13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Valencia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Generalife, then admire the striking features of Royal Chapel of Granada, then steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take a stroll through Albayzin. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada travel route planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Granada is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Granada is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in January, expect Granada to be a bit cooler, temps between 14°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Room Escape Games
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Metropol Parasol, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seville day trip tool .

Drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seville, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral Primada in Toledo--about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, walk around Parque del Retiro, and explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in January, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 12°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
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 13th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Valencia trip builder website .

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Valencia reach 20°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
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 parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, get your game on at Simuteca, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip website .

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in January, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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