13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15​h
1
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Seville
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Toronto

5
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore and learn at Casa Milà and Casa Batlló. Visiting La Barceloneta and Sailing Experience Barcelona will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Park Güell, ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), and see the interesting displays at Picasso Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder.

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Barcelona, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Toronto in July since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 5th (Sat), kick back and relax at Zurriola Beach and then kick back and relax at La Concha Beach. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Mota, then take some stellar pictures from Monte Urgull, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally kick back and relax at Ondarreta Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: high temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Ondarreta Beach ©
Ondarreta Beach
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach

1
night
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 7th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seville itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Seville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional del Prado and Museum Sorolla. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo, take an in-depth tour of Casa Museo Lope de Vega, and see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. August in Madrid sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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