12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Granada
— 1 night
3
Ronda
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
El Barri Gòtic and Park Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia for their historical value. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, and take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online travel planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Barcelona is 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in October: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
night
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 12th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Generalife and then steep yourself in history at Alhambra.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Granada day trip tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Granada is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 13th (Sat), do a tasting at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, stop by La Tienda de Trinidad, wander the streets of Old City, then look for gifts at ArtesamArt, and finally examine the collection at Museo Lara.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ronda day trip planning site .

Drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

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Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto ©
Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto
Old City ©
Old City
Museo Lara ©
Museo Lara

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 14th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana. On your second day here, stop by Sangrespanola, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and El Rastro. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Estacion de Atocha, shop like a local with Gran Via, and stop by Casa Vega.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in October, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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