13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Madrid
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Barcelona
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  3 h 30 min
3
Formentera
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
7
Lanzarote
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and then examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jerusalem, Israel to Madrid. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in October, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Park Güell, then examine the collection at Casa Milà, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batlló. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Las Ramblas and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona vacation builder.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Formentera.

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
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

2
nights
Formentera

Formentera ©
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
On the 11th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Torre de sa Punta Prima, then kick back and relax at Playa de Llevant, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Ses Illetes, and finally get great views at Cap de Barbaria. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from La Mola Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Playa Ses Platgetes.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Formentera travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Barcelona to Formentera in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car ferry and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car ferry, and ferry. October in Formentera sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Formentera

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa de Llevant ©
Playa de Llevant
Playa de Ses Illetes ©
Playa de Ses Illetes
Cap de Barbaria ©
Cap de Barbaria

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 13th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palma Cathedral Le Seu, take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Muro. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Platja d'es Carbo and then kick back and relax at Es Trenc.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and taxi from Formentera to Palma de Mallorca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Formentera in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Palma de Mallorca, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Muro, Alcudia Old Town, Platja d'es Carbo, Es Trenc
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Es Trenc ©
Es Trenc
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a stroll through Albayzin, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Palma de Mallorca to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

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

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 16th (Sun): admire the striking features of Casa de Pilatos, explore the world behind art at Seville Museum of Fine Arts, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de San Telmo, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Espana. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla) and then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seville trip builder.

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 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

1
night
Lanzarote

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del papagayo, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Timanfaya National Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lanzarote itinerary planner.

Getting from Seville to Lanzarote by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Seville in October, Lanzarote is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Timanfaya Nationalpark ©
Timanfaya Nationalpark

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