12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Valencia
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Madrid
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

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 cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Barcelona, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
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.
Alhambra and Basilica de San Juan de Dios are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Burriana Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Granada to Nerja to see Fundación Cueva de Nerja about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife and stop by Munira.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada online vacation planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Granada to be a bit cooler, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 92°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

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Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo

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 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then look for gifts at Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusi, then admire the masterpieces at Painter Amalio Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seville travel route website.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 5th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Grail, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Valencia driving holiday app.

Getting from Seville to Valencia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Shopping
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Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Valencia to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
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Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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