8 days in Madrid, Valencia & Barcelona Itinerary

8 days in Madrid, Valencia & Barcelona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip planner

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Madrid
— 3 nights
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Valencia
— 1 night
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Barcelona
— 3 nights
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Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planning site.

Lagos, Nigeria to Madrid is an approximately 9-hour flight. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Lagos in December: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Valencia

— 1 night

City of Mediterranean Light

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 23rd (Wed): admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda and then ponder the world of politics at Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, then stop by La Petite Planethe, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Valencia visit planning site.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Valencia: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Barcelona

— 3 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.
On the 25th (Fri), shop like a local with La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and then stop by El Barri Gòtic.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping