12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 1 night
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Cordoba
— 1 night
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Granada
— 1 night
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Seville
— 2 nights
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Cadiz
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid
— 3 nights

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Madrid

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, Church of San Ginés, Templo de Debod, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Ginés. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardines de Sabatini, stroll around Campo del Moro, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then head outdoors with Plaza del Callao, and finally take a stroll through Gran Via.

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If you are flying in from Chile, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Cordoba

— 1 night

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.
You've added Calahorra Tower, Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba travel route planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Granada

— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Chapel of Granada as well as Mirador de San Nicolas.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Granada, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Seville

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Archivo General de Indias, Casa Palacio de Las Duenas and Torre Giralda. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally stop by Barrio Santa Cruz.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Seville itinerary builder website.

Drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Cadiz

— 3 nights
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Your list of things to see and do now includes Playa de Los Bateles, Playa de Santa Maria del Mar, Playa Victoria, and other attractions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cadiz: Playa de la Barrosa (in Chiclana de la Frontera), Playa de Zahara (in Zahara de los Atunes) and Playa de Bolonia (in Tarifa). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, and contemplate the long history of Oatorio de San Felipe Neri.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cadiz online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Seville to Cadiz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in August, expect nights in Cadiz to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Cadiz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Your list of things to see and do now includes Plaza de Santa Ana, Congreso de los Diputados, Fuente de Neptuno, and other attractions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Catedral Primada). Enjoy Madrid some more: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cadiz to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Cadiz in August, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C).

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.