9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
2
Nerja
— 2 nights
3
Seville
— 1 night
4
Madrid
— 2 nights

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museu Picasso and Galeria La Lesia will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Next up on the itinerary: visit El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta.

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Atlanta, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, then kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, and then stroll through Capistrano Playa. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Alberquilla, kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, then enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Nerja Book Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nerja trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Nerja in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get little chillier in Nerja: highs are around 54°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Nerja

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

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 26th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seville holiday planner.

Drive from Nerja to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nerja in December, things will get a bit warmer in Seville: highs are around 61°F and lows about 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then don't miss a visit to Gran Via, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Cava Baja Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid trip tool.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in December, with highs in Madrid at 54°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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