8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Madrid
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
End: Madrid

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madrid road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Madrid. In May in Madrid, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Seville

Seville ©
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.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, then admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Santa Marta.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Madrid in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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