12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
+2
Fly + bus + train:  13​h 15​min
1
Cordoba
— 1 day
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Corralejo, Fuerteventura
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Barcelona
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
day
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 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, don't miss a visit to Roman Bridge, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba travel route planner .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Cordoba is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is 5 hours. While traveling from San Juan, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

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 19th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then get engrossed in the history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then browse the exhibits of Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and finally take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Seville holiday maker site .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Seville sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Corralejo.

Things to do in Seville

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

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 21st (Wed), kick back and relax at El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons, then stop by komodo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural de Corralejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): stop by Pirates and Dolls, stop by Books Cards & Things, then look for gifts at Azucena, Natural Jewels Fuerteventura, then explore the striking landscape at Corralejo Dunes, and finally look for gifts at Mediterraneo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Corralejo itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Corralejo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In November, Corralejo is a bit warmer than Seville - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Corralejo

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

El Cotillo
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El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons ©
El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Parque Natural de Corralejo ©
Parque Natural de Corralejo
Corralejo Dunes ©
Corralejo Dunes

2
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, browse the different shops at Boulevard El Faro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Amadores, and finally browse the different shops at Yumbo Centrum. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Las Canteras, then explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas, and then stop by Compania de la Galleta.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Maspalomas day trip planner.

Fly from Corralejo to Maspalomas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Meloneras, Playa de Amadores, Las Canteras Beach
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas
Dunas de Maspalomas ©
Dunas de Maspalomas

1
night
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take in the pleasant sights at Passeig de Gracia, then take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona travel website .

Getting from Maspalomas to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maspalomas to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in November, expect Barcelona to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Gran Via and then examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip builder app .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in November, with highs in Madrid at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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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