8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Barcelona
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Seville
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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 5th (Tue), take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and then admire the striking features of Casa Amatller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then make a trip to Las Ramblas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary website .

Sydney, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get a bit cooler in Barcelona: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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 7th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seville vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Seville are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On your second day here, walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seville in November; daily highs in Madrid reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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