9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Spain Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Naturanda Turismo Ambiental, Parque Nacional de Donana and Not Just a Tourist. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get a tailor-made plan with Not Just a Tourist, gain a rich perspective with Naturanda Turismo Ambiental, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Donana, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seville travel route planning site .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Seville is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Jose to Seville. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Donana
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Batllo and Parc Guell. Appreciate the collections at Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Museo Picasso. Spend the 9th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of Carrer Montcada, examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in June, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and then walk around Retiro Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the landmark architecture of Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: highs in Madrid hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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