12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Emirates 185
8​h See details
1
Barcelona
— 6 nights
renfe AVE 03112
3​h See details
2
Madrid
— 4 nights
Emirates 144
8​h See details
End: Dubai

6
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 Palau de la Musica Catalana, Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Camp Nou. Family-friendly places like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online route planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get cooler in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

4
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 Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as well as El Rastro. Family-friendly places like Parque del Retiro and Plaza de Oriente will thrill your kids. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Catedral Primada & MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Madrid tour planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza de Oriente ©
Plaza de Oriente

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