9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  16​h
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Guatemala City

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip tool .

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In January, Barcelona is little chillier than Guatemala City - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): wander the streets of Albayzin, explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and then take an unorthodox tour of El Reino Escape Room.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Granada online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Granada when traveling from Barcelona in January, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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 8th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in January, Seville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Torre Giralda ©
Torre Giralda

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and stroll around Parque del Retiro.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madrid day trip site .

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seville in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

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