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Barcelona — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Your day by day itinerary now includes Las Ramblas. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. 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 Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC.

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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 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Madrid — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Bring the kids along to Parque del Retiro and Royal Palace of Madrid. Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Espana Madrid, ponder the design of Cibeles Fountain, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect nights in Madrid to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Cordoba.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Cordoba — 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Granada.
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Granada — 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then see 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: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, 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, then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Nicolas.

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You can take a train from Cordoba to Granada in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.
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Malaga — 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the galleries of Alcazaba, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then meet the residents at Bioparc, then enjoy 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, then walk around Parque De La Paloma, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena.

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You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Malaga. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Spain travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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.