11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: McAllen
Fly:  20​h
1
Barcelona
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  3​h
5
Toledo
— 1 day
train:  1​h
6
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Bilbao
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Barcelona
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: McAllen

1
night
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 Parc Guell. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then make a trip to Las Ramblas, and finally ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday maker .

McAllen, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from McAllen in October: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 73°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Madraza, Royal Chapel of Granada and Alcaiceria. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Carrera del Darro and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Granada itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Granada is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
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.
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seville, with lows around 61°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Torre Giralda ©
Torre Giralda

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.
You've added Jewish Quarter (Juderia), Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally snap pictures at Roman Bridge.

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You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Toledo.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

1
day
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
You've now added Windmills to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, then don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle, and then make a trip to Windmills.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Toledo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in October: highs in Toledo hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Windmills
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Mirador del Valle ©
Mirador del Valle
Windmills ©
Windmills

2
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 Plaza Mayor as well as Puerta del Sol.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid vacation builder tool .

Getting from Toledo to Madrid by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Madrid are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

few
hours
Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): wander the streets of Casco Viejo and then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bilbao online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Madrid to Bilbao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bilbao are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

1
night
San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

1
night
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
On the 26th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parc de Montjuic ©
Parc de Montjuic

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