8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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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 16th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room, then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and then contemplate the long history of Court of the Lions.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip website.

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Santa Marta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de España.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seville holiday builder.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Seville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parque del Retiro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid visit website.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Seville in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Spain travel guide

Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.