11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, get your game on at The Witching Hour Room Escape, and walk around Parc Guell.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel route planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Barcelona is 9 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 59°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seville road trip planning website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time 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
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 29th (Sun), explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, then get great views at Mirador Paseo Blas Infante, and finally get outside with Ronda Dressage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Cortijo Los Aguilares, do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ronda tour planner .

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Ronda are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Parks Outdoors
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Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, get your game on at Formula Racing, hit the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, and test your team's savvy at EXIT Madrid.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid planner .

Take a train from Ronda to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ronda in December: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 54°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Winter Sports Parks
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza de Oriente ©
Plaza de Oriente

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