12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Malaga
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Manila, Philippines to Barcelona is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in August, expect Barcelona to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Granada.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
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 6th (Tue), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then admire the striking features of Alhambra. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Carrera del Darro, then look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), then make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Granada tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Granada: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
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Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, then make a trip to Puerto de Málaga, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center, walk around Parque De La Paloma, then examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de Malaga, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

Before you visit Malaga, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in August, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Seville.

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Balcon de Europa, Parque De La Paloma
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Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga

2
nights
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 10th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip app .

Take a bus from Malaga to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

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Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

2
nights
Valencia

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 12th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen. On your second day here, wander the streets of Casco Antiguo, make a trip to Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat), pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Valencia online journey planner .

You can fly from Seville to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

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Jardi del Turia ©
Jardi del Turia

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