8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 1 night
Train
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Madrid
— 1 night
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Valencia
— 1 night
Fly
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Malaga
— 1 night
Fly
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Santillana del Mar
— 1 night
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Santiago de Compostela
— 2 nights
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Barcelona

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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary builder tool.

Lagos, Nigeria to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Lagos in December: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Madrid.

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Madrid

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Valencia

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Valencia driving holiday tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in December: highs in Valencia hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 5°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Malaga.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Malaga

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Valencia to Malaga by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in December, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santillana del Mar.

Things to do in Malaga

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. On the 25th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle de Juan Infante, admire the masterpieces at Museo y Fundacion Jesus Otero, look for gifts at Taller Estudio de Ceramica Santillana del Mar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Colegiata de Santillana del Mar, and finally make a trip to Ermita de Santa Justa.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santillana del Mar trip planning website.

Getting from Malaga to Santillana del Mar by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in December, expect nights in Santillana del Mar to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Santillana del Mar

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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Santiago de Compostela

City of Stone

As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Obradoiro, then admire the striking features of Sede de la SGAE en Galicia, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Compostela online trip maker.

Getting from Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Santiago de Compostela can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Historic Sites · Spas

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.