13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  14​h
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Cordoba
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Granada
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plaza Mayor, Parque del Retiro, Puerta del Sol, and other attractions you added. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid journey planning site .

Los Angeles, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in September since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
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.
On the 20th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seville attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roman Bridge, Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, take in the views from Roman Bridge, and then admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in September, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites
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Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

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.
You've now added Alhambra to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Granada day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casa Batllo, Casa Mila - La Pedrera, Barcelona Cathedral, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Get a sense of the local culture at Museu Picasso and Passeig de Gracia.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online tour planner .

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 65°F. You will leave for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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