12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11​h
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Palma de Mallorca
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): wander the streets of Gay Madrid & the Chueca District. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Plaza De Zocodover, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and finally wander the streets of Gran Via.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid journey planner.

Newark, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Toledo, La Hiruela
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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Alcázar of Seville, Barrio Santa Cruz, Catedral de Sevilla, and other attractions you added. On the 17th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seville day trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Visit Santuari de Lluc and Palau de l'Almudaina for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Cala Agulla and Illetas Beach. Take a break from Palma de Mallorca with a short trip to Playa del Puerto de Pollensa in Port de Pollenca, about 1 hour away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Camp de Mar and steep yourself in history at Sa Llotja.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Palma de Mallorca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santuari de Lluc, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Cala Agulla, Illetas Beach, Camp de Mar
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Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Cala Agulla ©
Cala Agulla
Illetas Beach ©
Illetas Beach

3
nights
Barcelona

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 Barcelona Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parc Guell and El Barri Gòtic. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and Jardines de Santa Clotilde (in Lloret de Mar). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Jardines de Santa Clotilde
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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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