12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 3 nights
2
Javea
— 2 nights
3
Elche
— 1 night
4
Nerja
— 3 nights
5
Madrid
— 2 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cala Futadera (in Tossa de Mar), Sa Cova (in Platja d'Aro) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and walk around Parc Guell.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona travel route planning app.

Athens, Greece to Barcelona is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in August, with highs in Barcelona at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Javea.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Cala Futadera, Sa Cova, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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Javea

Javea ©
Xàbia or Jávea is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Banos de la Reina en Xabia, see things from the water with Siesta Advisor, and then test your team's savvy at Project X Escape Rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala del Moraig, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala de Portixol, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Denia, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cap Prim, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Grava.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Javea online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Barcelona to Javea in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Javea can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Elche.

Things to do in Javea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Denia, Cala del Moraig
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Siesta Advisor ©
Siesta Advisor
Project X Escape Rooms ©
Project X Escape Rooms
Cala del Moraig ©
Cala del Moraig

1
night
Elche

Elche ©
Elche, or Elx, is a town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó, Spain. On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to Misteri D'Elx, head outdoors with Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally test your problem-solving skills at In Time Escape Room Santa Pola.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Elche tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Javea to Elche in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Elche

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Santa Pola
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Misteri D'Elx ©
Misteri D'Elx
Scuba & Snorkeling
In Time Escape Room Santa Pola ©
In Time Escape Room Santa Pola

3
nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Step out of Nerja with an excursion to Torrenigma Escape Room in Torre del Mar--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Aquavelis Water Park, explore the activities along Río Chíllar, kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, and stroll through Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nerja trip planner.

Getting from Elche to Nerja by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Elche in August, plan for little chillier nights in Nerja, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Torre del Mar
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Torrenigma Escape Room ©
Torrenigma Escape Room
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Aquavelis Water Park ©
Aquavelis Water Park

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parque del Retiro and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid road trip tool.

Getting from Nerja to Madrid by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Madrid, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
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Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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