18 days in Iberia

18 days in Iberia

Chad Valchar

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American Airlines AA 134 + British Airways BA 470
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Vueling Airlines vy2111
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Renfe 08694
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Cordoba, Spain
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
White Airways TP1101
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
IBERIA A320
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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 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.
Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ciutat Vella and Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA. Step out of Barcelona to go to Santa Coloma de Cervello and see Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, stroll around Parc Guell, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Barcelona at 59°F and lows at 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Malaga.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Malaga, Spain

— 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and then make a trip to La Calle Larios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soak in style at Arab Baths Hammam Al Andalus Malaga, then delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To plan Malaga vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Fly from Barcelona to Malaga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Malaga are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Wineries · Spas · Historic Sites · Tours
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Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

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): contemplate the long history of Court of the Lions.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada holiday maker website.

Drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Malaga in December; daily highs in Granada reach 56°F and lows reach 36°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

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Seville, Spain

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Fri), look for gifts at Productos de la Sierra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Caridad.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in December, Seville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 45°F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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Cordoba, Spain

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Roman Bridge, Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and Historic Centre of Cordoba. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and then delve into the distant past at Roman Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba vacation planning app.

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in December, Cordoba is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

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Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

Plan my Seville trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cordoba in December since evenings lows in Seville dip to 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Lisbon.

Things to do in Seville

Neighborhoods
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Castelo de S. Jorge and Belém Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Rua Augusta and Rossio Square. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Colombo and stop by Mercado de Campo de Ourique.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online trip maker.

Fly from Seville to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Igreja do Carmo and Museu de Arte Sacra da Igreja de Santo Ildefonso. Get a sense of the local culture at Palacio da Bolsa and Cockburn’s Port Wine Lodge. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Bom Sucesso and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Porto online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in December, and nighttime lows around 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries · Spas

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