8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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Madrid
— 1 night
Train
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Valencia
— 1 night
Fly
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Palma de Mallorca
— 1 night
Fly
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Mahon
— 1 night
Fly
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Bilbao
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Casa de Campo, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Madrid. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Valencia

— 1 night

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for slightly colder days in Valencia, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Palma de Mallorca

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santo Cristo de la Sangre, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, stop by Tara's, then examine the collection at Castell de Bellver, and finally Head underground at Avenc de Son Pou.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Valencia to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Palma de Mallorca are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Mahon.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Mahon

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Isla del Rey, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then stroll through Es Calo Blanc, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Son Bou.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mahon tour planner.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Mahon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mahon are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Bilbao.

Things to do in Mahon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Bilbao

— 3 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Venture out of the city with trips to RiojaNatura (in Santo Domingo de la Calzada), Bodegas Tritium (in Cenicero) and San Sebastian - Donostia (Wine Tours & Tastings & Food Tours). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

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Fly from Mahon to Bilbao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bilbao when traveling from Mahon in August, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Tours · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

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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.

Majorca travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Nightlife · Churches
Majorca offers much more than 550 km (342 mi) of shoreline, with its golden beaches and tranquil waters ideal for leisurely sailing trips. Although the island’s coastline attracts nearly 8 million tourists each year, away from the most popular beach resorts, chances for an enjoyable and authentic Majorca vacation abound, including exploring its signature limestone cliffs, now popular for cliff jumping. Deeper inland, you'll find rugged mountains and sprawling plains covered with vineyards. In the island’s interior, numerous small restaurants serve delicious and affordable authentic Mediterranean food.

Menorca travel guide

4.2
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.