19 days in Spain & Andorra Itinerary

19 days in Spain & Andorra Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h
4
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Chicago, United States


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3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Catedral de Segovia. Alcazar of Segovia and The Walls of Avila will appeal to history buffs. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Avila (Basilica de San Vicente & The Four Posts), Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more) and Plaza mayor de Chinchon (in Chinchon). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip site.

Chicago, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Avila, Toledo, Segovia, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

4
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Cordoba (Historic Centre of Cordoba, Roman Bridge, &more) and Playa de la Barrosa (in Chiclana de la Frontera). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and don't miss a visit to Eglise du Divin Sauveur.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary app.

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in Seville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Cordoba, Playa de la Barrosa
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

4
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alhambra and Malaga Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castillo de Gibralfaro and Saint Jerome Monastery. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Marbella Old Town (in Marbella), Malaga (Teatro Romano, Gravura Taller de Grabado, &more) and Playa de la Alberquilla (in Nerja). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de los Aljibes, wander the streets of Albayzin, and contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Granada trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in May, Granada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Malaga, Marbella Old Town, Playa de la Alberquilla
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Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

1
night
Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
On the 1st (Mon), hit the slopes at Grandvalira, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Meritxell, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella online road trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Granada to Andorra la Vella in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Canillo, Grandvalira
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Grandvalira ©
Grandvalira
Santuario de Meritxell ©
Santuario de Meritxell
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles ©
Church of Sant Joan de Caselles

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Barcelona Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Girona Cathedral (Catedral) (in Girona) and Tarragona (Circ Roma, Muralla romana de Tarragona, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and visit El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona planner.

You can drive from Andorra la Vella to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tarragona, Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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