13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h
1
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Seville
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
4
Granada
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

5
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 La Boqueria, Las Ramblas, Ciutadella Park, and other attractions you added. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso and wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel itinerary 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. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), visit Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville online day trip planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, Roman Bridge and Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba holiday planning app .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seville, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites
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Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

1
night
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.
You've now added Alhambra to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary website .

Drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cordoba in September: highs in Granada hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Alhambra ©
Alhambra

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Plaza Mayor, Parque del Retiro, Puerta del Sol, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Madrid vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Madrid, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Madrid

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

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