9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batlló, examine the collection at Picasso Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Casa Milà.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at El Faro de Maspalomas, stop by Tresor Noir, and then stroll through Playa de Mogan.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maspalomas sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Barcelona to Maspalomas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in March; daily highs in Maspalomas reach 25°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Amadores, Tresor Noir, Playa de Mogan
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Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for sightseeing, museums, parks, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Maspalomas to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Maspalomas in March, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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