13 days in Granada, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Fly to Malaga, Bus to Granada
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Granada
— 3 nights
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Madrid
— 5 nights
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Granada — 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Balcony of Europe, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, take a stroll through Albayzin, and admire the natural beauty at Patio de los Arrayanes.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Granada is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Granada due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Riyadh in December: high temperatures in Granada hover around 15°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid — 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Museo del Greco, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madrid travel route builder site.

Getting from Granada to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Madrid are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and stop by Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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