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
Fly
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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. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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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. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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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 get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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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.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get outside with Experience Box Spain. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, then enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador.

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Fly from Barcelona to Malaga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Malaga sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.

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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.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · 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.

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.