5 days in Spain Itinerary

5 days in Spain Itinerary

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5 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
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 6th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally make a trip to Ciutat Vella.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

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
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Gran Via, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally admire the striking features of Catedral de Sevilla.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seville itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in December, with highs in Seville at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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