9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Madrid
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Seville
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
The Magic Fountain has been added to your itinerary. Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Batllo and Barcelona Cathedral. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with La Boqueria, wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, and walk around Parc Guell.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip builder app.

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Barcelona, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Palace of Madrid, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Euro Segway Tours Madrid. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, then see Euro Segway Tours Madrid, and then view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid route builder app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Nerja

— 2 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo de Nerja, Nerja Book Centre and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. On the 29th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja and then get your bearings at Nerja Book Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Nerja and then kick back and relax at Burriana Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nerja trip maker.

You can drive from Madrid to Nerja in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

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.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Seville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

Spain travel guide

4.5
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.