7 days in Spain Itinerary

7 days in Spain Itinerary

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7 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + Bus:  6 h
1
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Madrid
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Barcelona
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Milan

1
night
San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach, then stop by Ganbara, then take a stroll through Parte Vieja, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Zurriola Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, and then contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Mota.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia trip planner.

Milan, Italy to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Milan in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Sebastian - Donostia, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach
Monte Urgull ©
Monte Urgull

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Partybus, Kialma Cocktails and Drinks and Funky Rider. Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado, admire the striking features of Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madrid travel itinerary planner.

Fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

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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 14th (Fri), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then stop by Barcelonines. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Las Ramblas, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batlló, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Barceloneta.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta

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