8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Madrid
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5 h
3
Sierra Nevada National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  18 h
End: Dubai

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parc de Montjuic, Museu Maritim de Barcelona and Barcelona e-bikerent. Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell make great kid-friendly stops. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Barcelona to be colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. You'll set off for Madrid on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Simply Rickshaw has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor and then browse for treasures at Simply Rickshaw. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Gran Via, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get little chillier in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sierra Nevada National Park.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Mercado San Miguel ©
Mercado San Miguel

1
day
Sierra Nevada National Park

Sierra Nevada National Park ©
You've now added Castillo de Santa Ana to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Thu), hone your skills at Sierra Nevada Independiente, get great views at Mirador Ahi De Cara, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Ana.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sierra Nevada National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Madrid to Sierra Nevada National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sierra Nevada National Park

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Castillo de Santa Ana
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Castillo de Santa Ana ©
Castillo de Santa Ana
Mirador Ahi De Cara ©
Mirador Ahi De Cara

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