11 days in Dubai & Spain Itinerary

11 days in Dubai & Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Dubai & Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Salamanca, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then do some rugged touring at local off-road trails.

For maps and tourist information, read Dubai online trip maker .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. October in Dubai sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Off-Road & ATV Trails
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 23rd (Wed), stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Fly from Dubai to Barcelona in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get much colder in Barcelona: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Lope de Vega Museum, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Salamanca.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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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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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), pause for some serene contemplation at Ieronimus, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), then get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Salamanca vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Madrid to Salamanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Salamanca. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

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Seville, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seville sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in October, expect Seville to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

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

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
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 29th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de los Aljibes, then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Granada online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Seville to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Granada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa de Muro and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Alcudia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Cuevas del Drach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Tramuntana, and then step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca tour planning tool .

Fly from Granada to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cuevas del Drach, Serra de Tramuntana, Playa de Muro, Playa de Alcudia
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Playa de Muro ©
Playa de Muro
Serra de Tramuntana ©
Serra de Tramuntana
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver

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