8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona — 2 nights

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 historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona vacation planner.

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Madrid.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Madrid — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Oriente.

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Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Seville.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Seville — 2 nights

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 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol). On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Spain travel guide

Beaches · Churches · 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.