8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Durban

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Family-friendly places like Parque del Retiro and Plaza de Oriente will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Campo, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planning tool .

Durban, South Africa to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Durban in March; daily highs in Madrid reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kids will enjoy Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, stroll around Ciutadella Park, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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

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