8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  16​h
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Parc Guell and Barcelona Cathedral. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip site .

Seattle, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, car, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Ibiza

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 7th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Comte and then kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hippy Market Punta Arabia, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala S'Illot des Rencli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town tour planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala S'Illot des Rencli, Hippy Market Punta Arabi, Cala Comte
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Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, then wander the streets of Gran Via, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid journey website .

Fly from Ibiza Town to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ibiza Town in September since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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