12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 2 nights
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Seville
— 2 nights
Fly to Almería International Airport, Drive to Nijar
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Nijar
— 1 night
Drive to Almería International Airport, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
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Gijon
— 2 nights
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Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planning app.

Miami, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Miami in July since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.

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Seville

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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 (Sat): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): experience the excitement of Isla Magica.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seville itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Seville, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nijar.

Things to do in Seville

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Nijar

— 1 night
Níjar is a Spanish municipality in the province of Almería, Andalusia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Playa del Barronal.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nijar online holiday maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seville to Nijar. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seville in July: highs in Nijar hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nijar

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Barcelona

— 3 nights

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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nijar to Barcelona. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Gijon.

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Gijon

— 2 nights
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. On the 12th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Senda el Rinconin-La Nora, take in the pleasant sights at Senda Del Cervigon, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gijon trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Gijon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect Gijon to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Gijon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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 Almeria travel guide

3.7
Beaches · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Perhaps most famous for its arid, desolate landscape, the Province of Almería is the driest area in the country and has provided the backdrop to over a dozen western films. The region draws tourists from all over the world with its exceptional location on the Mediterranean coast, quaint inland villages, and the highest annual hours of sunlight in Europe. The region’s many nature reserves are attractive to hikers, while explorers will enjoy its many archaeological sites.