8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: George
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
3
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
— 1 night
Fly:  27 h
End: George

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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Carretera de Les Aigues and Bodo Barcelona. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and get outside with Mercado Gotico de Barcelona (Mercat Gotic de Barcelona).

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George, South Africa to Barcelona is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from George to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from George in February, expect Barcelona to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): walk around Parque del Retiro, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio de Salamanca, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to Gran Via. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Diseno Propio. Artesania., browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then view the masterpieces at Rio Creative Art Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid vacation planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in February, with highs in Madrid at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Madrid

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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
On the 11th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas, stroll through Playa de Maspalomas, then explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural Especial de Las Dunas de Maspalomas, and finally browse the different shops at Yumbo Centrum.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Maspalomas route tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Maspalomas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Maspalomas. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect nights in Maspalomas to be much warmer, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maspalomas

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Playa de Maspalomas ©
Playa de Maspalomas
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas

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