9 days in Madrid, Seville & Barcelona Itinerary

9 days in Madrid, Seville & Barcelona Itinerary

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Madrid
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Seville
— 2 nights
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Barcelona
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Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral de Segovia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Acueduct of Segovia. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Old City & La Juderia). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, wander the streets of La Latina, learn about winemaking at Maracuya, and get outside with Picnic Madrid.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In August in Madrid, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Seville

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then make a trip to Plaza de Santa Marta, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Barcelona

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Barcelona driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks
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