12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Phoenix

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. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid online attractions planner .

Phoenix, USA to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in June, things will get cooler in Madrid: highs are around 87°F and lows about 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Ronda.

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
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 7th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally wander the streets of Old City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with Caballos y Vino, take in the dramatic scenery at Cueva del Gato, and then get great views at Puente Nuevo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ronda vacation planner .

Take a train from Madrid to Ronda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Ronda, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Trails Tours
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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 9th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner .

Take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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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
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 striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, shop like a local with La Boqueria, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planning app .

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Seville in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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