9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Granada
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
End: Ljubljana

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Madrid online tour itinerary planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Madrid is an approximately 8-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in October: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
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 28th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about all things military at Torre del Oro, and then make a trip to Plaza de España.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seville road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seville, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

1
night
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take a stroll through Albayzin and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada holiday builder site .

You can drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in October, Granada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip maker .

You can fly from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to 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
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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