9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  34​h
1
Granada
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Seville
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Madrid
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Christchurch

1
day
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 25th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Granada online holiday planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Granada is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Christchurch to Granada, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Granada is warmer than Christchurch - with highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra

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 26th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seville road trip planning site .

Getting from Granada to Seville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Seville are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

1
night
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 27th (Sat), wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then look for gifts at Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba online trip planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seville in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): walk around Parque del Retiro, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madrid itinerary builder app .

Getting from Cordoba to Madrid by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cordoba in June: highs in Madrid hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
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 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip tool .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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