8 days in Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

8 days in Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

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If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 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 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip maker tool.

Fly from Amsterdam to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then indulge your taste buds at Experience Box. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then explore the activities along Río Chíllar, then make a trip to Balcony of Europe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Malaga trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Malaga by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Madrid holiday site.

Getting from Malaga to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Spain travel guide

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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.
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Province of Malaga travel guide

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Nightlife · Landmarks · Marinas
The Province of Málaga is best known for its string of coastal resorts with sandy beaches and seaside cafes that make for a relaxed vacation. The countryside is dotted by charming villages of Moorish origin, each with its own colorful character, history, and architecture. Its diverse landscapes also include rugged mountains. Don’t miss a chance to tour its natural wonders, including dramatic gorges, excellent walking areas, and one of Europe’s main flamingo breeding grounds.
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