11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Madrid
— Few hours
train:  2​h
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Barcelona
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Tarragona
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
6
Madrid
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  12​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

few
hours
Madrid

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
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Washington DC, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Washington DC in August since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 66°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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2
nights
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 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito and then make a trip to Cairuan Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 99°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Centro Flamenco Fosforito ©
Centro Flamenco Fosforito
Cairuan Street ©
Cairuan Street

2
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Generalife, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Granada, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Generalife ©
Generalife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): walk around Parc Guell and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, then wander the streets of El Born, then see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Granada in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 71°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Tarragona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

2
nights
Tarragona

Tarragona ©
Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. On the 19th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Llarga and then delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro de Tarragona. On your second day here, snap pictures at Pont del Diable, do a tasting at Celler Mas Vicenc, pause for some serene contemplation at Reial Monestir De Santes Creus, then take an in-depth tour of Museu Nacional Arqueologic de Tarragona, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Arrabassada.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tarragona tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Tarragona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Tarragona sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madrid.

Things to do in Tarragona

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Celler Mas Vicenc, Reial Monestir De Santes Creus
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Playa de Arrabassada ©
Playa de Arrabassada
Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona
Pont del Diable ©
Pont del Diable

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
On the 21st (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through La Latina, then take a stroll through Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, and finally wander the streets of Malasana. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Getting from Tarragona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Tarragona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
La Latina ©
La Latina

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