12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 2 nights
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Barcelona
— 2 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Majorca
— 2 nights
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Granada
— 1 night
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights

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Madrid

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Alcazar of Segovia and Plaza Mayor will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Avila (The Four Posts & The Walls of Avila). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary maker tool.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

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Barcelona

Barcelona ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Fenals Beach, stroll around Parc Guell, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barcelona travel route planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Fenals Beach
4.4
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Neighborhood
El Barri Gòtic
4.7

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Palma de Mallorca, Majorca

Palma de Mallorca ©

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 25th (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa de Muro and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Alcudia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana and then kick back and relax at Playa del Puerto de Pollensa.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Playa de Muro
4.6
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Playa de Alcudia
4.4

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Granada

Granada ©

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.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

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Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Granada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in Granada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Maspalomas.

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Must see
Alhambra
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Mirador de San Nicolas
4.6

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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Las Canteras Beach, stroll through Playa de la Caleta, and then explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, then kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Granada to Maspalomas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Granada in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Maspalomas, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Playa de Amadores
4.4
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Playa de Mogan
4.4

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