9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Granada
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Madrid is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in January since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Seville.

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

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 20th (Mon), stroll through Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Seville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

1
night
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Alhambra, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and then have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Seville to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in January, Granada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Generalife ©
Generalife

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 parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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