12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Granada
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Athens

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary builder website .

Athens, Greece to Madrid is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Madrid is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Athens in October since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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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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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 28th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seville online trip maker .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Seville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo. On the next day, admire the striking features of Casa Don Bosco, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ronda day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Ronda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Wineries Nature
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Wine Tours & Tastings
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

1
night
Granada

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 1st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then enjoy some diversion at El Reino Escape Room.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Granada day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Granada sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room

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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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planner .

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Granada in November, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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