8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16​h
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Bring the kids along to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, get your game on at Virtual Playground, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in March; daily highs in Barcelona reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parque del Retiro and Plaza de Oriente. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and have some family-friendly fun at Hurricane Factory Madrid.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madrid online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Madrid, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
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