8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
3
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Granada
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Cardiff

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 25th (Sat): stroll around Parque del Retiro, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then get your game on at EXIT Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Madrid road trip planner.

Cardiff, UK to Madrid is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Madrid. When traveling from Cardiff in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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EXIT Madrid ©
EXIT Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seville online day trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in March, with highs in Seville at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, surround yourself with nature on Paddock Paradise Ronda, get great views at Mirador Paseo Blas Infante, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Cuenca.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda trip planner.

You can take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

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 29th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room, take a memorable drive along TrikeTours, and then admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Granada tour builder tool.

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ronda in March; daily highs in Granada reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room

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.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then have some family-friendly fun at Enigmik Escape Room, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally get your game on at Virtual Playground.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Granada to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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