12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Orlando

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.
Vila Vella (Old Town) and Ciutat Vella will appeal to history buffs. Head to Mercat de la Barceloneta and Passeig de Graciafor plenty of shopping. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to La Roca Village in Santa Agnes de Malanyanes--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Vom FASS Barcelona and see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona planning app .

Orlando, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Barcelona is 6 hours. Traveling from Orlando in October, expect Barcelona to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Roca Village, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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La Roca Village ©
La Roca Village
Mercat de la Barceloneta ©
Mercat de la Barceloneta
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

1
night
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 24th (Tue): stop by Munira, take a stroll through Sacromonte, then look for gifts at Artesania Del Arbol, then look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Granada driving holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Granada, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Sacromonte ©
Sacromonte
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): wander the streets of Calle Sierpes, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Triana, then stop by Productos de la Sierra, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hospital de los Venerables, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, then snap pictures at Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana), then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seville attractions app .

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Granada in October since evenings lows in Seville dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Hospital de los Venerables ©
Hospital de los Venerables
Royal Tobacco Factory ©
Royal Tobacco Factory

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 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa de Sefarad, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Victoria.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cordoba trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Casa de Sefarad ©
Casa de Sefarad
Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome ©
Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome
Mercado Victoria ©
Mercado Victoria

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Barrio de Salamanca and The Four Posts. Cathedral of Avila and Catedral de Segovia will appeal to history buffs. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno), Castell de Eivissa (in Ibiza Town) and Alcazar of Segovia (in Segovia). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila, stop by La Encina de Ortega, wander the streets of Gran Via, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Saint Mary the White.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Cordoba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 53°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Segovia, Playa del Alberche, Castell de Eivissa
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca
Playa del Alberche ©
Playa del Alberche

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