12 days in Spain & Andorra Itinerary

12 days in Spain & Andorra Itinerary

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12 days in Spain & Andorra Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Malta
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Malta

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit El Barri Gòtic and Casa Batllo for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Museo Picasso. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning app .

Valletta, Malta to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Valletta in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Andorra la Vella trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Andorra la Vella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Granada.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sant Joan de Caselles
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Sant Joan de Caselles ©
Sant Joan de Caselles

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and then admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Granada travel planner .

Getting from Andorra la Vella to Granada by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
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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.
On the 10th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Granada to Seville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Family-friendly places like Royal Palace of Madrid and Retiro Park will thrill your kids. Popular historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Madrid, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

1
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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda, then contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, and then meet the residents at City of the Arts and Sciences.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Valencia road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Valencia hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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City of the Arts and Sciences ©
City of the Arts and Sciences
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

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