12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Seville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Nerja
— 4 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Montreal

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.
Popular historic sites such as El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Museo Picasso. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and stroll through Park Guell.

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Montreal, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Barcelona. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in September, with highs in Barcelona at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip site .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

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
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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 24th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Cruz, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seville journey planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
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. Visit Playa El Salon and Playa de la Alberquilla for some beach relaxation. Alhambra and Church of El Salvador will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Nerja to Granada to see Iglesia de San Miguel Bajo about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Torrecilla, don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, explore the striking landscape at Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo, and indulge your taste buds at Moin Moin Nerja / Deutsche Backerei.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip planner.

You can drive from Seville to Nerja in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nerja are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Granada
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

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