or the L’Hemisferic. Or maybe you don’t want to pay and will only go through the L’Umbracle.

Whatever your interests are, you should at least come by and see this small City on its own in Valencia.

Walk through and admire the architecture. Sometimes, there are also some food markets so you can get some food. If not, there are restaurants and a supermarket in the shopping centre across the street, where you can get some lunch.

Valencia City of Science & Arts
Valencia: City of Arts & Sciences

Tickets For City Of Arts & Sciences

You can book various tickets for the parts of City of Arts and Sciences below.


Afternoon & Shopping In Valencia

Have a lovely free afternoon if you’ve managed to see what you wanted in the City of
Arts and Science. Walk through Valencia, or maybe do some shopping if it fulfills your soul. There are many shopping spots in the centre.

Relax On Beaches In Valencia

Another option is to have a beach afternoon. Relax on one of the great Valencian beaches – Platja de la Marva-rosa, or Platja de las Arenas.

Have some more Paella if you became slightly addicted as I did :D. Tomorrow, we’re leaving this great city to see more Spanish highlights.

Spanish Festivals Near Valencia

Valencia also hosts an incredible Spanish festival, and I highly recommend you to be part of it. It’s the Las Fallas festival, annually held in March.

Another Spanish festival, La Tomatina, takes place in the small town of Buñol, located just 30 minutes by car (1 hour by train) from Valencia. It takes place in August every year.

So if you’re in Valencia in March or August, I highly recommend experiencing these festivals. You can read more about these 2 famous Spanish festivals in my article.

Spain Itinerary  5. DAY: VALENCIA ⇒ MADRID

We’re now heading to the capital of Spain, Madrid. Being the largest Spanish city, Madrid has also been declared as the European cultural capital. It has plenty of famous museums to explore, so don’t wait any longer. Let’s travel to the centre of Spain.

Distance Valencia Madrid: Bus ride takes about 3 hours

          Train ride is approx. 2 hours.

After you have checked in to your accommodation, we can start our Madrid city tour.

Below, I am giving you suggestions for the top places you can see in Madrid. Many museums are included, so choose one or two based on your interest.

Tomorrow, you’ll have the entire day in Madrid, so you can also leave some sightseeing for the next day.

At first, I recommend visiting some museums. Choose from the 3 museums I listed below.

If you aren’t so much into the museum, just walk through and enjoy Madrid’s atmosphere. Admire the stunning old buildings and have some churros.

Sightseeing in Madrid

  • The Prado Museum
  • Reina Sofia Museum
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Royal Palace
  • El Retiro Park
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Churrería San Ginés
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Mercado San Miguel

The Prado Museum

If you’re not sure which museum to visit but want to see at least one, opt for the Prado Museum. It has the full collection of Spanish art and European arts from the 12th until the early 20th century. You can explore the masterpieces of many artists from the Baroque and Renaissance epochs.

Buy this skip-the-line entry ticket to the Prado museum, avoid crowds, and save time. Or book this guided tour of Prado museum if you want to learn even more.

Reina Sofia Museum

Inside the Reina Sofia Museum, you’ll find Spanish art masterpieces from authors such as Miro, Dali, and Juan Grid. It displays the most famous Spanish pieces in the world. If you love art and want to see more Spanish art, visit this museum.

Get skip-the-line entrance tickets for Reina Sofia Museum to save up time and go straight in.

National Archaeological Museum

The museum was founded by Isabel II of Spain back in 1867. You can learn a lot of history about Spain, the Spanish Reconquista, and how the Spanish Kings Ferdinand and Isabell II. fought against the Moors, and see many artifacts from the period. So if you’re a history lover, this museum is for you.

Book this skip-the-line ticket for National Archaeological Museum in Madrid and save time.

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace in Madrid is the largest palace in Western Europe and one of the biggest in the world. It was home to all Spanish Kings.

This is the best place to learn about Spanish history, the life of Kings, and famous historical battles. For me, Spanish history is one of the most interesting after the French one, and I absolutely loved visiting the palace.

Book this skip-the-line entry ticket for the Royal Palace to avoid crowds. I also highly recommend doing this guided tour of the palace, as it’s one of the most interesting sights of Madrid.

El Retiro Park

El Retiro Park is my favorite place in Madrid. It’s a nice place to relax after your sightseeing. You can walk around, have a picnic, or even ride a boat on a lake. Take some time to chill inside the park before you continue to the main square.

Puerta del Sol

Puerta de Sol is one of the most beautiful squares in Madrid. It links many important streets and has some cafes and shops. In the middle, you can admire the statue of King Charles III.

Pay attention to the main post office building. It was built in 1786, and its huge clock plays a special role in the city. It always rings during special occasions and announces New Year during Spanish celebrations. Try to find the Kilometer Zero Plaque, which marks the center of Spain.

This square is also perfect for a coffee stop and eating traditional churros.

Churrería San Ginés

Something you can’t miss when you’re in Puerta del Sol is traditional Churrería San Ginés. It’s a churro and chocolate store where they serve traditional churros with chocolate.

This is the best place (perhaps in the entire country) to try churros. So take some time, order churros with chocolate, and enjoy the sun. 

Plaza Mayor

Plaza de Mayor is the main square in Madrid, built between the 16th and 17th centuries during the reign of King Philip II. Unfortunately, local buildings were destroyed several times by fire. And so what you see nowadays is a renovated version.

In the past, the square was used for many purposes, including royal celebrations, bullfighting competitions, soccer games, and crowning ceremonies. On Sundays, it hosted traditional markets.

Nowadays, you can enjoy cafes and restaurants, and it’s where you can also experience European Christmas markets.

Mercado San Miguel

If you want to eat tapas or enjoy Spanish cuisine, I highly recommend ending your walking tour at the San Miguel Market. It’s located near Plaza Mayor and is Madrid’s first gourmet market.

Many locals come here to eat and drink with their friends and socialize. The building itself is stunning, and the atmosphere inside the market is amazing. So even if you don’t want to eat, it’s worth visiting it and seeing local specialties.

Madrid has excellent nightlife, so head to the streets in the evening and enjoy your time here.

If you want to learn more about the city and its history, check out some guided walking tours below:

Spain itinerary 14 days Madrid Plaza Mayor
Spain itinerary 14 days: Madrid – Plaza Mayor

Madrid Walking Tour

If you like to do guided walking tours in cities, I recommend these tours below:


Book Guided Walking Tour in Madrid

Where to stay in Madrid: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation





Spain Itinerary  6. DAY: MADRID

Take your time to enjoy another day in Madrid. You have the entire day to explore what you didn’t manage yesterday. May it be your museum’s round day or just chilling in Retiro Park, get the most out of Spain’s capital.

Cooking Class In Madrid

If you like to experience Spanish culture and learn more about its gastronomy, I recommend you do the following tapas cooking class. Madrid is full of museums, so if you aren’t a museum fan, this would be a great option for you:


Book Cooking Class in Madrid

Spain Itinerary  7. DAY: TOLEDO DAY TRIP

Let’s explore another charming Spanish city. Today, we’ll make a day trip from Madrid to Toledo. It’s my second favorite city in Spain (right after Seville). Coming back to Toledo always feels great, and I’m sure you’ll love it, too.

You can choose to visit Toledo by yourself from Madrid or do an organized day trip from Madrid to Toledo, which I recommend at the end of this day.

Distance Madrid Toledo: Bus ride takes between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes

     Train ride is just 30 minutes

Toledo features mixture of cultures, Christian, Jewish and Moorish sites, and their architecture will surely capture you. You can explore the following sites in this enchanting town.

Sightseeing in Toledo

  • Toledo Cathedral
  • Alcázar de Toledo
  • Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes
  • Mirador del Vale

Toledo Cathedral

This Gothic-style cathedral is the main church in Toledo, dating back to the 13th century. For over 370 years, Toledo was mainly occupied by Muslims. So the cathedral used to be a mosque in the past. Only when Alfonso IV., King of Castile and Leon (a region in the north of Spain) peacefully reclaimed this city the church became the main cathedral in the city.

Alcázar de Toledo

As you already know, Spain was occupied by Muslims called Moors. These Moors came from Africa and settled in southern Spain (Granada). After, they wanted to claim more of the Spanish territory and started going north.

They also captured Toledo, and so that’s why you can explore the Jewish, Catholic, as well as Moorish cultures in many cities in Spain. Toledo hosts one of the most impressive Alcazar, a fortress that protected the city.

Nowadays, it’s a military museum displaying various weapons.

Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes

The monastery was built as a celebration of the victory in the Battle of Toro. The Catholic Monarchs, Isabel II. and Ferdinand commissioned the construction in the Jewish quarter in Toledo. It commemorates the victory of Spanish Kings against Portuguese King Alfonso V, who wanted to take over the Castille region in Spain.

Mirador del Vale

If you want some beautiful photos of Toledo, head to the Mirador del Vale for the views and photo shooting.

Best Views In Toledo

Except for the Mirador del Vale viewing point, there is one more interesting spot for views of Toledo. Go up to the library and Cafeteria in Alcazar. You can get the best views of the entire city from this spot.

Walk around and get lost in the thousands of tiny streets and admire the architecture of the buildings. Toledo will take you back to medieval times.

Try the Suckling pig at a restaurant, which is the local specialty of Toledo.

Organized Day Trip To Toledo From Madrid

If you prefer doing an organized tour from Madrid to Toledo for a day, you can take this one day tour from Madrid to Toledo. They’ll take you from Madrid to Toledo, guide you through the city, show you the highlights, recommend restaurants to eat, and everything will be organized.

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Toledo: Spain itinerary 14 days

Spain Itinerary  8. DAY: MADRID ⇒ GRANADA

Our itinerary continues to the south of Spain. Today, another travel adventure awaits us, traveling to a brand-new autonomous community. Indeed, the biggest one, where we stay and explore its hidden germs until the end of our trip.

In the morning, travel from Madrid to Granada, the birthplace of Spanish flamenco.

Distance Madrid Granada: Bus ride takes about 3 hours

          Train ride is approx. 3 hours 15 minutes

Welcome to Andalusia, the largest Spanish region (autonomous community). You have now arrived in Granada, an important city in Spanish history. Don’t wait any longer, check in to your accommodation, and get ready for the exploring.

From now on, we’ll follow a little southern Spain itinerary. If you like, you can rent a car in Granada (on day 10) and explore the rest of the places on this itinerary by car. You’ll be much more flexible.

I’ve written a full 10-day southern Spain itinerary, during which you can explore Andalusia in detail. It also includes cities such as Cordoba, Cadiz, and Tarifa. So check out my southern Spain itinerary for 10 days if you want an alternative itinerary.

Like Toledo and any other Andalusian cities we’ll visit on this trip, Granada reflects the culture and co-living of three cultural and religious groups – Christians, Jewish, and Moors. Under the Moorish rule, many Andalusian cities, including Granada, achieved social, ethical, and spiritual integration of these three groups in one place.

Sightseeing in Granada

  • Alcaiceria
  • Granada Cathedral
  • Royal Chapel
  • Corral del Carbón
  • Albacín
  • San Nicolás square
  • Sacromonte


We’ll start our walking tour visiting this historical Moorish bazaar in the heart of the city (close to the cathedral). It used to be a silk market during the Moorish times. Nowadays, it’s a typical Arabic market with traditional products, clothes, and souvenirs. I love the atmosphere of this market, so check it out even if you don’t want to buy anything.

Granada Cathedral

The cathedral was built on the small mosque constructed here during the Moorish times. Once the Catholic Monarchs from Castile and Leon finally fought back the Moors and took back the territory of Granada and Andalusia, they undertook strict measures. All Moors had to convert to Catholicism or otherwise were expelled from the city.

The cathedral symbolized Catholic reign in Andalusia and remains so until now.

Royal Chapel

As a memory of the victory over the Moors, Royal Chapel is the burial place of the Spanish Monarchs, Queen Isabell I., and King Ferdinand. You can see the crypt inside the chapel.

Corral del Carbón

Corral del Carbón is the oldest traditional Andalusi building dating back to 1336. It served as a Coal yard, a warehouse of goods, and a shelter for merchants coming to Granada.


After exploring the Catholic parts of the city, it’s time to see Granada’s Arab Quarter, where you can explore beautiful Moorish architecture. It’s the one side of Granada that makes the city so special. It’s also the oldest neighborhood of Granada. Stop by Taberna 22 for the best tapas in the city.

After, head up to San Nicolas Square for the best views of Granada.

San Nicolás square

San Nicolas is my favorite place in Granada. It offers the best views of Alhambra and the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountain behind it. So take some time for great photos, sit in a local cafe, and enjoy the views.


Sacramonte is a traditional neighborhood of Granada, which became home for gypsies after the Moors were expelled. This is the spot to go to if you want to see an authentic flamenco performance. Scroll down to see the flamenco performance I recommend seeing today in the evening.

Granada Walking Tour

Granada is packed with history and, to me, is one of the most unique cities in Europe (together with Sevilla). If you want to learn more about the history and battles between the Catholics and Moors, Spanish Monarchs, the Arab quarter, Royal Chapel, and the Spanish Succession, I highly recommend doing this guided tour of Granada.


Tapas Culture In Granada

Granada is the perfect place for tapas hunting. Once you go to a bar, order a drink, and in most places in Granada, you’ll get small tapas for free.

Tapas can be anything from pimiento (peppers), Spanish tortilla, patatas bravas (baked potatoes with salsa), deep-fried eggplant (Granada’s specialty) or calamari, croquettes, or olives with Jamón (Spanish dry-cured ham).

Spain itinerary 14 days Granada tapas culture
Spain itinerary 14 days: Granada tapas culture

Flamenco Show In Granada In The Evening

Andalusia is the birthplace of Flamenco, Spanish traditional dance. There is no better spot then experiencing Flamenco show here in Granada. The best spot for it is the Sacromonte. I recommend the following Flamenco show in a unique cave setting.


Book Flamenco Show in Sacramonte

Where to stay in Granada: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation





Spain Itinerary  9. DAY: GRANADA

Explore Alhambra

Alhambra is a town alone within Granada. Take at least half-a-day to see it. It has many statuses, from fortress to palace, castle, and summer retreat.

Alhambra complex was built back in the 1200s during the Muslim reign in Andalusia. For many years, the Nasrid dynasty lived in Alhambra until the Spanish Monarchs conquered and expelled Moors from Andalusia and the entire Spain.

Alhambra then became the royal residence of the Spanish Catholic Kings. Nowadays, it is a top attraction to visit in Europe and serves mainly as a museum. Through royal chambers, admire the mixture of Renaissance and Moorish architecture, and visit the Moorish palace.

Skip-the-line Tickets Are Necessary

Tickets for Alhambra tend to be booked way in advance (more than 3 months before the visit). I highly recommend you plan the Spain itinerary and Granada visit ahead of time and reserve the tickets for Alhambra at least 3 months before your visit. But you might be lucky even later on. Check out the tickets below and book in advance.

Tickets for Alhambra + Guided Tours Of Alhambra


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Alhambra Free Of Charge

If you’ve missed booking your ticket in advance and can’t go inside the Alhambra complex, or don’t want to pay for it, don’t worry. There are many areas to explore within the complex free of charge. Just enter the main gate, walk through the beautiful Generalife gardens with fountains, and admire Alhambra’s surroundings.

Spain itinerary 14 days Alhambra Granada
Spain itinerary 14 days: Alhambra Granada

Free Afternoon In Granada

Enjoy your free afternoon exploring the rest of the places, walk through Granada’s Great Bazaar, Alcaiceria, and don’t forget to go tapas hunting. For best sunset views, go up to the Plaza San Nicolás and its viewing point.

Spain Itinerary  10. DAY: GRANADA ⇒ MÁLAGA

Today, we’re going further south to the famous Costa del Sol. We’ll rest from sightseeing and enjoy the small towns with great beaches for you to relax.

In the morning, get from Granada to Málaga, the birthplace of Picasso.

Distance Granada Málaga: Bus ride takes about 1 hour 40 minutes (direct).

           Train ride is approx. 2 hours 50 minutes (1 change – there is no direct train from Granada to Málaga)

I’ve taken you to Málaga, as it is a great central point on the Costa del Sol, from where you have connections to get to the lovely places around. You can unpack your suitcases for a while, as we’ll stay 3 days here. It’ll serve us as the base for our daily excursions.

Check in to your accommodation and have an excellent free day in Málaga. You can go to the beach to relax for a while, or just scroll through the city.

Here are some suggestions on what to visit in Málaga.

Sightseeing in Málaga

  • Picasso Museum
  • Picasso’s house
  • Alcazaba
  • Roman Theatre
  • Malaga Cathedral
  • Castilo de Gibralfaro
  • Ataranzas Market

Málaga is the birthplace of Picasso, so if you like his art, check out the Picasso Museum and see the collections of his paintings. You can also visit Picacco’s House at the Plaza de la Merced.

Don’t forget to check out the Ataranzas Market to see how locals hang out and try local specialities.

Spain itinerary 14 days Malaga
Spain itinerary 14 days: Malaga

Best Beaches In Málaga

You can spend your afternoon chilling on one of Málaga’s beaches. Playa la Malagueta is directly in front of the city (walking distance from the city centre). Or you can go to a smaller Playa de la Misericordia, but it is further from the city centre (30 minutes by bus).

Málaga Walking Tour

If you like to do guided walking tours and learn more about the city, I recommend this one in Málaga:


Book Málaga Walking Tour

Where to stay in Málaga: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation

We are here in the southern coastline of Spain with great beaches and I believe it’s time to treat ourselves a bit.

Since we are also staying in Málaga for 3 nights, I recommend you stay in one of these beautiful boutique resorts and enjoy the atmosphere of la Costa del Sol.


If you still want to stay in the centre of Málaga, here are my recommendations and top accommodation tips:




Spain Itinerary  11. DAY: Day trip to NERJA BEACH/GIBRALTAR

Today, you have two options for a day trip from Málaga.

You can either go to Nerja and enjoy its beautiful beach (one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa del Sol). Or you can go south and visit Gibraltar, the only spot to see monkeys in Europe.

Day Trip To Nerja

In the morning, take the bus from Málaga to Nerja (or go by car if you hired one). This seaside town has a few beaches where you can relax.

Playa Burriana is the most touristy one, but there are also smaller, very nice beaches such as Playa de Carabeillo or Playa del Carabeo (these 2 are amazing).

Besides, it is famous for its Balcon de Europa viewing point with the sights of the Mediterranean Sea.

There are some nice restaurants along the beach, too. Have a rest, reflect on your trip and the sites you have seen so far. Enjoy the Spanish atmosphere.

Spain itinerary 14 days Nerja beach
Spain itinerary 14 days: Nerja beach

Day Trip To Gibraltar

If you aren’t a beach person, there is something for you as well. Visit Gibraltar, the last British territory in mainland Europe. It’s also the only place in the entire Europe where you can see monkeys.

Take a passport with you as there are controls on the border when you come to Gibraltar.

How To Get To Gibraltar

There is no train running to Gibraltar. You can only get there by bus or by car. However, I don’t recommend you go by car. It can be a struggle driving within Gibraltar as it’s quite tiny.

With the regular bus from Málaga, it takes relatively a lot of time to get to Gibraltar. So the best option for you is to go to Gibraltar with an organized guided tour.

When you take a bus from Malaga, you can get furthest to La Linea de la Concepcion, a small city before the Gibraltar border. The bus will leave you there, and you can then cross the border on foot (which is not a problem). You’ll also go through the same process if you go by car.

Organized Guided Tour To Gibraltar

I recommend you visit Gibraltar doing the following organized tour. They’ll pick you up in Málaga and drive you directly to Gibraltar. You’ll have a guide on the bus, who will also take you on a tour through Gibraltar.

Or you can book the second tour, which only includes transfer and a guide on the bus, then can explore Gibraltar on your own.


Book Organized Tour to Gibraltar

Dolphin Watching In Gibraltar

Another great activity you can do in Gibraltar is dolphin watching. You’ll be watching them from a catamaran with comments from local guides. Check it out and book your dolphin-watching excursion to guarantee your spot.


Sightseeing in Gibraltar

Go to the famous Rock of Gibraltar for stunning views and monkey watching. Hopefully, you won’t get too annoyed by them… In the past, Gibraltar belonged to Moors. You can also visit the Moorish Castle and Mosque at the end of the peninsula.

PRO TIP: As a British territory, in Gibraltar, you have to pay using British pounds. Some shops accept euros, too, but the exchange rates are not really good.

Spain itinerary 14 days Gibraltar
Spain itinerary 14 days: Gibraltar

More Day Trips From Málaga

Ronda is another beautiful town worth a day trip from Málaga. If you’re interested in visiting Ronda, check out my southern Spain itinerary and go to the sections ‘Day Trips from Málaga’.

Hope you enjoyed your day trips from Málaga. Tomorrow, there is another one, but this time, exploring some natural wonders.

Spain Itinerary  12. DAY: Day trip to CAMINITO DEL REY

Today, we’re going to visit an incredible Gorge Desfiladero with its thrilling pathway, located 40 minutes from Málaga.

The Gorge is about 3km long and only 10 metres wide. The wooden path was constructed on the side of the Gorge to provide access to the hydroelectric plant. King Alfonso XIII walked through this pathway to officially open the reservoir. As a result, it was named the Caminito del Rey – The little pathway of a king.

Let’s enjoy the walk alongside the Gorge with stunning views of the River Guadalhorce and its reservoir.

How To Get To Caminito Del Rey

In the morning, take a train from Málaga to El Chorro (40 minutes ride).

The Caminito del Rey has only one direction. It starts in Ardales, a little village, and finishes in El Chorro. There is no direct train to Ardales. However, there is a shuttle bus running every 30 minutes between these two places. So once you arrive in El Chorro, take the shuttle bus to Ardales, where you can start this exciting pathway.

Alternatively, you can go by car, too. There is a car park just 10 minutes from the official starting point of the Caminito. The shuttle bus will drop you near the car park, too. You have to walk about 10 minutes through a forest path until you reach the start of El Caminito.

How To Book Tickets In Advance For Caminito Del Rey

You’ll have to book the tickets way in advance as the Caminito del Rey has become very popular over the past years. There is a specific time slot you have to choose for walking through the pathway.

This way, they regulate the number of visitors entering the Caminito. So don’t go here without having a pre-booked ticket. You’ll most likely not be accepted for the walk as it’ll be fully booked for the day.

Caminito del Rey
Caminito del Rey

Enjoy your Caminito. It is 7.7km long, and the whole walk will take you between 2 to 3 hours, depending on the stops you make. Stroll through slowly and admire the stunning nature around.

In the afternoon, head back to Málaga from El Chorro by train. Enjoy the free afternoon in this city, or head to the beach to relax. Tomorrow, we have another travel day to the capital of Andalusia.

Guided Tour From Málaga To Caminito Del Rey

If you don’t want to experience the hassle of getting to Caminito del Rey (since the journey is slightly complicated), you can also book the following guided tour from Málaga. Tickets and a guide is included:


Book Caminito del Rey – Guided tour from Málaga

Spain Itinerary  13. DAY: MÁLAGA ⇒ SEVILLA

Good morning. Are you ready for our last destination of the Spain itinerary? Pack your bags and head to the train station. Take a train from Málaga to Sevilla, the birthplace of tapas.

Distance Málaga Sevilla: Bus ride takes 2 hours 45 minutes

       Train ride is approx. 2 hours

Welcome to Sevilla, the centre of trade and exploration of the Americas back in the 1500s. At the time, it was also the wealthiest Spanish city. We are going to spend the rest of our Spanish trip in this fantastic city.

Check in to your accommodation and head to the centre to explore it.

Interesting Fact About Tapas

Maybe you might want to go straight into a bar for some tapas for your lunch? Right for the beginning, I have an interesting fact for you:

TAPAS – means to ‘cover or to top.Sevilla’s legend says that tapas were created when Sevillans took a slice of bread topped with ham and put it onto their glass of wine or any other drink to prevent flies from dipping into it. That is how tapas culture started, here in Sevilla, and was spread to other parts of Spain.

For today’s afternoon, check my suggestion on day 14 for what to see and do in Sevilla. Plan your stay accordingly. You might do some sightseeing today and cover the majority tomorrow.

For today evening, enjoy some tapas with drinks and walk alongside the River Guadalquivir.

southern Spain itinerary 10 days Sevilla
Southern Spain itinerary 10 days: Sevilla – Plaza Espana

Where to stay in Sevilla: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation





Spain Itinerary  14. DAY: SEVILLA

This year-round destination will let you finish your Spain itinerary in the best way possible. It’s hosting places of diverse cultures such as Moorish, Christian, and Jewish.

Sevilla is also the burial place of Christoph Colombus. Besides, it is the birthplace of tapas.

If you still haven’t bought some memories to take back home, you can do so here. Sevilla is also famous for its azulejos tiles – ceramics with colorful tiles.

Today, you’ll get the chance to explore this fantastic city. I’m giving you some suggestions on what to see in Sevilla below.

Sightseeing in Sevilla

  • Sevilla Cathedral
  • La Giralda
  • Barrio Santa CruzJewish quarter
  • Real Alcazar
  • Plaza de España
  • Maria Luisa Park
  • Triana

Sevilla Cathedral

Welcome to the largest cathedral in the world. It has 80 chapels, which is like, wou, can’t image how they fit into this building. One of the highlights is the tomb of Christoph Colombus that you can explore inside th cathedral.

After, you can also head up to the Giralda and get the best views of the city.

La Giralda

Get the best views of Sevilla on the top of the bell tower. Under the Moorish reign, it used to serve as a minaret, from where Muezzin was calling inhabitants for the prayer.

For the cathedral, as well as for Giralda, it’s necessary to get skip-the-line tickets, as it’s always super crowded.

Barrio Santa CruzJewish quarter

Seville used to have the largest community of Jews. However, in the 14th century, they were forced to convert to Christianity. If they resisted, they were forced to leave the city under the threat of death. Nowadays, it is a charming neighborhood with tiny streets, cafes, and restaurants.

Real Alcazar

Real Alcazar is located in the Jewish quarter. It’s the original Moorish palace and was built to protect the Muslim authorities in the past. Admire its Mudejar architecture (Moorish architecture style) and its stunning green courtyard. Nowadays, it’s used by the Spanish Royal family.

Plaza de España

It’s one of the prettiest squares in entire Spain. Plaza España was built for the World Exposition in 1929. Its tile illustrations (made by typical Sevilla’s azulejos) depict many Spanish places, food, and autonomous communities. So hop on a little Spain tour around this Spanish square in Sevilla.

Maria Luisa Park

After, have a nice walk through this green park next to Plaza España and a little rest from the sightseeing.


Opposite the old city and across the River Guadalquivir is the neighborhood, Triana. See flamenco’s monument at the Plaza de Altozano and do some shopping for ceramics with tiles azulejos, famous for Sevilla.

Spain itinerary 14 days Sevilla
Spain itinerary 14 days: Me picking oranges in Sevilla

Skip-the-line Tickets Are Necessary:

As with other attractions in Seville, I highly recommend you book skip-the-line tickets to the Cathedral + Giralda and Royal Alcazar in advance. You can do so under this image; just scroll down.

Seville Guided Tour + Skip-the-Line Tickets

As with Granada, here I also highly recommend you do a guided tour of the city, including the main monuments of Seville. It’s one of the most impressive cities in Europe, and this guided tour will tell you more about its history and fun facts. Tickets to the Royal Alcázas, Cathedral, and Giralda are already included:


Seville Guided tour including Top 3 Sites

If you don’t want to do a guided tour and just need skip-the-line tickets to the main attractions, you can book them below:


Cathedral + Giralda Skip-the-Line Ticket

Royal Alcázar Skip-the-Line Ticket

Tapas Experiecne In Sevilla: Tapas Crawl

Today is the day for a real TAPAS EXPERIENCE. Join a Tapas Crawl and enjoy the best bars and evening atmosphere of Sevilla. Where else should you do a tapas tour if not in the birthplace of this Spanish tradition?

Enjoy the last night in Spain with Sevilla’s lively nightlife in its neighborhoods. I recommend you do the one tapas tour below:

Tapas Tour In Sevilla


Book Tapas Tour of Sevilla

How Much Should You Budget For Your Spain Itinerary

14 days in Spain is quite a lot of time. That said, I recommend having a bigger budget so that you can enjoy it to the fullest.

Mid-Range Budget Travellers

Overall, the entire itinerary will cost you between 1400 EUR and 1800 EURmid-range budget travelers.

Train tickets to all cities on this itinerary will cost around 160 EUR (can be less). The rental car for Andalusia should be around 400 EUR for 4 days (for a couple).

Accommodation in Spain will cost you around 600 EUR for 14 days.

Miscellaneous things such as food and drinks, activities, and sightseeing tickets can get up to 500 EUR during your trip to Spain.

Budget For Backpackers

Yet, you can always travel a lot cheaper. Backpackers should count with a budget between 600 EUR and 800 EUR.

If you stay in hostels, travel early in the morning (or late in the evening by train), buy your food in a supermarket sometimes, and wisely choose your attractions, you can budget 600 EUR for this 14-day Spain itinerary.

Below, I’ve created a budget table for you to have an idea of the prices in Spain.

Budget table for Spain itinerary

More Tips For Spain Travel

This is my best of Spain itinerary for you to get the most out of authentic Spanish cities and places. At the same time, it’s a little itinerary through the south of Spain. It covers many cities, as Spain is mostly about the unique culture and rich history. Therefore, I have decided to create this itinerary for you to explore what Spain is mostly about.

Sevilla is also home to the 2 famous Spanish festivals – Feria de Abril and Semana Santa. They both take place in April. If you want to learn more about these festivals, read my article about these 6 best famous Spanish festivals.

If you are only interested in visiting southern Spain, check out my exclusive southern Spain itinerary for 10 days that I’ve designed for you.

Check out also the best road trips from Barcelona, if you want to extend your Spain itinerary.

You can read my other posts related to Spain in my Spain section. Discover my other travel itineraries in Europe as well.

I hope that my itinerary will enable you to have the perfect 2 weeks in Spain. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need help designing a customized itinerary for your Spanish adventure.

Since you are so close to Portugal, you might also want to check out my Portugal road trip itinerary for 10 days. It’ll show you the highlights of the country and take the stress out from planning.

Check out my article about how many countries to visit in Europe in 2 weeks with full itinerary, too.

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