8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 1 night
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Bilbao
— 1 night
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Barcelona
— 2 nights
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Mahon
— 1 night
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Seville
— 2 nights
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Madrid

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Madrid. In August in Madrid, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Bilbao

— 1 night

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, stop by Lupita, then stroll around Casilda Iturrizar parkea, and finally explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Bilbao takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Bilbao hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

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.
On the 29th (Sat), admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, walk around Parc Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas.

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Getting from Bilbao to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bilbao in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Mahon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Mahon

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): examine the collection at Isla del Rey, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Es Calo Blanc, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Son Bou.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mahon online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Mahon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Mahon

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and then walk around Parque de Maria Luisa. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville holiday planner.

You can fly from Mahon to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Mahon in August, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.

Menorca travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
The most tranquil of the Balearic Islands, Minorca or Menorca is a protected biosphere reserve featuring a remarkably unspoiled nature. Despite its small size, this island possesses just as many beaches as its bigger siblings, making it a perfect holiday destination. Here adventurous travelers have the opportunity to leisurely explore the natural attractions that abound, and quite possibly could have a pristine beach all to themselves. But more than just these untouched beaches and secluded bays along the coast, the island does have several modern yet very peaceful resorts, noted for a wide range of outstanding tourist facilities and a myriad of alfresco dining options.