13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

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

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planner .

Paris, France to Barcelona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (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

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 13th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then make a trip to Plaza de España, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seville tour website .

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in January: high temperatures in Seville hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

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

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: do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, explore by horseback at Caballos y Vino, and take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda itinerary planner .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Parks Wineries
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
Ascari ©
Ascari

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 18th (Sat), take a stroll through Albayzin, then stop by Munira, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, take an unorthodox tour of El Reino Escape Room, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and finally step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Granada holiday planner .

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ronda in January; daily highs in Granada reach 14°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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