19 days in Spain Itinerary

19 days in Spain Itinerary

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19 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Granada
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Malaga
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
5
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
6
Zaragoza
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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 13th (Fri), wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and finally don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas. On the next day, stroll around Parc Guell and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Barcelona is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manila in December, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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, walk around Parque del Retiro, browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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 18th (Wed): look for gifts at Munira, then admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, and then contemplate the long history of Alhambra. On the next day, wander the streets of Albayzin, contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Granada day trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Granada are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
night
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Puerto de Málaga, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Malaga tour planning site .

Getting from Granada to Malaga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Granada in December: high temperatures in Malaga hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Room Escape Games
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga

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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville travel planner .

Take a bus from Malaga to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Seville sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to El Tubo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia.

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

Traveling by train from Seville to Zaragoza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Zaragoza is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Room Escape Games
Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia

5
nights
Barcelona

Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to PortAventura in Salou, about 1h 30 min away. Explore Barcelona further: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll around Ciutadella Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona journey maker website .

Getting from Zaragoza to Barcelona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zaragoza in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

PortAventura
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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