8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain vacation planner

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Barcelona
— 2 nights
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
— 3 nights
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Seville
— 1 night
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Madrid
— 1 night
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Barcelona

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and then pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Barcelona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Barcelona is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Beaches · Shopping

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria

— 3 nights

City of Palms

As the largest city in the Canary Islands, Las Palmas serves as a popular vacation destination, encompassing lively island culture and all the modern amenities of a major metropolis.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Las Canteras Beach and Playa del Confital. Visiting Playa de Mogan and Walk In Gran Canaria - Day Tour will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Las Palmas de Gran Canaria side-trips: Playa de San Agustin (in San Agustin), Playa de Amadores (in Amadores) and Playa de Patalavaca (in Patalavaca). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Dobrev Wellness and Massage, take a stroll through Calle Triana, experience the excitement of Motos Tivoli Gran Canaria, and explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in January: high temperatures in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria hover around 24°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trips

Seville

— 1 night

City of Towers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seville holiday planner.

You can fly from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Seville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Seville is a bit cooler than Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Madrid

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Gran Via.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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.