13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
3
Seville
— 2 nights
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Joan Miro Foundation will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online travel route planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

3
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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, walk around Casa de Campo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planning app.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

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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 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, stroll through Casa de Pilatos, admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de San Telmo, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seville journey website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Seville reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Take a break from the city and head to Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas and AstroGC. We've included these beaches for you: Las Canteras Beach and Playa de Mogan. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, try for a hole-in-one at Minigolf Yumbo, stroll through Playa de Maspalomas, and look for gifts at Tresor Noir.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Maspalomas day trip tool.

Fly from Seville to Maspalomas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Seville to Maspalomas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seville in January, expect Maspalomas to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Las Canteras Beach, Tresor Noir, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

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