13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Madrid
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Valencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cartagena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Tarifa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Merida
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Madrid
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 15th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Palace of Aranjuez, then admire the striking features of Palacio de Cibeles, and finally make a trip to Paseo del Prado. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Estacion de Atocha and then find something for the whole family at Parque Warner Madrid.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online sightseeing planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Madrid is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parque Warner Madrid, Royal Palace of Aranjuez
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Parque Warner Madrid ©
Parque Warner Madrid
Palacio de Cibeles ©
Palacio de Cibeles
Paseo del Prado ©
Paseo del Prado

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office (Edificio de Correos y Telegrafos), wander the streets of Casco Antiguo, then steep yourself in history at Torres de Serranos, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Gandia. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Barrio del Carmen and then hit the best photo ops around with Go Valencia Tours.

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You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Valencia

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Playa Gandia
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Playa Gandia ©
Playa Gandia
Go Valencia Tours ©
Go Valencia Tours
Casco Antiguo ©
Casco Antiguo

1
night
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Casa de la Fortuna, see the interesting displays at Punic Wall, then make a trip to Palacio Consistorial, and finally make a trip to Barrio del Foro Romano.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Valencia to Cartagena in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cartagena are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cartagena

Museums Historic Sites
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Punic Wall ©
Punic Wall
Barrio del Foro Romano ©
Barrio del Foro Romano
Palacio Consistorial ©
Palacio Consistorial

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 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrario, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Escuela Delengua.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Granada holiday website .

Drive from Cartagena to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Granada when traveling from Cartagena in June, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tarifa.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Iglesia del Sagrario ©
Iglesia del Sagrario
Escuela Delengua ©
Escuela Delengua

2
nights
Tarifa

Tarifa
As the southernmost point in Europe, Tarifa is famous for having the continent’s best windsurfing conditions, making it a well-known surfer’s paradise.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): expand your horizons at Kite Local School.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tarifa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Tarifa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Granada in June: highs in Tarifa hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 66°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Seville.

Things to do in Tarifa

Tours Adventure Outdoors

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana) and Plaza del Triunfo. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza de America, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, examine the collection at Hospital de los Venerables, and stop by Productos de la Sierra.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Tarifa to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tarifa in June: highs in Seville hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Merida.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Tobacco Factory ©
Royal Tobacco Factory
Plaza de America ©
Plaza de America

1
night
Merida

Merida ©
Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Acueducto de los Milagros, then make a trip to Templo de Diana, then steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, and finally snap pictures at Roman Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Merida trip planner.

Drive from Seville to Merida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Merida can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Templo de Diana ©
Templo de Diana

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take a stroll through Gran Via, pause for some photo ops at Plaza de Cibeles, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Cibeles, then make a trip to Paseo del Prado, then pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Alcala, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planning app .

You can drive from Merida to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gran Via ©
Gran Via
Plaza de Cibeles ©
Plaza de Cibeles
Palacio de Cibeles ©
Palacio de Cibeles

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