8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7​h
Barcelona
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Zaragoza
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Madrid
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cairo

2
days
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 (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Palau Guell, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila "La Pedrera".

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona sightseeing website .

Cairo, Egypt to Barcelona is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Zaragoza.

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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

1
day
Zaragoza

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and then appreciate the history behind Palacio de la Aljaferia.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zaragoza trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Zaragoza by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zaragoza, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Seville.

Things to do in Zaragoza

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Palacio de la Aljaferia ©
Palacio de la Aljaferia
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

1
day
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 9th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, then get great views at Seville Cathedral, then stroll through Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral

1
day
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 10th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Marina de Aguas Santas Church, explore the ancient world of Roman Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Cordoba online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in September, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
days
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 11th (Tue), examine the collection at Prado National Museum and then examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza). Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor and then explore the galleries of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip website .

Take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Madrid, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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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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