13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
We've included these beaches for you: Platja mar menuda and Playa Sa Riera. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Begur (Cala de l'Illa Roja & Platja Fonda), Playa Santa Maria de Llorell (in Tossa de Mar) and Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta.

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Cairo, Egypt to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Barcelona. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in June, with highs in Barcelona at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Madrid.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Madrid — 4 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas, Catedral Primada, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries
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Cordoba — 2 nights

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 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Cordoba hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Seville.
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods
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Seville — 2 nights

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 8th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ceramicas Sevilla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

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Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in July, you will find days in Seville are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries
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Spain travel guide

Beaches · Architectural Buildings · 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.

Andalucia travel guide

Historic Sites · Castles · Landmarks
A region of geographic contrasts, Andalucía is home to ancient cities, sun-warmed beaches, deserts, and mountains. Spanning almost the entire southern section of Spain, it boasts a rich Moorish heritage, with numerous outstanding examples of Islamic architecture. Today, it’s a popular vacation destination for European tourists drawn to the modern resorts of Costa del Sol, but these beachside hotel complexes don’t overshadow Andalucía’s fascinating history. Numerous secluded corners of the coast remain unblemished by crowds. Farther inland, in cozy villages frozen in time, the local bar is the center of all activity, and farmers are the unofficial tour guides.