13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly
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Murcia
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Granada
— 1 night
Fly
4
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Gijon
— 2 nights
Drive to Asturias Airport, Fly to Abu Dhabi

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Barcelona

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona visit planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Barcelona, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. You will leave for Murcia on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Murcia

— 2 nights
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). On the 1st (Wed), make a trip to Misteri D'Elx and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Santa Maria. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at Fran Barahona and then explore the fascinating underground world of Canon y Canon Multiaventura.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Murcia driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Murcia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect nights in Murcia to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Granada.

Things to do in Murcia

Tours · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Granada

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada driving holiday planner.

Getting from Murcia to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Granada when traveling from Murcia in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip website.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Madrid sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Gijon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Gijon

— 2 nights
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at La Esquina de Gijon, then stroll through Senda el Rinconin-La Nora, and then admire the striking features of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gijon online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Gijon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect nights in Gijon to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.