8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Almeria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Benidorm
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, wander the streets of Los Boliches, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcazaba.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga online tour itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Malaga is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in July; daily highs in Malaga reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Ronda, Benalmadena, Fuengirola
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Los Boliches ©
Los Boliches
Old City ©
Old City
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada, and finally admire the striking features of Alhambra. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, then contemplate the long history of La Madraza, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and finally take a stroll through Albayzin.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Malaga, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Almeria.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

1
night
Almeria

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cabo de Gata Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de El Toyo, and finally steep yourself in history at Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Almeria itinerary planner .

You can drive from Granada to Almeria in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Almeria: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Benidorm.

Things to do in Almeria

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playas de El Toyo
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Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©
Cabo de Gata Lighthouse ©
Cabo de Gata Lighthouse

2
nights
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 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Promenade of Calpe, then kick back and relax at Cala del Moraig, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, wander the streets of Benidorm Old Town, don't miss a visit to Placa del Castell, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Levante.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Benidorm online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Almeria to Benidorm in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Benidorm, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Benidorm

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Promenade of Calpe, Cala del Moraig
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Cala del Moraig ©
Cala del Moraig
Placa del Castell ©
Placa del Castell
Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante

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