9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain trip maker

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Madrid
— 1 night
Train
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Zaragoza
— 1 night
Train to Nuevos Ministerios, Fly to Ibiza
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Ibiza Town, Ibiza
— 1 night
Fly
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Seville
— 1 night
Train
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Cordoba
— 1 night
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Malaga
— 1 night
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Granada
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona
— 1 night
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Madrid

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online vacation builder.

Cairo, Egypt to Madrid is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Madrid. Traveling from Cairo in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Zaragoza

— 1 night

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, contemplate the long history of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, then contemplate the long history of Palacio de la Aljaferia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Piedra.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zaragoza trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Zaragoza by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Zaragoza can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Ibiza Town, Ibiza

— 1 night

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, take a stroll through Dalt Vila, and then kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ibiza Town trip app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Zaragoza to Ibiza Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Zaragoza in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ibiza Town, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Seville

— 1 night

City of Towers

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 8th (Wed), take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seville visit planner.

Fly from Ibiza Town to Seville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ibiza Town in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Seville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Cordoba

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Roman Bridge.

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Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in August, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Malaga

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 10th (Fri), take a stroll through La Carihuela, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip planner.

Take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in August: highs in Malaga hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Granada

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 11th (Sat), take a stroll through Albayzin, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and then admire the striking features of Alhambra.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in August, plan for little chillier nights in Granada, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Barcelona

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Granada in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.