12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train
4
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Benalmadena
— 1 night
Drive to Málaga Airport, Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport

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Barcelona

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
For shopping fun, head to La Boqueria or Passeig de Gracia. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Barcelona is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Beirut to Barcelona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beirut in June, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Head to Mercado San Miguel and El Brabantinofor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, wander the streets of Gran Via, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid journey planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Cordoba

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, then don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, and finally take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

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You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Seville

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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 (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, then admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then look for gifts at Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville trip builder website.

Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in July: highs in Seville hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Benalmadena.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Benalmadena

— 1 night

Life of the Costa del Sol

Stretching from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range to the Mediterranean ocean, Benalmádena offers all the highlights of southern Spain: traditional whitewashed villages, beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, and strong Andalusian influence.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): visit La Carihuela, walk around Parque De La Paloma, then take a stroll through Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), and finally identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Marbella Old Town, then take in the waterfront at Puerto Banus Marina, then take a stroll through Los Boliches, and finally look for gifts at Recuerdame.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Benalmadena road trip app.

Traveling by car from Seville to Benalmadena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.