10 days in Madrid, South of Spain & Barcelona Itinerary

10 days in Madrid, South of Spain & Barcelona Itinerary

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Madrid
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Malaga
— 5 nights
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Marbella
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona
— 2 nights

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Madrid

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In May, daytime highs in Madrid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Malaga

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Discover out-of-the-way places like El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro and Mercado Central de Atarazanas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alhambra and Generalife. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa La Carihuela (in Torremolinos) and Granada (Mirador de San Nicolas, Basilica de San Juan de Dios, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa El Bajondillo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, and examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Malaga by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Malaga, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Marbella

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): kick back and relax at Cabopino Beach, look for gifts at La Canada Shopping Centre, then wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, and finally cozy up to a beverage at D.OLIVA. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Cueva de la Pileta, stop by ArtesamArt, and then take a stroll through La Ciudad.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marbella road trip planner.

Getting from Malaga to Marbella by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Barcelona

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parc Guell and then kick back and relax at Fenals Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Marbella to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

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