13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Albany
+3
Train + Fly + Subway + Train:  17​h
1
Valencia
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Andujar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Jaen
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Murcia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Valencia
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Subway + Fly + Train:  17​h
End: Albany

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Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Parc Natural del Montgó. Museu Faller de Valencia and Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Valencia side-trips: Castell de Xativa (in Xativa), Parque Natural del Desierto de las Palmas (in Benicasim) and Ermita Santa Lucia (in Alcossebre). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats and admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip itinerary planning website .

Albany, USA to Valencia is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Albany to Valencia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albany in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Valencia: highs are around 78°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Andujar.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Javea, Parque Natural del Desierto de las Palmas, Castell de Xativa, Ermita Santa Lucia
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Castell de Xativa ©
Castell de Xativa
Parc Natural del Montgó ©
Parc Natural del Montgó
Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
Andujar

Andujar ©
Andújar is a Spanish municipality of 38,539 people (2005) in the province of Jaén, in Andalusia. On the 26th (Mon), stroll around Cercado del Cipres, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Nuestra Senora Virgen de la Cabeza, and then head outdoors with Turismo verde guias de naturaleza.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Andujar trip planner.

Drive from Valencia to Andujar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Valencia in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Andujar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jaen.

Things to do in Andujar

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Cercado del Cipres ©
Cercado del Cipres
Casa Palacio Ninos Don Gome ©
Casa Palacio Ninos Don Gome

1
night
Jaen

Jaen ©
Jaén is a city in south-central Spain. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Bartolome.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Jaen road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Andujar to Jaen takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Granada.

Things to do in Jaen

Historic Sites
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Iglesia de San Bartolome ©
Iglesia de San Bartolome

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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 28th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Anton, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Jaen to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Murcia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

1
night
Murcia

Murcia ©
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Miguel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de San Juan de Dios, examine the collection at Museo De La Catedral Cabildo De Murcia, then admire the landmark architecture of Episcopal Palace of Murcia, then explore the world behind art at Cathedral de Santa Maria, and finally examine the collection at Santa Clara Monastery & Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Estacion de Zaraiche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Santa Ana, and then examine the collection at Museo Paso Blanco.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Murcia vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Granada to Murcia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, Murcia is a bit warmer than Granada - with highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Murcia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo Paso Blanco
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Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria
Museo Paso Blanco ©
Museo Paso Blanco
Templo de San Juan de Dios ©
Templo de San Juan de Dios

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Valencia

Valencia ©
On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, then get engrossed in the history at Valencia Museum of History, and then categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

For where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Valencia trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Murcia to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Real monasterio de Santa Maria ©
Real monasterio de Santa Maria
Valencia Museum of History ©
Valencia Museum of History

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