7 days in Spain Itinerary

7 days in Spain Itinerary

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7 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
San Sebastian - Donostia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bilbao
— 1 day
3
Zaragoza
— 1 night
4
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Valencia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Madrid

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San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de la Mota, take in the exciting artwork at Lance and Malone Art Shop, then make a trip to Calle San Pedro, and finally see the interesting displays at Albaola, The Sea Factory of the Basques.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia trip maker website .

Madrid to San Sebastian - Donostia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Sebastian - Donostia, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Calle San Pedro, Albaola, The Sea Factory of the Basques
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Miramar Palace ©
Miramar Palace
Castillo de la Mota ©
Castillo de la Mota
Lance and Malone Art Shop ©
Lance and Malone Art Shop

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Bilbao

Bilbao ©
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
On the 20th (Fri), catch some excitement at La Ribera Market, take a stroll through Casco Viejo, and then explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bilbao trip maker site .

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
La Ribera Market ©
La Ribera Market

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Zaragoza

Zaragoza
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zaragoza trip planner .

You can drive from Bilbao to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Zaragoza can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will leave for Barcelona on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Zaragoza

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barcelona Cathedral as well as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Ciutat Vella, wander the streets of Barri de Gracia, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Casa Batllo, shop like a local with Imanart Barcelona Street Photo Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

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You can take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats and Chapel of the Holy Grail. You'll explore and learn at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti and Botique Museo Lladro. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Central Market of Valencia, indulge your taste buds at Mercado Colon, see the interesting displays at Museu Faller de Valencia, and take an in-depth tour of Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Valencia sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Playa de la Patacona
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