8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Benidorm
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Seville
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: London


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2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barcelona day trip planning tool .

London, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Barcelona is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Benidorm.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

1
night
Benidorm

Benidorm ©
A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Mundomar.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Benidorm road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Benidorm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Benidorm, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Benidorm

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Mundomar ©
Mundomar

1
night
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 9th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Benidorm to Granada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Benidorm in August, Granada is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Photography Tours

1
night
Seville

Seville ©
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 (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Seville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 11th (Sun), walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Madrid are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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