12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  13​h
1
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Malaga
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Zaragoza
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Newark

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.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Las Duenas. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Iglesia Colegial del Salvador are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the striking features of Catedral de Sevilla, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary builder website .

Newark, USA to Seville is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Seville due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in October: high temperatures in Seville hover around 78°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

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.
On the 1st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba online tour planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Cordoba sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

1
night
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Colección del Museo Ruso, see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and finally contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cordoba in November since evenings lows in Malaga dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Cathedral of Avila. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and The Walls of Avila. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Madrid online visit planner .

Getting from Malaga to Madrid by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Malaga in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avila, Catedral Primada, Alcazar of Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

1
night
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra.

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Zaragoza in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Zaragoza, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia

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 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, then get to know the fascinating history of Carrer Montcada, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona holiday builder .

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Barcelona sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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