9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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1
Valencia
— 1 night
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
3
Barcelona
— 4 nights

1
night
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda and then contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia and then browse the exhibits of Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Valencia travel route website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Valencia is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Valencia. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Oceanografic Valencia ©
Oceanografic Valencia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Prado National Museum and Parque del Retiro. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, wander the streets of Gran Via, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Valencia in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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