13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 2 nights
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Cordoba
— 2 nights
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Malaga
— 3 nights
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Valencia
— 3 nights
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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 18th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online road trip 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. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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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.
On the 20th (Sun), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, then make a trip to Roman Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba holiday planner.

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 a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Malaga

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tabacalera Building, then walk around Parque De La Paloma, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparc, and finally contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Puerto de Málaga, explore the galleries of Alcazaba, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga driving holiday site.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in June: highs in Malaga hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Valencia

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Bring the kids along to Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Oceanografic Valencia. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia, admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda, admire the natural beauty at Jardi del Turia, and hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip website.

You can fly from Malaga to Valencia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Valencia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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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 27th (Sun), visit El Barri Gòtic, then walk around Parc Guell, and then take a stroll through Las Ramblas. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online route builder.

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Valencia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Spain travel guide

4.4
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.

Province of Malaga travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Nightlife · Marinas
The Province of Málaga is best known for its string of coastal resorts with sandy beaches and seaside cafes that make for a relaxed vacation. The countryside is dotted by charming villages of Moorish origin, each with its own colorful character, history, and architecture. Its diverse landscapes also include rugged mountains. Don’t miss a chance to tour its natural wonders, including dramatic gorges, excellent walking areas, and one of Europe’s main flamingo breeding grounds.

Valencian Country travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Beaches · Flea Markets
Hugging the Mediterranean coastline, Valencian Country is one of Spain’s great agricultural districts. The region’s rich soil has been cultivated for many centuries. Arab farmers, who arrived here during the Middle Ages, introduced irrigation methods that allowed for extensive farming of rice, citrus, almonds, and dates. To this day, the area is best known as the cradle of Spanish rice cultivation. Regional ways to cook rice and incorporate it into dishes number in the hundreds. In the colorful countryside, each village features different methods of preparing that famous Spanish rice creation called paella, and no vacation here would be complete without a sample or two. Valencian paella, once the food of humble farmers, is now a symbol of Spanish cuisine that draws tourism from around the world.

Province of Barcelona travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Parks · Nightlife
One of the most developed and prosperous regions in the country, the Province of Barcelona is located in the center of Catalonia. Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees, it offers a broad range of tourist attractions and places to visit, from modern cities with distinguished cultural heritage to some of Europe’s most popular beaches. Its countryside, somewhat conquered by commercial interests, boasts Michelin-starred restaurants, award-winning vineyards, and trendy spas. In its urban centers, expect hundreds of historic sites, as well as numerous museums, galleries, bars, cafes, and shops.