13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10​h
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Valencia
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
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 (Sat): steep yourself in history at Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Barri de Gracia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ciutat Vella, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary website .

Newark, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In November, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Newark - with highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrario, tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip maker .

Fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, Granada is little chillier at night with lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Generalife ©
Generalife
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then take a stroll through Triana, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral
Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally snap pictures at Roman Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cordoba planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Cordoba when traveling from Seville in November, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid, then take a stroll through Gran Via, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Santa Cruz, then wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, then explore the world behind art at Museo del Greco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cordoba in November, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
San Roman Church ©
San Roman Church

3
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pick up some local products at Mercado Colon and then wander the streets of Casco Antiguo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at City of the Arts and Sciences and then kick back and relax at Playa Gandia.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Valencia trip builder website .

Getting from Madrid to Valencia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in November, expect nights in Valencia to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. You will leave for home on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Valencia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Gandia
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
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Playa Gandia ©
Playa Gandia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
City of the Arts and Sciences ©
City of the Arts and Sciences

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