12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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1
Madrid
— 2 nights
2
Segovia
— 3 nights
3
Toledo
— 3 nights
4
Avila
— 1 night
5
El Escorial
— 1 night

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque del Retiro, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Madrid route app.

Newark, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Madrid are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Segovia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Segovia

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Step out of Segovia to go to Navaluenga and see Piscinas Naturales De Navaluenga, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Cruz la Real, contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, and appreciate the views at Valle del Clamores.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Segovia trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Segovia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in June: highs in Segovia hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Piscinas Naturales De Navaluenga
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Santa Cruz la Real ©
Santa Cruz la Real

3
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Toledo is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, explore the world behind art at Museo de Santa Cruz, don't miss a visit to Custodia de Arfe, and stop by Casco Historico de Toledo.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Toledo route builder tool.

Getting from Segovia to Toledo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Segovia in June, expect nights in Toledo to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Avila.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo de Santa Cruz ©
Museo de Santa Cruz
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

1
night
Avila

Avila ©
On the 4th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Ermita De La Virgen De Sonsoles, go for a walk through Paseo del Rastro, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre-campanario de la Catedral, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de San Vicente, and finally explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Avila driving holiday planner.

Getting from Toledo to Avila by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toledo in July, with highs in Avila at 86°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Escorial.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente

1
night
El Escorial

El Escorial ©
El Escorial is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, located 45 km (28 mi) northwest of the Spanish capital Madrid. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Embalse de los Arroyos, make a trip to Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and then look for gifts at El Rastrillo de la Sierra.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our El Escorial trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Avila to El Escorial takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in El Escorial

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

El Rastrillo de la Sierra, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial ©
Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Embalse de los Arroyos ©
Embalse de los Arroyos

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