12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  13​h
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
2
Seville
— 2 nights
3
Madrid
— 3 nights
4
Valencia
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planning website .

Charlotte, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Barcelona is 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla. On the next day, 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.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz & Catedral Primada). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and finally hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral and then meet the residents at Bioparc Valencia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Valencia itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Valencia, with lows of 65°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia

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