Route & dates
Barcelona— 4 nights
Madrid— 3 nights
Cordoba— 1 night
Granada— 1 night
Malaga— 1 night
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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Las Ramblas. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Camp Nou. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Salou to see PortAventura about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.
For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner.
If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In August, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.
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Cultural Capital of Spain
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.Bring the kids along to Parque del Retiro and Mercado San Miguel. Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Espana Madrid, ponder the design of Plaza de Cibeles, and walk around Casa de Campo.
To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.
You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: highs in Madrid hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Cordoba.
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Pearl of Muslim Spain
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba trip itinerary builder site.
You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Granada.
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Pearl of Spain
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, thensee the sky in a new way at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Albayzin, don't miss a visit to Ermita de San Miguel Alto, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza de San Nicolas, and finally don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro.
For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Granada sightseeing planner.
You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.
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Capital of the Costa del Sol
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the galleries of Alcazaba, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenmeet the residents at Bioparc, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, observe the fascinating underwater world at Selwo Marina, thenwalk around Parque De La Paloma, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena.
For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip planner.
You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Malaga. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train back home.
Things to do in Malaga
Benalmadena, Nerja, Bioparc
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