12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

Binu Abraham

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Route & dates

1
Barcelona
— 6 nights
2
Madrid
— 4 nights

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 Palace of Catalan Music, Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Camp Nou. Kids will appreciate attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip maker site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Barcelona. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get cooler in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for 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 Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Prado National Museum and Parque del Retiro. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Catedral Primada & MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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