4 days in Spain Itinerary

4 days in Spain Itinerary

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4 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Valencia
1
Valencia
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Tarragona
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Almeria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Marbella
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Valencia

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Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market of Valencia, steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia day trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major airports are Valencia Airport, Alicante International Airport and Ibiza Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tarragona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

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Tarragona

Tarragona ©
Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Playa de la Pineda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, then steep yourself in history at Circ Roma, and finally explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro de Tarragona.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tarragona road trip website .

You can take a train from Valencia to Tarragona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Almeria.

Things to do in Tarragona

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Playa de la Pineda
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Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona
Playa de la Pineda ©
Playa de la Pineda

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Almeria

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa de La Fabriquilla, view the masterpieces at Arte21 Almeria, and then contemplate the long history of Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Almeria trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tarragona to Almeria takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Almeria sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Almeria

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Playa de La Fabriquilla ©
Playa de La Fabriquilla
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©

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Marbella

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina, then wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Marbella travel site .

You can drive from Almeria to Marbella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Marbella, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

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Climbing Tours
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion ©
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion

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