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
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Zaragoza
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): wander the streets of El Born, examine the collection at Joan Miro Foundation, ponder the design of Cascada Monumental, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Mistos Sculpture, then find something for the whole family at Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo, and then admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona visit 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 difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Barcelona is 9 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
The Magic Fountain ©
The Magic Fountain
Joan Miro Foundation ©
Joan Miro Foundation

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Lonja del Monasterio (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial), Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more) and Museo Del Vino (in Navalcarnero). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, sample the tasty concoctions at Compania de Cervezas del Valle del Kahs, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena.

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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, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

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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