12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid
— 3 nights
2
Malaga
— 2 nights
3
Granada
— 2 nights
4
Barcelona
— 4 nights

3
nights
Madrid

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 Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Aldea del Fresno to see Playa del Alberche about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, take a stroll through Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and get a taste of local nightlife at The Madrid Wine Experience.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary maker website.

Milan, Italy to Madrid is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. February in Madrid sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Wineries · Nightlife

Side Trip

Playa del Alberche
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, then look for gifts at Recuerdame, then visit La Carihuela, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcazaba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Malaga tour site.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Malaga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, Malaga is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Marbella Old Town, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, La Carihuela, Burriana Beach, Recuerdame
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Generalife, then contemplate the long history of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): stop by Lolita's Closet, take a stroll through Albayzin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then stop by Artesania Del Arbol, and finally stop by Munira Leather.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada online route planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in February, things will get slightly colder in Granada: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, see what you can catch with Sailing Experience Barcelona, and contemplate the waterfront views at Delta del Llobregat.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel route builder site.

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. February in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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