8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 22nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then explore the activities along Retiro Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing 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 explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Madrid. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, Madrid is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): ponder the design of Magic Fountain (Font Magica), walk around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Las Ramblas, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning website .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
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 26th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Plaza de España and then find something for the whole family at Isla Magica.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Isla Magica ©
Isla Magica
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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