9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Madrid
1
Madrid
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
End: Madrid

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night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo de San Isidro, stroll around Parque del Retiro, then walk around Casa de Campo, and finally make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid attractions app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Madrid. In April, daytime highs in Madrid are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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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 5th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, explore the ancient world of Roman Bridge, then get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cordoba online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in April, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

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nights
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 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the masterpieces at Painter Amalio Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Isidoro, and finally admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Costa Adeje.

Things to do in Seville

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Costa Adeje ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at El Medano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Fanabe, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Duque, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de las Vistas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Costa Adeje vacation planning website .

Fly from Seville to Costa Adeje in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Costa Adeje due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seville in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Costa Adeje, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Costa Adeje

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

El Medano, Playa de las Vistas
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Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
El Medano ©
El Medano
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas

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nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barcelona Cathedral and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, examine the collection at Joan Miro Foundation, and walk around Parc Guell.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online day trip planner .

You can fly from Costa Adeje to Barcelona in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Costa Adeje to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Costa Adeje in April: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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