15 days in Spain Itinerary

15 days in Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  28​h
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Salamanca
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Palace of Madrid and Prado National Museum. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Casa de Campo. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, take a stroll through Gran Via, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour itinerary maker tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Madrid is minus 9 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salamanca.

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
night
Salamanca

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at Museo de la Historia de Automocion, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), then steep yourself in history at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and finally steep yourself in history at Salamanca,Casco Historico.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salamanca trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Salamanca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Salamanca. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
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Salamanca,Casco Historico ©
Salamanca,Casco Historico
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

3
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.
Royal Alcázar of Seville and Plaza de España will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Catedral de Sevilla and Barrio Santa Cruz capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seville trip builder tool .

Drive from Salamanca to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salamanca in December, with highs in Seville at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, make a trip to Roman Bridge, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cordoba are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

2
nights
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 5th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Royal Chapel, stroll through Generalife, then wander the streets of Albayzin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Granada day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in January, you will find days in Granada are little chillier (14°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally don't miss a visit to Placa de Sant Jaume.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online tour itinerary 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 January, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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