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15-DAY ITINERARY

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01/

Travel to Barcelona, Spain

  • Evening flight, arrive late afternoon, Barcelona, Spain

  • Check-in to lodging, rest

02/

Train to Madrid + 1/2 Day Madrid

  • Morning:

    • Travel by high-speed rail 

    • Check-in Air BnB, grocery shop

  • Afternoon:

    • Queen Sofia Arts Center

    • Fuente de Neptuno

    • Plaza de Cibeles

    • Retiro Park

    • Prado Museum

03/

Madrid

  • Morning:

    • Coffee in Plaza Mayor

    • Free Walking Tour

  • Afternoon:

    • Royal Palace of Madrid

    • Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena

    • Plaza de Oriente

    • Mercado San Miguel

04/

Travel by Train to Seville + 1/2 Day Seville

  • Early train to Seville

  • Check-in/drop bags, grocery shop

  • Real Alcazar 

  • Seville Cathedral 

  • Iglesia del Divino Salvador

TIP: Our plane tickets were inexpensive but roundtrip from Barcelona. Save time (but not money), by flying into Madrid and out of Barcelona.

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TIP:  You can spend a whole afternoon at the Prado. As we had been there before on a previous trip, we stayed for just a couple hours.

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05/

Seville

  • Free Walking Tour of Central Seville

  • Plaza de Espana

  • Parque de Maria Luisa

  • Bario Santa Cruz

  • Flamenco Show

06/

Day Trip - Granada

Travel by early train to Granada

Free Walking Tour

Alhambra

Return to Seville

07/

Day Trip - Córdoba

Travel by early train to Córdoba.

Free Walking Tour

Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba

Roman Bridge 

Royal Stables of Córdoba

Return to Seville

08/

Travel by Train Pamplona +

1/2 Day Pamplona

  • Early train to Pamplona from Seville (6 hour trip)

  • Check-in Air BnB, grocery shop

  • Late Afternoon

    • Rest and relax

  • Evening
    • Head out to enjoy Pamplona's night life​​
       

TIP: This is a long day and some people may opt to just stay in Granada overnight. We prefer instead to stay in as few Air BnB's as possible as they become a home away from home while traveling.

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09/

Day Trip to Roncesvalles

  • Hike all or a part of the 26 km Roncesvalles-Zubiri stage of the Camino de Santiago

  • Enjoy the Basque countryside 

10/

Day Trip to Biarritz & San Sebastian

  • Rent a car and drive to Biarritz

    • Les Halles (Basque market)

    • Port des Pecheurs (Fisherman’s Port)

    • Rocher de la Vierge

    • La Cote des Basques

  • Drive to San Sebastian

    • La Concha Beach​

    • Iglesia de San Vicente

    • Plaza de la Constitucion

    • Monte Urgull

11/

Day Trip to Olite + 

1/2 Day Pamplona

  • Early train to Olite (30 min)

    • Visit ​Royal Palace of Olite

  • Return to Pamplona:

    • ​Plaza de Toros

    • Town Hall

    • Plaza del Castillo

    • Fortress Walls of Pamplona

12/

Travel to Barcelona +

1/2 Day Barcelona

  • Early departure - travel to Barcelona

  • Check-in AirBnB, grocery shop

  • Camp Nou

  • Gracia Neighborhood & Park Guell

TIP: Driving in the Basque countryside is easy. You can rent a car for Days 9 and 10 in Pamplona for a modest cost right at the train station. Remember to bring change for toll roads.

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TIP: Camp Nou, FC Barcelona's home stadium, is easily accessible by Barcelona's great Metro system. 

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13/

Day Trip to Montserrat

  • Travel by train to Montserrat

  • Funicular ride to Mountain Monastery 

14/

Barcelona 

  • Sagrada Familia

  • Free Walking Tour

  • Olympic and Sports Museum

  • Casa Batilo  

  • Passeig de Gracia

  • Casa Leo i Morera 

  • Evening in Barceloneta Beach area
     

15/

Travel Day - Home

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