13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Malaga
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Madrid

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.
Las Ramblas has been added to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and PortAventura World. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, don't miss a visit to La Boqueria, and explore the galleries of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder app .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In August in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

PortAventura
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
PortAventura ©
PortAventura

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Family-friendly places like Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Plaza de Oriente will thrill your kids. Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, pause for some photo ops at Plaza de Espana Madrid, steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

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Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 39°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba
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.
To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba online driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Cordoba hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, wander the streets of Albayzin, make a trip to La Ermita de San Miguel Alto, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Nicolas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada road trip planning app .

You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

1
night
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the galleries of Alcazaba, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then stroll through Bioparc Fuengirola, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, and finally make a trip to Balcon de Europa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Selwo Marina, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque De La Paloma, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Benalmadena Puerto Marina.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Malaga online route planner .

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Granada in August, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Nerja, Bioparc Fuengirola
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Bioparc Fuengirola ©
Bioparc Fuengirola
Selwo Marina ©
Selwo Marina

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