12 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain attractions planner
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Fly
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Granada
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive
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Seville
— 3 nights
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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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona visit planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Barcelona. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid online vacation planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Granada.
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Granada — 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): wander the streets of Albayzin and then steep yourself in history at Alhambra.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip site.

Getting from Madrid to Granada by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January in Granada, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ronda.
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Ronda — 1 night

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the views from Puente Nuevo, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, and finally don't miss a visit to Ronda.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip builder app.

Drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Granada in January, you will find days in Ronda are somewhat warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seville.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Torre del Oro, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then visit Centro Historico de Sevilla, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Ronda to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in Seville, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sat).
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · 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.
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