7 days in Spain Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Barcelona is 6 hours. In August in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Begur.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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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 Platja Cala Aiguablava, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aigua Xelida, then stroll through Cala de l'Illa Roja, and finally stroll through Playa Sa Riera. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playas de Calella, enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Port Bo, then see some colorful creatures with Poseidon Calella, and finally kick back and relax at La playa de Tamariu.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Begur trip planner.

Drive from Barcelona to Begur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 64°F in Begur. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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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 31st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Begur to Madrid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Begur in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.