8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Seville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 1st (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get into the urban bustle at CaixaForum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 4th (Mon), look for gifts at Lola Fonseca, then contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and finally stop by El Brabantino. On the next day, look for gifts at Bronze & Mora, then browse the eclectic array of goods at El Rastro, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Madrid itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Madrid

Shopping Museums Nature
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Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
El Rastro ©
El Rastro

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 6th (Wed), Head underground at Cueva del Gato, look for gifts at La Tienda de Trinidad, then explore the stunning scenery at SierrAventura Ronda, then look for gifts at ArtesamArt, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reservatauro Ronda.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ronda online travel route builder .

Getting from Madrid to Ronda by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, Ronda is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Wildlife
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SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

1
night
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 8th (Fri), admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, look for gifts at UENO, then stop by Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally look for gifts at Sangrespanola.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Seville are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Sangrespanola ©
Sangrespanola
UENO ©
UENO

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