13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Madrid
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Seville
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
6
Zaragoza
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Chicago

1
night
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 (Thu): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madrid journey maker.

Chicago, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, expect Madrid to be somewhat warmer, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Corralejo ©
Surrounded by a series of white sand dunes, Corralejo is tiny enough to explore on foot or bicycle.
On the 3rd (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then identify plant and animal life at Parque Natural de Corralejo. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Caleta del Marrajo and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Corralejo visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Corralejo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Corralejo is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Corralejo, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caleta del Marrajo, El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Caleta del Marrajo ©
Caleta del Marrajo

1
night
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 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Casa de Pilatos, thenstop by Barrio Santa Cruz, thensteep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de España. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, browse the exhibits of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Corralejo to Seville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Corralejo to Seville is 1 hour. Traveling from Corralejo in November, things will get a bit cooler in Seville: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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.
On the 7th (Wed), wander the streets of Albayzin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and then admire the striking features of Alhambra. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, contemplate the long history of Court of the Lions, thenadmire the natural beauty at Generalife, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada tour planner.

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Granada, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, thensnap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cordoba online itinerary builder.

Drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Granada in November: highs in Cordoba hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

1
night
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra, and finally contemplate the long history of Palacio de la Aljaferia.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zaragoza road trip planning app.

Take a train from Cordoba to Zaragoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cordoba in November, expect nights in Zaragoza to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 11th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Palau Guell, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Barcelona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Barcelona sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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