7 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Madrid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Begur.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Begur — 2 nights

Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Sa Conca, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala del Senyor Ramon, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala de l'Illa Roja, enjoy the sand and surf at Aigua Xelida, then stroll through La playa de Tamariu, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Port Bo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playas de Calella.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Begur road trip planning website.

Fly from Madrid to Begur in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for slightly colder days in Begur, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Barcelona.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Barcelona — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas and then wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Begur to Barcelona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Begur in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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Spain travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.