12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 2 nights
3
Granada
— 1 night
4
Ronda
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Jacksonville

2
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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, don't miss a visit to Magic Fountain (Font Magica), and see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday planner.

Jacksonville, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Barcelona is 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jacksonville in October: highs in Barcelona hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then explore the activities along Retiro Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Puerta del Sol, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planner .

You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Photography Tours

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ronda road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Ronda sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
nights
Seville

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 19th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip planning site .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

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

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