11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Granada
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and head outdoors with Picnic Madrid.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Picnic Madrid ©
Picnic Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the striking features of Plaza de Santa Marta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville day trip website.

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 26th (Wed), walk around Alameda Del Tajo, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Del Bandolero. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ronda trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Ronda sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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 28th (Fri), look for gifts at Artesania Del Arbol, then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then steep yourself in history at Court of the Lions.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ronda to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Granada are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Court of the Lions ©
Court of the Lions
Artesania Del Arbol ©
Artesania Del Arbol

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 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip planning app.

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Granada in August, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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