11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Katowice
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Leon
— 1 night
3
Salamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Cordoba
— 1 night
6
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Katowice

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Barri de Gracia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then steep yourself in history at Ciutat Vella, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona holiday planning website .

Katowice, Poland to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Katowice in December, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Leon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
night
Leon

Leon ©
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Fundación Sierra Pambley, explore the world behind art at Museo Gaudi Casa Botines, then see the interesting displays at Museo de León, then wander the streets of Plaza San Martin, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico Provincial de Leon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Leon online road trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Leon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get slightly colder in Leon: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Leon

Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Museo Etnografico Provincial de Leon
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Museo Gaudi Casa Botines ©
Museo Gaudi Casa Botines
Museo Etnografico Provincial de Leon ©
Museo de León ©
Museo de León

1
night
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, contemplate the long history of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then contemplate the long history of Salamanca,Casco Historico, and finally contemplate the long history of Escuelas Menores.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Salamanca trip website .

Traveling by car from Leon to Salamanca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Leon in December: highs in Salamanca hover around 11°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Sorolla and Naval Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and wander the streets of La Latina.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid online tour planner .

Getting from Salamanca to Madrid by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Madrid when traveling from Salamanca in December, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Nicolas de Villa, examine the collection at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir, then examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, you will find days in Cordoba are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir ©
Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir
San Nicolas de Villa ©
San Nicolas de Villa

2
nights
Seville

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 8°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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