11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Seville
— 1 night
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Do some cultural sightseeing at El Faro de Maspalomas and Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. We've included these beaches for you: Playa de Amadores and Playa de Las Canteras. Step out of Maspalomas with an excursion to Vegueta in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas, explore the striking landscape at Los Azulejos de Veneguera, and meet the residents at Palmitos Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas road trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Maspalomas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Maspalomas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Maspalomas hover around 25°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, Los Azulejos de Veneguera
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Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Vegueta ©
Vegueta

1
night
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 2nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Seville Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seville trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Seville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Maspalomas to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in April, Seville is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador ©
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in April, you will find days in Cordoba are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum and then explore the activities along Retiro Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planning website .

Getting from Cordoba to Madrid by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cordoba in April, you will find days in Madrid are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

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
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

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

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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