11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Barcelona
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Valencia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
4
Seville
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Malaga
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
7
Marbella
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Newark

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, visit El Barri Gòtic, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Newark, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 12th (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, then kick back and relax at Playa de Muro, then kick back and relax at Playa de Alcudia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castell de Bellver. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Parc Natural de Mondrago, then make a trip to Passeig des Born, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Tramuntana.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Alcudia, Playa de Muro, Serra de Tramuntana, Playa del Puerto de Pollensa, Parc Natural de Mondrago
Highlights from your plan
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa del Puerto de Pollensa
Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Playa de Alcudia ©
Playa de Alcudia

1
night
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 14th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Torres de Serranos, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Faller de Valencia.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Valencia trip planner.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Valencia are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen
Torres de Serranos ©
Torres de Serranos

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 15th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de España.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seville travel route planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador ©
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja, then steep yourself in history at La Madraza, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Granada road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Granada when traveling from Seville in September, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Jerome Monastery
Saint Jerome Monastery
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

1
night
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 17th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Malaga trip planner.

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in September, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Marbella

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Avenida del Mar, and finally wander the streets of Marbella Old Town. On the next day, do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Marbella trip itinerary maker website .

Take a bus from Malaga to Marbella in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Marbella are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Avenida del Mar ©
Avenida del Mar

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