10 days in Spain Itinerary

10 days in Spain Itinerary

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10 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 1 night
2
Zaragoza
— 1 night
3
Valencia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take a stroll through El Born, explore the world behind art at Fundacio Joan Miro, appreciate the history behind Cascada Monumental, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Mistos Sculpture, find something for the whole family at Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo, and then ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain
Fundacio Joan Miro ©
Fundacio Joan Miro

1
night
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Torre Del Pilar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, contemplate the long history of Palacio de la Aljaferia, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza online holiday planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Zaragoza by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Zaragoza, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia
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2
nights
Valencia

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Micalet - Miguelete, then contemplate the long history of Refugio Antiaereo de Serranos, and then get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardi del Turia.

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Getting from Zaragoza to Valencia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Valencia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
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4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, & more), Lonja del Monasterio (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial) and Museo Del Vino (in Navalcarnero). The adventure continues: make a trip to Puerta del Sol, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Segovia, sample the tasty concoctions at Compania de Cervezas del Valle del Kahs, and admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Sabatini.

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You can take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Lonja del Monasterio, Museo Del Vino
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Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia

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