13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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Fly
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Marbella
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Valencia
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Barcelona
— 2 nights
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Madrid

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 24th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then look for gifts at Alma de Julian Becerro, and finally head outdoors with Picnic Madrid.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madrid attractions planner.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

2
nights
Cordoba

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Roman Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower, admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

3
nights
Marbella

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, then take an exotic tour of Born to be Wild, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, then walk around Parque De La Paloma, and finally get to know the resident critters at Bioparc.

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

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Marbella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in June: highs in Marbella hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

3
nights
Valencia

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Valencia Cathedral. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanografic Valencia, contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Valencia trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Marbella to Valencia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

2
nights
Barcelona

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 3rd (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On your second day here, stop by Las Ramblas, then walk around Parc Guell, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planning site.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Barcelona are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.