13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  17 h
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Portland

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Attractions like Retiro Park and Royal Palace of Madrid make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Casco Historico de Toledo and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Mirador del Valle (in Toledo) and Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

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Portland, USA to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. When traveling from Portland in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Toledo, Alcazar of Segovia
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, take in the views from Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect Seville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 61°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana) ©

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Coves de Sant Josep, examine the collection at City of the Arts and Sciences, and then ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office (Edificio de Correos y Telegrafos). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Chocolates Comes Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Valencia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Valencia sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Coves de Sant Josep, Chocolates Comes Museum
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Coves de Sant Josep ©
Coves de Sant Josep
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia

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.
Kids will enjoy Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Ciutadella Park. Explore hidden gems such as Tibidabo Amusement Park and Photography Tours. There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, make a trip to Placa Espanya, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip tool .

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in January, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo ©
Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo

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