13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Granada
— 2 nights
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Cordoba
— 1 night
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Madrid
— 3 nights

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Barcelona

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.
Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and walk around Ciutadella Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Granada

Granada ©

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Alhambra, contemplate the long history of Plaza de los Aljibes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, and finally test your problem-solving skills at El Reino Escape Room. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and then wander the streets of Albayzin.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in December since evenings lows in Granada dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

1
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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 27th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cordoba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Calahorra Tower ©
Calahorra Tower

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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Bring the kids along to Prado National Museum and Parque del Retiro. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, hit the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, test your problem-solving skills at EXIT Madrid, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Cordoba in December, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 37°F, while days are slightly colder, around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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