8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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Nerja
— 3 nights
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Madrid
— 2 nights
3
Barcelona
— 2 nights

3
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Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Attractions like Aquavelis Water Park and Playa El Salon make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, see Off-Road Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Capistrano Playa.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip planning app.

Durham, UK to Nerja is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Nerja. Traveling from Durham in August, you will find days in Nerja are much warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Madrid.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Aquavelis Water Park
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Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Aquavelis Water Park ©
Aquavelis Water Park

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parque del Retiro, then stroll through Casa de Campo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madrid tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Madrid are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · 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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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 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Lady, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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