12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Seville
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
5
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Dubai

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Barcelona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In March, Barcelona is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Cerralbo. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Madrid road trip app.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in April, you will find days in Seville are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote

Puerto Del Carmen ©
One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes, then examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Los Hervideros, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montana Roja, then kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Flamingo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Puerto Del Carmen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Puerto Del Carmen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seville in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Puerto Del Carmen. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique
Scuba & Snorkeling
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach

3
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Casa de Colon, stroll through Las Canteras Beach, then contemplate the long history of Vegueta, and finally Head underground at Barranco de Guayadeque. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maspalomas online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Puerto Del Carmen to Maspalomas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In April in Maspalomas, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Mogan, Playa de Amadores, Barranco de Guayadeque
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Las Canteras Beach ©
Las Canteras Beach
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

Similar Plans

14 days in Spain, Albufeira & Lisbon BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, teens, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Spain BY A USER FROM INDIA June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Spain BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Spain BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Spain BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Spain BY A USER FROM INDIA March, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Spain BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Spain BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans