12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Cordoba
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Boston

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ciutat Vella and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barri de Gracia, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

Boston, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in October, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 73°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

1
night
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 27th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Sant Rafel, then take a stroll through Dalt Vila, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle of Ibiza.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cala Comte
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Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, don't miss a visit to Calleja del Panuelo, then examine the collection at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, and finally gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Estadio Nuevo Arcangel, see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Almodovar, and finally don't miss a visit to Cairuan Street.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Cordoba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Ibiza Town in October, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are slightly colder (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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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.
On the 30th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, then see the interesting displays at Hospital de los Venerables, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, and finally see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Seville are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seville in October, with highs in Madrid at 73°F and lows at 53°F. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

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