12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Seville
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Barcelona, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seville trip planning app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. October in Seville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in October: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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