10 days in Spain Itinerary

10 days in Spain Itinerary

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10 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  9​h
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Toledo
— 1 night
fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Madrid

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Monasterio de la Encarnacion, Plaza Mayor, Prado National Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park, see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de la Encarnacion, and finally make a trip to Gran Via. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Templo de Debod, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, then don't miss a visit to Puerta de Alcala, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Madrid trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Chicago, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Madrid. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in Madrid at 67°F and lows at 47°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Iglesia del Salvador, Fly Toledo and Synagogue of Saint Mary the White. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, kick your exploration up a notch at Fly Toledo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, explore the world behind art at Church of Santo Tomé, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Salvador, and finally make a trip to Catedral Primada.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Toledo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Toledo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Adventure
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Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

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.
You've added Torre Giralda, Casa de Pilatos, Basilica de la Macarena, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, make a trip to Metropol Parasol, admire the striking features of Casa de Pilatos, then steep yourself in history at Seville Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Espana, admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then explore the galleries of Archivo General de Indias, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seville road trip planning site .

Take a train from Toledo to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Toledo in April, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seville in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

2
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Alcaiceria, Cathedral and Royal Chapel, La Ermita de San Miguel Alto, and other attractions. On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Royal Chapel, browse the eclectic array of goods at Alcaiceria, take an in-depth tour of Casa de Castril, then wander the streets of Sacromonte, then don't miss a visit to La Ermita de San Miguel Alto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza Nueva, explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then examine the collection at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip maker website .

Drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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