15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nacional del Prado and Plaza Mayor. Head to Mercado San Miguel and El Brabantinofor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Al Ain, United Arab Emirates to Madrid. The time zone difference when traveling from Al Ain to Madrid is minus 3 hours. In October, Madrid is cooler than Al Ain - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla), then appreciate the history behind Torre Giralda, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Seville Museum of Fine Arts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de San Telmo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in October, with highs in Seville at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Archive Saint John of God Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, and then admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Albayzin and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada itinerary maker.

Drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in October, Granada is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Barceloneta and Nova Mar Bella beach. Get some cultural insight at Las Ramblas and La Sagrada Familia. There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Picasso Museum, appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona vacation trip planner.

Fly from Granada to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Granada in October, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Montgat Beach
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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 28th (Fri), kick back and relax at Ondarreta Beach, kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Buen Pastor Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Parte Vieja, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Mota, then stroll through Monte Urgull, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Zurriola Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia itinerary maker.

Getting from Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Sebastian - Donostia, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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