8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Malaga
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Barcelona
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Dublin

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Burriana Beach and then make a trip to Balcony of Europe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, look for gifts at ArtesamArt, and then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga online journey planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Malaga is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Malaga is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Malaga at 20°C and lows at 9°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nerja, Ronda, Marbella Old Town
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe

2
nights
Seville

Seville ©
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 24th (Sat), stop by Coco Sevilla.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seville, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Malaga to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Seville, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Mercado de Triana ©
Mercado de Triana
Zaguan 24 ©
Zaguan 24

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 26th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then stop by Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, then take a stroll through Gran Via, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of La Latina, then take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seville in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Gran Via ©
Gran Via
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
Barrio de Salamanca ©
Barrio de Salamanca

1
night
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
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 28th (Wed): stop by Las Ramblas, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then stop by Cellarer. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

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