12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife ©
The lively port of Santa Cruz offers the convenience of a modern city while maintaining its laid-back island appeal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz de Tenerife: ARTlandya (in Icod de los Vinos), El Artesano (in El Medano) and Loro Parque (in Puerto de la Cruz). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Siam Park, take in the awesome beauty at Teide National Park, get in on the excitement at Bubble Soccer Tenerife, and delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Sentidos.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz de Tenerife driving holiday planner .

Mumbai, India to Santa Cruz de Tenerife is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Santa Cruz de Tenerife is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

El Artesano, ARTlandya, Loro Parque, Teide National Park, Siam Park
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ARTlandya ©
ARTlandya
Siam Park ©
Siam Park
Loro Parque ©
Loro Parque

3
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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, then admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Madrid travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Cruz de Tenerife in December, you will find days in Madrid are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to PortAventura in Salou--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online vacation builder .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

PortAventura
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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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