16 days in Spain Itinerary

16 days in Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Spain Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
Toledo
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Malaga
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
Cordoba
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Kuala Lumpur

3
days
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've now added Teatro Maravillas to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional del Prado and Casa de La Panadería. Get in touch with nature at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso. Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (Old City & Catedral de Segovia). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San José.

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If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Toledo.

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Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca
Museo Nacional del Prado ©
Museo Nacional del Prado
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
day
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 14th (Wed), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta de Bisagra.

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You can take a train from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
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Museo del Greco

3
days
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Passeig de Gracia and Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. La Sagrada Familia and Casa Milà are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stroll through La Barceloneta, appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and admire the landmark architecture of Güell Palace.

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You can take a train from Toledo to Barcelona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toledo in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Granada.

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La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
Casa Batlló ©
Casa Batlló
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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day
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at Palacio de Alcazar Genil, examine the collection at Monasterio de la Concepción- Museo Conventual, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, browse the exhibits of Archive Saint John of God Museum, then examine the collection at El Palacio de los Olvidados, and finally see the interesting displays at Carmen-Museo Max Moreau.

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Fly from Barcelona to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Granada reach 14°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Malaga.

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Monasterio de la Concepcion ©
Monasterio de la Concepcion
Generalife ©
Generalife
Carmen-Museo Max Moreau ©
Carmen-Museo Max Moreau

1
day
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malaga Park, then kick back and relax at Playa de La Malagueta, and finally steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro.

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Drive from Granada to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Granada in December, with highs in Malaga at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

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Parque de Malaga ©
Parque de Malaga
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, take in the views from Roman Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, explore the world behind art at Museo Julio Romero De Torres, then admire the natural beauty at Tiered Gardens of The Alcazaba, then steep yourself in history at Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, and finally take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower.

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Getting from Malaga to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in December, things will get little chillier in Cordoba: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Seville.

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Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

3
days
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Real Alcazar and Seville Museum of Fine Arts. Get some cultural insight at Barrio Santa Cruz and Casa de Pilatos. Change things up with a short trip to Matalascanas in Almonte (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla), admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, deepen your understanding at University of Seville (Carmen's Tobacco Factory), and don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro.

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Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Seville, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night.

Things to do in Seville

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Matalascanas
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Parque Isla Magica
Parque Isla Magica
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral

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