13 days in Iberia Itinerary

13 days in Iberia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip planner

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Madrid, Train to Valencia
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Valencia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Andujar
— 1 night
Drive
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Jaen
— 1 night
Drive
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Granada
— 1 night
Drive
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Murcia
— 1 night
Drive
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Valencia
— 2 nights
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Train to Nuevos Ministerios, Fly to New York JFK, Train to Albany

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Valencia

— 4 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Get some historical perspective at Castell de Xativa and Ermita Santa Lucia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Museu Faller de Valencia. Go for a jaunt from Valencia to Benicasim to see Parque Natural del Desierto de las Palmas about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, and admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Valencia trip itinerary planning website.

Albany, USA to Valencia is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Albany to Valencia, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albany in October, things will get a bit warmer in Valencia: highs are around 78°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Andujar.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Andujar

— 1 night
Andújar is a Spanish municipality of 38,539 people (2005) in the province of Jaén, in Andalusia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): walk around Cercado del Cipres, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Nuestra Senora Virgen de la Cabeza, and then get outside with Turismo verde guias de naturaleza.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Andujar journey tool.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Andujar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Valencia in October since evenings lows in Andujar dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jaen.

Things to do in Andujar

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Jaen

— 1 night
Jaén is a city in south-central Spain. On the 27th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Bartolome.

To see reviews and tourist information, read Jaen day trip planning site.

You can drive from Andujar to Jaen in an hour. October in Jaen sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Jaen

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Anton, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada travel route planner.

Drive from Jaen to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Murcia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites

Murcia

— 1 night
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). Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Miguel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de San Juan de Dios, examine the collection at Museo De La Catedral Cabildo De Murcia, then steep yourself in history at Episcopal Palace of Murcia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Santa Maria, and finally examine the collection at Santa Clara Monastery & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Estacion de Zaraiche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Santa Ana, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Paso Blanco.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Murcia trip planner.

Drive from Granada to Murcia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in October, expect Murcia to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Murcia

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Valencia

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, then take an in-depth tour of Valencia Museum of History, and then browse the exhibits of Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip planner.

Drive from Murcia to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks